stop deportation from heathrow to torture
January 31, 2011 16:00Tagged as: migration social_struggles solidarity
Heathrow airport outside terminal 4
From Heathrow to prison and torture?
After 13 years in the UK, 52 year old Moughane Abdulhaq is due to be deported from London to Morocco on Monday 31st January. If this happens he will face almost certain imprisonment and torture.
Moughane left Morocco after having been imprisoned, tortured and falsely accused of writing graffiti insulting the King in 1994. He had been imprisoned for eight months, had electric shocks in his head, and screws attached to him so that every time he moved they dug deeper into his body. He still has the scars.
On contemplating his return, his face contorted with fear, he says, ‘if I thought I would face a short time of torture, I could manage, I have come through that before. But when they hear I tried to claim asylum abroad, I would never see the sun again’.
His parents died in 2000, he was unable to see them before they died. His brother committed suicide in Morocco in 2010. He is no longer in contact with any friends or family in Morocco.
After 13 years in the UK, Moughane has a wide circle of friends and supporters of all ages and backgrounds.
'‘It is so unjust that Moughane is being snatched from us, he is like part of our family’, says Louisa 29 year old drama therapist.
‘My 3 year old son always looks forward to playing with Moughane. When I try to explain where Moughane is, my son asks ‘but why?’ There is no answer I can give’, says Rebecca 44 year old researcher.
Moughane is due to be deported on Monday 31st January 17.10 Royal Air Maroc flight to Casablanca.
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