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Asylum NOW for Tacko, Asuman & Proscovia: Gay activists from Uganda & Senegal
  • Petitioned UK Immigration minister (Damian Green) & Home Office

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UK Immigration minister (Damian Green) & Home Office

Asylum NOW for Tacko, Asuman & Proscovia: Gay activists from Uganda & Senegal

    1. Karen Doyle
    2. Petition by

      Karen Doyle

      London, United Kingdom

Andrew has WON Asylum! the fight continues....Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia MUST STAY! - Justice delayed is justice denied. End the degrading treatment of Refugees.

Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia are lesbian/gay activists and civil rights leaders from Uganda and Senegal, nations where openly gay people are politically persecuted, imprisoned and murdered for being gay. Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia are seeking political asylum in Britain. Their outspoken and public opposition to the anti-gay political policies of the Ugandan and Senegalese governments means that a decision by the British government to return them to Uganda or Senegal is tantamount to a death sentence.

Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia are members of the Movement for Justice and leaders of the struggles against racism and the scapegoating of refugees and asylum seekers here in Britain. They are also tireless leaders of the struggle for lesbian/gay equality in Britain, Africa and other parts of the world. Both the governments and anti-gay death squads of Uganda and Senegal know their sexual orientation.

Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia have not been granted asylum, even though each of them filed a claim many months ago. Three survived torture; the fourth’s partner was tortured and killed. Living under the constant threat of deportation, never knowing what the next day holds, is an especially excruciating experience for these political asylum seekers.

Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia have not been granted asylum thus far because of their political activism in Britain. All four are members of the Movement for Justice and leaders of the struggles against racism and the scapegoating of refugees and asylum seekers here in Britain. Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia are also tireless leaders of the struggle for lesbian/gay equality in Britain, Africa and other parts of the world. They are precisely the kind of leaders that Britain needs to progress as a society.

Last year Britain co-sponsored a Joint Statement on LGBT Rights by 85 countries at the United Nations, calling on governments like Uganda and Senegal to end the torture of LGBT people, protect their safety and human rights, and stop treating homosexuality as a criminal offence. Granting asylum to Tacko, Asuman  and Proscovia is an easy, direct and meaningful way for the British government to show that its pious words will be backed by action.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. On the 1st June Andrew was at last granted refugee status!

      Karen Doyle
      Petition Organizer

      Andrew has been an outspoken advocate for all who are going through the demeaning immigration process. After twice being put through a full interview (in which an agent even sought to discredit his sexuality by going through his mobile phone and suggesting there were ‘a lot’ of female names) the Home Office withheld making any decision on his case for over a year.

      They kept his case in excruciating limbo, rather than grant the security of asylum – a security that not only strengthens Andrew to fight against racism and anti-immigrant scapegoating, but is a victory for all the people routing for Andrew to win – the Movement. It proves that if you fight, and you are part of building the movement you can win.

      We must now renew our efforts to win asylum for Tacko, Asuman and Proscovia - Please re-share the petition with your friends, get as many signatures as possible.
      Thank You!

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • frank daniel AACHEN, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      Against racism and homophobia

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    • Nadia Strandheim HäRNöSAND, SWEDEN
      • about 1 year ago

      Nobody should be sent back to a place where they are not safe!

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    • shafayat sohail DHAKA, BANGLADESH
      • about 1 year ago

      This is Importanat for humanity

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    • Rainer Bartel HELFENBERG, AUSTRIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Live and let live.

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    • RMJ Harvey-Amer CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      It would be a crime for the UK Gov't to deport these brave LGBT political activists back to their countries of origin where LGBT people through anti LGBT Laws & Press Campaigns would put their lives in great danger.

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