Jacqueline Nantumbwe must stay
  • Petitioning Andy Braunston

This petition will be delivered to:

Immigration Aid Unit
Andy Braunston
c/o Kate at GMIAU
UK Home Office

Jacqueline Nantumbwe must stay

    1. Jen Langton
    2. Petition by

      Jen Langton

      Manchester, United Kingdom

HOME OFFICE REFERENCE  N1178674/002

Jacqueline is a lesbian woman from Uganda, where homosexuality is a crime and politicians and religious leaders are campaigning for the death penalty. She was forced into an arranged marriage with a man. Jacqueline was discovered with her then girlfriend, Rose, and Jacqueline was imprisoned, tortured and "correctively" raped as punishment for being gay. Rose was not heard from again. Jacqueline fled Uganda and came to England in 2006, applying for asylum in 2012, but her initial application was turned down because she had been too scared to request asylum straight away. The Home Office re-assigned Jacqueline to the North West in 2013, away from her new partner of 5 years, who must stay in London. They have both been refused asylum thus far on the grounds that they have not sufficiently proven their lesbianism, despite Jacqueline being an active member of various local LGBT groups. It has been suggested that gay couples seeking asylum submit sexually explicit home videos as evidence. Jacqueline needs your signatures. Please stand up for LGBT rights and save Jacqueline from deportation and possible execution. 

To:
Andy Braunston, Immigration Aid Unit
UK Home Office, c/o Kate at GMIAU
I hereby lend my support to Jacqueline Nantumbwe in her plea for asylum in the UK (HOME OFFICE REFERENCE N1178674/002), based on the threat of persecution in her home country of Uganda on the grounds of her sexual orientation.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Update on Jacqueline's situation

      Jen Langton
      Petition Organizer

      JACQUELINE NANTUMBWE MUST STAY! Jacqueline is being transferred to Yarlswood today. New evidence being submitted Monday, including the petition you've all signed, letters of support from many of you who know her, and photos.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Andrew Davies SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 days ago

      Human Rights for all

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    • Martin Butcher WARE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 17 days ago

      The UK must act to protect basic human rights, and in the month when gay marriage has become legal here, LGBT rights must be at the heart of that. Being gay is a death sentence in Uganda, and it would be horrendous to send a woman home to die.

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    • Maeie Milburn EASINGWOLD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 23 days ago

      I can not believ in a country as compassionate as ours that we could even consider deporting someone who may be persecuted or worse for something the ARE! We need to stand behind our principles and sometimes these have got to be decided on a case-by-case manner....and this is a special circumstance!!

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    • Margaret Foggie GREENOCK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 23 days ago

      It is horrible to think of someone being stripped of all dignity by the UK Government

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    • Raymond Macnamara SOUTHGATE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 24 days ago

      I do not believe that punishing people for their sexual orientation is right.

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