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Air Charter Scotland (@AirCharterScot): Refuse to deport a dying man #IsaMuazu

Isa Muazu is a Nigerian asylum seeker on hunger strike in Harmondsworth detention centre. He is set to be deported tomorrow morning on an Air Charter Scotland plane.

He refused to eat because he said his asylum claim has not been dealt with properly. He did not have access to good legal counsel when he first submitted his claim.

He has been on hunger strike for 90 days. He is now in a critical condition and weighs just 50 kilograms. Before his hunger strike he was surviving on cornflakes because no other food at the centre was suitable because of pre-existing medical conditions.

He is no longer able to see or stand.

Muazu is fearful of returning because he is being targeted by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, who have already reportedly killed several members of his family.

I first spoke to Isa in September. He told me how afraid he is to return to Nigeria.

I have been begging him to eat to stay alive. But he is so genuinely afraid to return to Nigeria he would rather die than go back there. That to me says everything.

He will likely have to be stretchered onto the flight.

This deportation could kill him.

We are calling on you to refuse to take Isa on your airline.

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