URGENT: Stop Deportation of Reza Maghsoudi (age 27)
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Reza is a shy young man, who at the age of Thirteen (13) escaped the War in Afghanistan, trekked across Iran, Turkey and through Europe to England; where he arrived alone and with nothing but a handful of photographs. He’s built a life here but has been forced into a detention centre and could be deported to Afghanistan at any time.
I have come to know Reza through the wide circle of friends he has built in Salisbury who were distressed at his treatment and his threatened deportation.
Reza was born in 1990 in Afghanistan, close to the border with Iran. His family were of the Hazara ethnic group - a group that has been systematically oppressed and massacred by the Taliban.
From this place of persecution and murder Reza escaped alone for the hope of freedom and life in England.
Despite having no family to return to in Afghanistan, and despite having been in the UK since he was a child, and despite being a Hazara Shia Muslim at risk of murder by the Taliban, he has been refused asylum, been placed in detention and could be deported without your help!
Now 27 years old, he has friends in England. He went to college, in Croydon, studying Mathematics and English, and was apprenticing voluntarily as a Tailor in Salisbury (Wiltshire) at no cost burden to the state, before he was arrested at a scheduled case meeting for deportation.
I met with him in Tinsley House (Immigration Removal Centre), and had a really good conversation and took him some personal items; including some books by American author George R. R. Martin, which he had been reading.
Please sign this petition to change the decision to deport Reza and have him granted asylum.
Reza’s Case ID: 014978534
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