Nas Must Stay! The UK is his home, and has been since he was 14
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Nas was 13, a young boy growing up in a small village in Afghanistan when his life was torn apart. His brother and sister were murdered, his Father kidnapped by the Taliban. Following a long and difficult journey to the UK, this child was told “you can stay here until your 18 then you will have to go back”. He lost contact with his Mother and sibling.
10 years later he is still fighting to stay.
Birmingham is Nas’ home now. He went to secondary school and college in South Birmingham and dreams of being a Fire Fighter. He has converted to Christianity, and is an active and well-liked member of his local church, finding solace and peace amongst a supportive network. Christians are persecuted in Afghanistan, so he would face further threat for his choice of religion.
Nas is terrified at the thought of returning to a country alone and afraid. The Red Cross told him they could not trace his Mother and that his village is still regarded as a dangerous and volatile place.
We must ask, what kind of system tells a traumatised child you have to go back to a place where your family was murdered?
We call upon Sajid Javid & Teresa May to support Nas' fresh claim for asylum. He is a valued and kind member of his local community, volunteering his time to help others. He is just 22, a young man who wants to contribute to society and be an active citizen of the UK
Please sign, and share, the petition to support Nas’ right to stay amongst his community. Put your name to our pledge:
"We the undersigned call upon Sajid Javid and Teresa May to grant Refugee status to Nas Popalzai and give him the reassurance that the UK will be his home forever, where he can continue to live as an active and respected member of his local community. Do NOT send him back to a hostile and dangerous country where he has no family or support network"
Read here what happens to young adults sent back to Afghanistan https://www.city.ac.uk/news/2018/march/afghanistan-deportation-uk-europe
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