UPDATE - Orashia is back home in Leeds after been detained 4 times in detention over the last few years. We hope that public pressure will help grant Orashia asylum asap and end this ordeal.
The Home Office might try & issue yet more removal directions soon so please be ready to once again call the airline. Keep an eye on fb Defend Orashia for updates :)
Thank you so much for all the support so far.
If he is forcibly removed by the Home Office, his life is in severe danger in Jamaica. All is family are settled in the UK and he would be completely isolated and in hiding. His case has gained mass media attention and support in the past months and he has become well known both here in the UK and in Jamaica.
In 2013 a Home Office spokesman said: ”We have changed our guidance to ensure that we do not remove individuals who have demonstrated a proven risk of persecution on grounds of sexual orientation.'' (PinkNews.co.uk). Why is this then happening to people like Orashia?
Orashia is an amazing person who has the ability to shine so much more than he has been given a chance to here in Britain. He is a faithful friend and does what he can to help and support others going through similar issues to him. He has a close family, many friends and is involved in various groups and organisations around Leeds. His situation has meant that life is a daily unknown battle for himself, his family, especially his mother who works overtime on order to support him, and those closest to him. Please sign this petition and demand Orashia be given a fair chance at a real life now and not be punished for his sexuality.
You can watch a short documentary about Orashia's story called State of Limbo here: http://youtu.be/Wy3R2QtqONM
Another documentary called Judgement Day about Orashia's court hearing on 30th June can be watched here:
Here is a Channel 4 documentary - Unreported World, Jamaica's Underground Gays. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/unreported-world/4od#3705272
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