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Another attempt to remove Rebecca Lutayakamya and Darren

John O | 02.07.2008 16:24 | Migration | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements

30 year old Rebecca Lutayakamya and her son Darren from Uganda, have been in detention since Tuesday 29th April. They are currently in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and are due to be forcibly removed from the UK to Uganda on Thursday 3rd July on British Airways flight BA63 to Entebbe at 21:10.

Rebecca came to the UK in 2005 to escape problems with her father when she was eight months pregnant. Before coming to the UK, Rebecca has faced many difficulties. In 1985 when she was only seven years old, Rebecca's mother was killed. Her mother had been active in the Uganda People's Congress (UPC), a socialist party that made up the Ugandan government before it was overthrown in a military coup in 1985. Rebecca does not know who killed her mother. It could have been rebels fighting the UPC government for the reinstatement of the Bugunda Kingdom as her mother was living in the same region, but Rebecca also thinks there is a strong possibility her father killed her mother.

The Human Rights situation in Uganda continues to deteriorate with further breakdowns in the fragile peace process.

Full background: Please help Rebecca and Darren

Please take urgent action now

All day to day and all day tomorrow

1) Fax/Phone/Email, Willie Walsh, BA Chief Executive Officer, using the model letter 'RebeccaBA.doc.doc' attached, which you can copy/amend/write your own (please ensure inclusion of the families' flight details - British Airways flight BA63 to Entebbe at 21:10 on Thursday 3rd July)

Fax: 020 8759 4314
Tel: 0844 493 0787

2)Please send urgent faxes immediately to Rt. Hon. Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State for the Home Office asking that Rebecca and Darren be granted protection in the UK. Please use the attached "model letter" (RebeccaJS.doc) you can copy/amend/write your own version (if you do so, please remember to include their Port Reference GLE/ 2045616).

Fax: 020 8760 3132(00 44 20 8760 3132 if you are faxing from outside UK)

Please let Unity know of any faxes sent:

The Unity Centre
30 Ibrox Street
Glasgow G51 1AQ
0141 427 7992

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