Mariama N, a lesbian from the Gambia, faces a new threat of deportation after she has twice stopped attempts to send her back to anti-gay persecution.
On 24 July Mariama stood her ground, refused to get on the Royal Air Maroc plane at Heathrow, resisted all the threats of the guards, challenged them on the policy and injustice they were implementing, and rejected their warnings of what would happen to her ‘next time’. Another flight on 13 August was cancelled. Now Mariama has been given ‘removal directions’ for Tuesday 3 September, 9.15am on Monarch Airlines flight ZB5394 from Gatwick.
Please take action to call on Monarch Airlines to refuse the flight – Tell them not to collude in sending Mariama back to persecution:Call centre: 0871 940 5040 (open at weekends)
Holiday centre: 0871 423 8568 (open at weekends)
Monarch chartered flights dept is 08712 252 555
The Monarch Group Head Office: 0871 2250 250
Email their press office: [email protected]
Chairman is Ian Rawlinson
Phone/Email the Home Office:
Quote Home Office references: Mariama S1447771/002
There is no justification in returning someone whose life is at stake, on the flimsy claim that they didn’t do enough to ‘prove’ they are gay in Home Office eyes.
Home Secretary Theresa May: [email protected] Fax: 020 7219 1145
Immigration Minister: [email protected]
And copy to the following Home Office & UKBA addresses: