TOMORROW’S MAY 5 PROTEST AT HEATHROW HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
The below is a mail sent by Mohsen at 9:27pm EST on May 4 2010:
Bita’s flight has been cancelled at 6.30pm. Home Office had to cancel Bita’s removal direction after it had been ordered by United Kingdom High Court(5pm) and EU Human Right Court(6pm).
I use this opportunity to express our gratitude to all who support us in different occasions all the time. Even though Bita is still in detention centre and it seems there is a long way to get our aim but it is the hardest step that we could successfully pass with your help and I am sure you will support her till the end.
The solicitor Mr Vasoodoven has already asked Home Office to release her and as we are sure they are not going to do that so he will ask for bail court.
We have to collect and prepare all the documents for Oral Hearing set on 21 July.
In the end, thanks for all who had planned to join us for tomorrow demonstration, there won’t be any at the moment.
Bita & Mohsen
MFI wishes Bita and Mohsen continued strength as they navigate a fundamentally unfair system. Above all we wish them happiness. Their struggles have shed light on the rotten underbelly of the immigration bureau in England, and they have forced us to question the way that refugees are treated worldwide.
Tonight we can breathe a little easier, maybe go to sleep a few minutes earlier, but it is not yet time to rest from our work. Asylum-seekers still languish in detention centers from the UK to the US, from Norway and Sweden to Japan and Turkey. We are learning what we can accomplish when we work together. And so together we will continue to demand justice in our world, we will work for it, and we will attain it.