More than 200 foreign criminals could now be granted the right to stay
29th July 2011: More than 200 foreign criminals could now find themselves being granted the right to stay following a ruling by Euro judges.
The ruling makes it clear that the convicts cannot be sent back, regardless of how bad their crimes are, if they face ‘ill-treatment’ at home, as it is against their human rights.
The ruling indicates even the `undesirable’ and ‘dangerous’ immigrants, who have committed serious crimes in Britain, cannot be deported
The ruling came in the case of Abdisamad Adow Sufi and Abdiaziz Ibrahim Elmi, who have convictions for a number of serious offences. Both are currently in UK immigration detention centres.
Strasbourg judges asserted that the two Somalis could not deported to Mogadishu, despite serious convictions.
The two not only won their appeal against deportation, the European Court of Human Rights also awarded Sufi and Elmi £12,500 and £6,700 respectively for costs and expenses in bringing the case.