Today an Egyptian mother, Fariman Saleh and her two teenage children were removed from the UK to Egypt.
“We now have confirmation that Mrs. Saleh and family were made to board the charter flight PVT070 to Egypt at 8am,” says Save Saleh Family Campaign.
Mrs. Saleh and her children were failed asylum seekers who were living in Cardiff.
UK Border Agency officers raided the family’s home on 19th October 2012 very early in the morning, woke Mrs. Saleh and the children, handcuffed and took them away.
Mrs. Saleh arrived in the UK in 2007 with her son and one of her daughters who were aged 12, and 15 at the time.
Save Saleh Family Campaign says that for 15 years, prior to coming to the UK, Mrs. Saleh was subjected to domestic violence and rape by her husband. Although she asked for help, he was never prosecuted for his actions because of his close ties with high ranking officials and the authorities in Egypt.
The UK Border Agency rejected the family’s application for asylum, ignoring numerous pieces of evidence regarding the case, Save Saleh Family Campaign says.