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Asylum family gets amnesty

They were released in the early morning from the detention center 10 November 2008. A family of asylum seekers from Cameroon have won a stay of execution. They were due to be sent back home today, but their flights have now been cancelled.

Fred Nukagem, aged 37, Sandra Yonga Mbell, aged 29, and their three children were arrested on Wednesday and have been kept in a detention centre in Bedfordshire.

The Middleport family were still in arrest this early morning but by now they have been released.

Mr Nukagem said: "I’m very happy our flights have been cancelled."

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