Returned Colombian asylum seekers killed
Last month Jhon Reyes-Prado, 33, and his family were repatriated to
Despite a vigorous campaign, protests from MP's, local people and
various organisations the immigration authorities were determined to
throw Jhon Reyes-Prado to the wolves, despite four of his family members
already having suffered murder (his father, uncle and two brothers).
The worst of fears was confirmed as news came in that he had been
murdered by two hooded men on motor bikes.
The National Coalition of
Anti Deportation Campaigns
had fought for the family to remain in this country, arguing that they
would be subject to retribution from right wing paramilitaries.
Tragically they have been proved correct.
Jhon, and others like him are not only victims of repression at home,
they are victims at the hands of a Home Office that is not only
irresponsible, racist and oppressive, but also culpable in his murder.
The racist policy of deporting those in danger just because they
don't come from this bit of the map has to stop. Why not contact David
Blunkett to complain?
fax on 020 7273 3965
Or write direct:
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London SW1H 9AT