“Deport first, appeal later” claims its first known casualty

Zainadin FazlieMay Bulman has reported in The Independent the death of an Afghan citizen deported from the UK pending his appeal. He was shot dead in his home town and his wife saw his dead body in an image on Facebook. He had lived in the UK for 16 years and had four British children. The report is vague on the reasons for deportation, mentioning “a number of minor offences” and an eight week sentence for a violent offence. The normal threshold for automatic deportation is a 12 month sentence, being a persistent offender or causing serious harm. His appeal against the deportation was listed for 28 September 2018 and his…

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