Joseph Kaute, a gay Cameroonian man who faces deportation from the UK has avoided the departure after Air France refused to transport him for the third time.
UK Gay News has the story:
Joseph Kaute, the 43-years-old gay Cameroonian who was due to be deported from the UK this morning, is back at Harmondsworh detention centre this evening, thanks to Air France, the airline that was due to fly him from Heathrow back to Yaoundé via Paris. It was the third attempt to deport him.
“Air France refused to allow me to board,” Mr. Kaute told UK Gay News by telephone, this evening.
He added that he was aware of the eleventh-hour campaign mounted yesterday evening to prevent the deportation, with representations made directly to Air France in both Paris and London.
“I would like to thank all those who helped me,” he said.
Mr. Kaute arrived in the UK in November last year and claimed asylum, saying that he was gay and that he faced up to five years imprisonment.
However, a tribunal in Newport, Wales, refused to accept that he was gay.
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