Ntambwe's deportation is scheduled for Friday November 10th and we have very little time.
Ntambwe is from the the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has been seeking asylum since 2001. Ntambwe was active as a student opposing the regime and he remains active in the resistance movement APARECO now.
The DRC secret service disappears, detains and kills members of the political opposition such as Ntambwe. A new wave of killings was evidenced in 2016 and the government has letters from the Bishop of Durham (unanswered) and from the Bill Clinton Peace Foundation advising it is not safe for politically active asylum seekers to be deported to the DRC. Ntambwe will face persecution and death if he is forced back to the DRC on Friday.
Ntambwe is an intelligent and gentle man who is active in his community in Leeds. He is popular and has made many friends during the more than 16 years he has been in the UK; awaiting a decision on whether he can stay here in safety. As a result of living in such a chronic state of uncertainty for so long, his mental health has recently suffered and he now requires medication and counselling.
It is time to ensure that Ntambwe is given asylum. To send him back to DRC would be to issue him a death sentence.
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