Rose-Jane Wanjohi and her UK-born daughter Natale were due to be deported today. They were put on a plane at Heathrow but, thanks to the efforts of supporters, are now back to the relative safety of Yarls Wood.
Rose-Jane and Natale were taken from detention and “escorted” onto a British Airways flight by four security guards this morning. Meanwhile, supporters were leafleting passengers about to board British Airways Flight BA65 to Nairobi. The leaflets explained that a fellow-passenger and baby were being taken against their will into extreme danger. As Rose-Jane sat on the plane, several passengers refused to fasten their seat belts. The pilot would not take off until it was resolved, and so Rose-Jane and Natale were taken from the plane.
Speaking from the van taking her back to the detention centre, Rose-Jane told NCADC:
“I don’t know what to say. I am so happy. I would like to thank my friends, and thank the people on the plane, for saving my life and my daughter. Thank you so much. God bless you.”
Rose-Jane and Natale are not out of danger yet. For details on how you can help, see: http://bit.ly/rosejane
Michael Collins (NCADC North)
014 7984 1770
National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns
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