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MP Joins campaign to stop deportation of salone journalist in UK

Members of the National Union of Journalists in Manchester have gained the support of Leigh MP Andy Burnham, in their fight to overturn a deportation order on Sierra Leone journalist, James Fallah-Williams.
Fallah-Williams is an NUJ member and has been living, studying and working in the UK since he fled Sierra Leone in 1998. His work permit was revoked in October after “a bureaucratic error in his application for indefinite leave to remain was refused, and a further application for asylum was denied.”
While in the UK Fallah-Williams has been working as a journalist, writing articles about the political regime and corruption in his home country.
“This is a clear human rights issue and we believe James must stay in the UK. We are urging all NUJ members to support him by writing to their MPs and asking them to intervene with the Home Secretary and Immigration Minister on James’ behalf,” said Chris Rea, chair of NUJ Manchester Branch.
While he awaits for a decision on his asylum claim, Fallah-Williams, is working as a volunteer at the Leigh Community Integration Project.

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