His name is Isa Muazu. He is wasting away.
Locked in a cell just outside Heathrow, out of sight from the holidaymakers and business visitors, he can no longer get up off his mattress. He has not eaten in over 90 days. He can no longer stand or see. He struggles to talk.
On Friday, at 8:00 am, he will be forcibly put on board a flight and sent to Lagos, where he says he will be targeted by Islamic terror group Boko Haram. He was due to be deported tonight, but the Home Office has ordered new removal directions. Needless to say, he will be even weaker on Friday.
We weren't always like this. Last June, four men were released from Harmondsworth immigration removal centre after they went on hunger strike. The Home Office has a legal obligation to treat detainees with the same standards applied to NHS patients. But the compassion offered to these men clearly left a bad taste in Theresa May's mouth. She concluded it was the start of a trend.
When Muazu's case came to light, she held herRead More »from The case that tells us what kind of country Britain is