Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Stop the Deportation of 'Tara Aryan' from U.K.
Tara Aryan is an Iranian refugee to the UK who converted to Christianity last year. The home office is trying to deport her to Iran. If they are sucessful she could face imprisonment or death for 'abandoning Islam'.
Tara has lived in Brighton for two years before being detained at Yarl's Wood Removal Centre. She was scheduled to be deported on Friday 13th June on a BMI flight from Heathrow. She was transferred to the airport but the removal was deferred after a judicial review was lodged by her solicitor. Tara is now detained again at Yarl's Wood
Tara was baptised last year at a church in Brighton. This means that under Iranian law she could face imprisonment or death for abandoning Islam and converting to Christianity.
Tara entered the UK in 2006 and made an asylum claim but was refused. She tried to make a fresh claim but the Home Office refused to consider it.
Although the immediate risk of deportation has passed pending the results of Tara's Judicial Review she is still at risk if the hearing does not go well.