UK: Government thwarted in second bid to deport woman brought to UK from Botswana

Opelo Kgari
Opelo Kgari

A second attempt by the Home Office to deport a woman who came to the UK from Botswana when she was 13 years old has been thwarted.

Opelo Kgari, 27, who spoke out to The Independent about the conditions in Yarl’s Wood and took a leading role in the hunger strike by detainees, was put in a van to Heathrow on Monday afternoon to be placed on a removal flight to Botswana. She was told she couldn't meet anyone to say goodbye.


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