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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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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