Sentenced to death? May deports starving man 'to make political point'

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published: 29 November 2013

Theresa May was accused of allowing someone to die “to score a political point” today, after a starving asylum seeker was deported to Nigeria despite fears he might not survive the flight.

Isa Muazu, who has not eaten for 90 days and can no longer stand or see, feared he was going to be targeted by Islamic terror group Boko Haram if he was returned home, but the Home Office ignored concerns around his health and forcibly removed this morning.

Lord Roberts of Llandudno, who was today desperately trying to organise an independent observation team to meet Muazu on his arrival, issued an extraordinary attack on the home secretary in the wake of the deportation.

“Isa Muazu’s removal from the UK and potential death on a flight or upon arrival in Nigeria is not only a tragedy but an end to the UK’s reputation as a country with humane, civilised, just policies and government,” he said.

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