Asylum Justice: Young Family to Stay in Swansea

Campaigners in Swansea are celebrating after young mum Venera Aliyeva was granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
The UK Government had been trying to deport her and her two children to Azerbaijan.
But as What Is Wales? reported in 2007, locals began a campaign to have them returned from Yarl’s Wood detention centre to her home in South Wales.
Venera had previously suffered persecution on two counts in Azerbaijan: because she is a Baptist and an Armenian.
Today the Campaign for Asylum Justice revealed the family would now be allowed to stay in Swansea.

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  1. This Saturday – 4th April – is the first of the Unite Against Fascism’s national days of action against the attempt by the BNP to win seats in the June Euro elections. Please support one of the following: SWANSEA – 1.00 pm @ Castle Square BRIDGEND – 12.00 noon in Adare Street, nr. the Queen Victoria pub CARDIFF – First shift: 11.30 – 1.00. Second shift 1.00-2.30 @ Nye Bevan statue, Queen St. If the BNP succeed in winning seats it will give them hundreds of thousands of pounds in salaries, expenses and resources. The money and the kudos will greatly help their aim of establishing themselves in the mainstream of politics. We will then have fascism as a fixture in the political scene. In Wales they still have only a small band of activists. Lets keep it that way. Every election where they can point to some growth – where they are treated as part of the normal scene – adds to their confidence and respectability. They rightly identify their nazi image as their biggest barrier to overcome. If we sit back and watch they will overcome it.

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