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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Jamaican Lesbian Fights Deportation

A lesbian drug dealer is claiming that deporting her to her native Jamaica would breach her human rights. We, of course, are paying for the privilege of exploring her right to stay here:

A drug dealer is appealing against her deportation on the grounds it will violate her human rights as a lesbian.

The Jamaican argues she will be persecuted for her homosexuality if she is returned to her home country at the end of her sentence.

She had a boyfriend before her conviction for supplying class-A drugs, but has since had several same-sex lovers in prison.

Yesterday the Court of Appeal heard that the woman, called A for legal reasons, wants to stay in the UK where she says she has found love with a fellow inmate.

But the Home Office refuses to accept the relationship is genuine and said it was just a ruse to get her deportation order returned.

They argue her same-sex relations were merely the result of the lack of male alternatives - similar to one of the lesbian flings depicted in prison dramas such as Bad Girls. Her case is set to cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds.

A, who is 24, was introduced to drugs by a former boyfriend, but since her conviction in 2005 she claims to have had at least six lesbian lovers.

She says in Jamaica she faces the threat of criminal gangs who would set out to kill her because of her homosexuality.

Her legal case is that deporting her would violate her rights to life, freedom of expression, a private life and freedom from discrimination.

But the Home Office believes her alleged relationship is 'part and parcel of a campaign to be allowed to stay in the UK'.

They claim that as A's alleged girlfriend is also Jamaican, there is nothing stopping the couple returning to the Caribbean and setting up home there together.

1 comment:

DP111 said...

But the Home Office refuses to accept the relationship is genuine and said it was just a ruse to get her deportation order returned.

What I find even stranger is the implicit understanding that if the lesbian affair was genuine, this drug dealer would be allowed to stay and peddle her life style at our expense.