By Sofie Buckland, NUS national executive
One of the Darfuris faced with deportation is Sadiq Abakar, who has spent over seven years in Britain in Britain awaiting asylum. He fled Sudan in 1999 after he and his brother were jailed for anti-government protests; his brother was later killed in prison, and his father and other family members have also been murdered. He spent 35 days in a cargo container to get here, only to face years of harrassment from immigration officials once he arrived. He now has a young family.
Sadiq learnt English at Lambeth College in south London and became a leading activist in the student union last year. The SU has now launched a campaign to prevent his deportation. Please support it!