Gay man who fled Afghanistan aged 10 told by Home Office he could be sent back
A gay man has been told by the Home Office he could be removed to Afghanistan.
Bella Sankey, director of Detention Action, revealed on Wednesday (25 August) that they are working with an undocumented gay Afghan called Ahmad, who has spent the last eight months in detention in the UK.
Ahmad, 29, has been living in the UK since he was just 10 years old, when he arrived as an unaccompanied minor – but he remains in detention and was told just last week that his removal to Afghanistan is “pending” by the Home Office.
The letter was issued despite the fact that the Taliban has seized control in Afghanistan, according to The Times. The extremist military group is known for its harsh approach to women, LGBT+ people and countless others.