Update from the Free Hicham Yezza Campaign
Hicham Yezza's deportation, set for Sunday June 1st, was stopped due to Judicial review and the case is with the HO's legal representatives now. Meanwhile, Hicham has been forcibly moved to Dover. Whilst awaiting the outcome of the review support from many quarters is still pouring in and staff and students at the university have been involved in pressing the university to intervene more positively with the HO to secure his release. Round-table discussions and a meeting at which Moazzam Begg spoke have taken place this week, and the university and town are united in outrage at this case, which we are more determined than ever to win.
Press Release: solicitor's statement
June 4, 2008
Mr Yezza’s solicitor, David Smith of Cartwright King of Nottingham, this morning announced:-
"Following the issue of our client’s Judicial review last Friday, the case is now with the Home Office’s legal advisers (the Treasury Solicitor), to whom we have put detailed representations about certain aspects of the case. We very much hope that this will shortly lead to our client’s release, if necessary on restrictions, while the case is thoroughly and properly reviewed at the most senior level. We look forward to proper and lawful decisions being taken without delay, failing which we will be making urgent applications to the High Court for appropriate short and long term remedies."