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Following the cancellation order on his deportation, and after being detained for over 30 days, Hicham Yezza has been released on bail after the Home Office refused to grant him temporary release. He gives his first interview post-release with the BBC here.
Following the last-minute cancellation of Hicham’s removal by the Home Office, initially scheduled for June 1, Hicham is now preparing to fight his case on the outside having spent a whole month in detention, as of this Saturday.
Despite overwhelming evidence testifying to Hicham’s good character and strong links to the Nottingham student and local community, the Home Office has inexplicably and persistently refused to release Hicham while his case is ongoing. A hearing for bail will therefore take place in London on Monday 16 June. We are confident of a successful outcome, which will allow Hicham to be released from detention so he can defend himself properly.
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION, THURSDAY 5TH JUNE, 4-6pm, LAW & SOCIAL SCIENCE BUILDING, B62
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.”
An unknown author provides his account of the events that began on the 14th may 2008 at the University of Nottingham, UK. Read it here.
This talk is called in response to the use of anti-terrorism laws that led to the recent arrests the University of Nottingham. Hich Yezza has now spent 3 weeks in detention.