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Wednesday 24 June 2015

Good news from Friends of Raja and Mahmoud

We posted news last week of the campaign against the threatened removal from the UK of of Syrian women’s rights campaigner Raja Khouja and her husband Mahmoud Alhassan. Today comes good news from Friends of Raja and Mahmoud:
24 Jun 2015 — The judge has ruled that the forced removal of Raja and Mahmoud scheduled for tomorrow cannot go ahead!

Slightly earlier Qatar Airways had said they wouldn’t fly them anyway!

Amazing news and massive massive thanks to everyone who has pulled together and brought this about. Raja was in tears of joy and relief hearing the news and hopefully will sleep tonight for the first time in a while!

This is just the start of the legal fight though because the permission hearing was not done today – it ended up only being about whether the removal should go ahead. We are now awaiting a date for a permission hearing to see whether a judicial review can be made on the case so please keep in touch as we will need all the support we can get.

Thanks so so so much everyone, including change.org for their support!

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