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A Congolese Asylum seeker living in the United Kingdom and priorly part of the opposition to Joseph Kabila's regime fears he will be tortured if he is deported to back to his home country, where is accused of spying.
The Home Office department which handles asylum claims has stated that all claims are based on “individual merits.”
The Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees is the organization handling Bolamu’s asylum petition. The solicitor in charge of processing the petition is allegedly on holiday and is not available to answer why the request has been denied, according to Brecon.
If things continue their trajectory, Otis Bolamu will be deported on Christmas day, one of the most important holidays observed in the United Kingdom.
Bolamu who had been volunteering at Oxfam for some time was captured during a raid conducted by Brittish law enforcement, Thursday.
People who support Bolamu’s petition are demanding his release, “Let’s get Otis home for Christmas. He is a fine, upstanding member of the community,” said the organizers.