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Post  Panda on Tue 9 Apr - 16:42

Rapist Given Payout For Human Rights Breach


European judges rule Somali national Mustafa Abdi was
unlawfully held for two-and-a-half years as he awaited deportation.



3:08pm UK,
Tuesday 09 April 2013

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Abdi's detention
was unlawful







A convicted rapist is to receive damages from the Government
after European judges ruled his human rights had been breached.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found Somali national Mustafa Abdi
was unlawfully detained for two-and-a-half years as he awaited deportation.

The court ordered the UK Government to pay 1,500 euros (£1,277) in damages
and 7,000 euros (£5,960) for legal costs because of the breach of his right to
liberty.

Abdi, who is currently in custody in Brixton, was originally sentenced to
eight years in jail in 1998 for rape and indecency with a child.

In 2002, the then-home secretary David Blunkett ordered Abdi's deportation
and issued an authority for detention until the making of a deportation
order.

But from August 2004 until July 2006 it was not possible to remove him
because the last carrier prepared to take "enforced returns" to Somalia withdrew
and Abdi refused to return voluntarily.

In September 2006, he was granted permission to apply for judicial review of
the decision to detain him.

After a previous legal challenge, the Court of Appeal held that the period of
detention between December 2004 and June 2006 was lawful because Abdi could have
returned to Somalia voluntarily and he was refused permission to appeal to the
House of Lords.

He was then released in April 2007 but re-detained in April 2008 after
breaching his bail conditions.

The ECHR has now ruled that his detention pending his deportation was not
lawful under UK law because regular reviews required were not carried out.

The decision by the Strasbourg-based court comes three months after it
awarded damages to a funfair worker who had raped a teenager after forcing her
to drink alcohol.

Samuel Betteridge, 58, from Mablethorpe, was jailed after he pleaded guilty
to two counts of rape and one of attempted rape at Lincoln Crown Court in
2005.

A 13-month delay between the end of his minimum term and his first parole
hearing was a breach of his right to a speedy hearing, the ECHR
found.
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The Home Office is in complete disarray with immigration and Police being charged and obviously the MP in charge is not up to the job, neither are the
Heads of various Departments , it seems a 13 month delay is acceptable.....well it isn't.!!
"But from August 2004 until July 2006 it was not possible to remove him
because the last carrier prepared to take "enforced returns" to Somalia withdrew
and Abdi refused to return voluntarily."

Why didn't the U.K. Police accompany him on a flight?

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Re: Rapist given Payout for Human Rights Breach

Post  malena stool on Tue 9 Apr - 20:36

Panda wrote:Rapist Given Payout For Human Rights Breach


European judges rule Somali national Mustafa Abdi was
unlawfully held for two-and-a-half years as he awaited deportation.



3:08pm UK,
Tuesday 09 April 2013

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Abdi's detention
was unlawful







A convicted rapist is to receive damages from the Government
after European judges ruled his human rights had been breached.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found Somali national Mustafa Abdi
was unlawfully detained for two-and-a-half years as he awaited deportation.

The court ordered the UK Government to pay 1,500 euros (£1,277) in damages
and 7,000 euros (£5,960) for legal costs because of the breach of his right to
liberty.

Abdi, who is currently in custody in Brixton, was originally sentenced to
eight years in jail in 1998 for rape and indecency with a child.

In 2002, the then-home secretary David Blunkett ordered Abdi's deportation
and issued an authority for detention until the making of a deportation
order.

But from August 2004 until July 2006 it was not possible to remove him
because the last carrier prepared to take "enforced returns" to Somalia withdrew
and Abdi refused to return voluntarily.

In September 2006, he was granted permission to apply for judicial review of
the decision to detain him.

After a previous legal challenge, the Court of Appeal held that the period of
detention between December 2004 and June 2006 was lawful because Abdi could have
returned to Somalia voluntarily and he was refused permission to appeal to the
House of Lords.

He was then released in April 2007 but re-detained in April 2008 after
breaching his bail conditions.

The ECHR has now ruled that his detention pending his deportation was not
lawful under UK law because regular reviews required were not carried out.

The decision by the Strasbourg-based court comes three months after it
awarded damages to a funfair worker who had raped a teenager after forcing her
to drink alcohol.

Samuel Betteridge, 58, from Mablethorpe, was jailed after he pleaded guilty
to two counts of rape and one of attempted rape at Lincoln Crown Court in
2005.

A 13-month delay between the end of his minimum term and his first parole
hearing was a breach of his right to a speedy hearing, the ECHR
found.
============================
The Home Office is in complete disarray with immigration and Police being charged and obviously the MP in charge is not up to the job, neither are the
Heads of various Departments , it seems a 13 month delay is acceptable.....well it isn't.!!
"But from August 2004 until July 2006 it was not possible to remove him
because the last carrier prepared to take "enforced returns" to Somalia withdrew
and Abdi refused to return voluntarily."

Why didn't the U.K. Police accompany him on a flight?
The ECHR should be told to keep their noses out of our affairs. We should not be rewarding rapists whether foreign or 'home grown' in any way, they have forfeited any rights to having human rights by their obscene actions.

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Re: Rapist given Payout for Human Rights Breach

Post  Panda on Wed 10 Apr - 7:32

The Home Office should accept responsibility for this debacle, as I said, he could have been deported to Somalia on a Plane accompanied by the Police then this fine would not have happened. Halligen is another case, two years in a British Jail before being deported to the U.S. .

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