Dear friends and blog readers,
I just signed an urgent petition to support Brenda Namigadde, a young Ugandan lesbian who is scheduled to be deported from the UK and sent back to the life-threatening persecution she fled from eight years ago.
More than 50,000 people in 160 countries have successfully pressured the High Court into granting her a temporary reprieve, but we need to keep the pressure on to make sure she wins her appeal.
Will you join me and sign this urgent petition right away to stop Brenda’s removal? — it could very well save her life.
One of the leading figures in the LGBT movement in Uganda, David Kato, was murdered this week in his home. This awful tragedy makes clear what’s at stake for Brenda if she is forced to return.
The UK has promised to stop removing asylum… seekers like Brenda, but her case has slipped through the cracks. Without a massive international outcry to draw attention, Brenda could be forced onto a flight to Uganda to face arrest and grave danger. Will you take a minute to sign the urgent letter to U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May, who can stop Brenda’s deportation?