ADVOCATES for asylum-seekers failed to prevent the deportation to Kabul on Tuesday of Sultan Muhammed, an Afghan convert to Christianity who has lived in Nottingham since 2003.
Mr Muhammed fled Afghanistan when circumstances became dangerous for him. He converted to Christianity two years ago, and attended St Barnabas’s RC Cathedral and St Peter’s, an Anglican church.
Campaigners at the Rainbow Project, in Hyson Green, were alerted too late to prevent his deportation. It was hoped that letters from the RC Bishop of Nottingham, the Rt Revd Malcolm McMahon, and the Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham, the Rt Revd George Cassidy, might carry some weight, but it was too late.
“The shortness of time just tied our hands,” said Diane Skerrit of the Rainbow Project on Wednesday.