Bernard was not deported on Monday, but today (Wednesday 16th May) he was arrested and taken to Morton Hall Detention Centre.
Keep Bernard Safe in Sheffield Home Office Ref: D1142549
Bernard Mboueyeu fled the Cameroon in 2007 when he was pursued by the authorities for supporting a political group opposed to the brutal ruling regime.
Bernard came to the UK in 2007 and married Sheffield woman, Sharon, a charity worker, in 2010. Sharon and Bernard have set up home in Wincobank and Bernard plays an active role in the local community, supporting local charities.
Despite their marriage, the Home Office have demanded Bernard return to Cameroon to apply for a spouse’s visa. Bernard has offered to return if his safety is guaranteed but the Home Office have refused to make that guarantee.
If Bernard returns to Cameroon he could detained, face torture, be locked up indefinitely and may never return to his wife Sharon in Sheffield.
Amnesty International’s 2011 Report noted that the Cameroon regime “continued to restrict the activities of political opponents and journalists and to stifle freedom of expression” and that “detention conditions remained harsh and often life-threatening”.