Alexi Dimond commenting for Sheffield Green Party:
“Sheffield Green Party condemns the detention and possible deportation of Victor and other Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the strongest possible terms. The recent rise in the brutal repression of opposition activists in Zimbabwe demonstrates that it is in no way a safe country for people to return to. We also note and condemn the Home Office, including Vulcan House in Sheffield, for allowing Zimbabwean embassy officials access to asylum seekers and their case notes in clear violation of their rights.
Victor is a highly respected member of the Sheffield community who works tirelessly to help others; his friends and family are here and this is his home. His leadership of the ASSIST night shelter over the past 8 years makes him indispensable to the organisation.
Victor is an outspoken critic of successive Zimbabwean governments and will not be spared if returned. We demand an end to the deportation of Zimbabwean asylum seekers and the Hostile Environment as a whole.”
Join the demonstration on Tuesday 19th February 9am Vulcan House, Sheffield Home Office S3 8NU. See the Facebook event for further information.