- October 22, 2012
- Posted by: Llandaff North Labour
- Category: Latest News
PLEA FOR LLANDAFF NORTH FAMILY
JULIE MORGAN AM for Cardiff North and Llandaff North Councillors, Cllr Dilwar Ali and Cllr Siobhan Corria have expressed their concern at the recent dawn raid of an Egyptian family who have lived on the Gabalfa Estate in Llandaff North, Cardiff for the past five years.
Fariman Saleh and her three teenage children, arrived in Britain from Egypt over five years ago, after 15 years of living with an abusive husband. Mrs Saleh has an on-going asylum case and her children have spent most of their teenage years in Cardiff. They are a well-respected family and have strong links with the local community.
Local Assembly Member, Julie Morgan AM and local Councillors have now written to Home Secretary, Theresa May and the MP for Cardiff North, Jonathan Evans requesting the deportation be stopped and Mrs Saleh and her two teenage children be reunited with her eldest daughter, Shrouk El-Attar. If the deportation proceeds, Shrouk will be left alone in this country fighting her own asylum case.
Julie Morgan AM said ‘Fariman Saleh and her teenage children are well known members of the community and I fear for their safety if they are deported to Egypt where Mrs Saleh says she was abused by her husband for many years’.
Llandaff North Cllr Siobhan Corria added ‘I have watched the video footage of the family being removed by UKBA and it is terribly upsetting. There is a campaign exerting pressure on the Home Office to release the family as the asylum case is on-going and I hope that the Home Office allows the legal process to continue’.
Llandaff North Cllr Dilwar Ali said ‘The community is extremely worried for the safety of Mrs Saleh and her children should she be deported to Egypt. The family have lived in Cardiff for more than five years and the children are settled and happy’.
The Saleh family were taken from their home in Llandaff North last Thursday in a dawn raid and are currently being held at the Cedars Detention Centre in Crawley, West Sussex.
Notes for Editors:
For more information or to request an interview with Julie Morgan or local Cllrs Siobhan Corria and Dilwar Ali, please call Julie’s office on 02920 614577.