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Last minute reprieve for Afghan student

Contributed by editor on Nov 17, 2004 - 07:53 PM


LAST MINUTE REPRIEVE FOR AFGHAN STUDENT

Amin Buratee the 18-year-old Whitstable student  who was expected to be deported back to Afghanistan at the weekend has been told he can stay in Britain to complete his A-levels.

Schoolfriends from Canterbury High School had staged a vgil outside the detention centre in Dover at the weekend.

But it was during today's vigil in Canterbury close to the Cathedral that the friends and supporters heard the news of Amin's release.

Canterbury Tory MP Julian Brazier had lobbied Home Secretary David Blunkett and Immigration Minister Des Browne to allow Amin to stay.