A Cameroon national who sought asylum in the UK was released from detention, reports the UK Guardian in an article reported on Monday, 13th August.
The man fled Cameroon in 2007 after being abused by the ruling governmental party for supporting opposition groups. He was a journalist in Cameroon and he suffered mistreatment. He has resided in the state since, where he met and married a charity worker. He was ordered to return to Cameroon to apply for a spouses visa, and he offered to return voluntarily if the government could guarantee his safety, but as they could not, he refused to go. He was detained and given a deportation order, but has now been released and has been granted permission to apply for Leave to Remain.