Court’s reprieve for suicide-bid asylum seeker

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A SHEFFIELD asylum seeker who was facing deportation has been released and allowed to return home pending a judicial review of the case.

Bernard Mboueyeu, who lives with his wife Sharon, in Wincobank, was granted his freedom at an initial court hearing ahead of a full review.

He has spent five weeks in detention - which was scheduled to go ahead despite the application for a judicial review of the case.

Bernard’s removal was cancelled after he attempted suicide the night before a flight he was booked onto on Monday, July 16.

He fled Cameroon in 2007 after he was allegedly beaten up and tortured by the ruling regime for supporting opposition groups.

Bernard said: “It is great to be home with my wife and family.

“I am so pleased to be back home.”

He thanked supporters and Amnesty International for writing a letter in support of his case detailing Cameroon’s gross human rights violations.