Sunday, February 08, 2009

Help persuade Irish Government to let under threat Nigerian family stay

Hat tip to Liberal Conspiracy for highlighting this story .

Basically Pamela Izevbekhai and her two daughters, aged 5 and 7 sought asylum in Ireland, 4 years ago, after a third daughter died after being forced to undergo forced genital mutilation in their home country of Nigeria.

I can just imagine the fear that must be in Pamela's heart when she remembers that terrible event. If the family is forced to return to Nigeria, there will be nothing that can be done to protect the two younger girls from the same abuse.

For some crazy reason, I somehow had more faith in the Irish Government than I do in our own. I thought they might be more compassionate and less rigid in their rules. I think that they clearly have an obligation under EU rules to grant this family asylum. They could choose to end their ordeal right now and assure them that they are free to stay in Ireland. Their lcoal community in Sligo is to be behind them which has to be a good thing.

The video on the Liberal Conspiracy site is over 10 minutes long. I managed less than a minute as it describes in detail the gruesome process of FGM. How anybody could put a child through that is beyond me.

If you want to help, there are lots of ideas how on the Let them Stay.

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