Rwanda asylum flight cancelled after legal action

BBC News says the first flight due to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda was cancelled minutes before take-off after legal rulings on Tuesday evening.

Rwanda asylum flight cancelled after legal action

BBC News says the first flight due to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda was cancelled minutes before take-off after legal rulings on Tuesday evening.

Up to seven people had been expected to be removed to the east African country.

But the flight was stopped after a late intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) led to fresh challenges in the UK courts.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “disappointed” but added: “Preparation for the next flight begins now.”

However, James Wilson from campaign group Detention Action said the rare intervention from the ECtHR “shows how potentially dangerous” the Rwanda removals are.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61806383

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