Saturday, 23 March 2013

Asylum seeker living in Benwell seeks £50,000 false imprisonment claim

Asylum seeker Mouaz Al SayodA failed asylum seeker jailed for identity fraud is suing the Government for up to £50,000 claiming he was falsely imprisoned as they tried to deport him.

Mouaz Al Sayed, who is living in Benwell in Newcastle’s West End, was refused sanctuary on Tyneside after fleeing North Africa’s war-torn Sudan in 2005.

The 29-year-old made two subsequent applications for asylum under a bogus name and was then  convicted of identity fraud and sent to prison for 15 months.

For nearly a year after his prison term, he was held in a Home Office detention centre as efforts were made to arrange his deportation with the Sudanese embassy.


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