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UK Human rights insanity: INSANE laws are preventing 6,000 foreign criminals, killers and rapists being deported while receiving millions of pounds in compensation


Human rights insanity: Barmy laws are preventing 6,000 foreign criminals including killers and rapists being deported while 200 a year are receiving millions of pounds in compensation. Given the £110,000 compensation payment winging its way towards his bank account, Aliou Bah ought to be a very happy man indeed. The 28-year-old

refugee from Guinea, West Africa, who has two convictions for sexual assault, was awarded the bumper payout last week at Central London County Court after a judge ruled he had been detained for too long by the Home Office while they were trying to deport him. A jaw-dropping decision indeed, as Judge Nicholas Madge

‘wholeheartedly’ acknowledged when he said that people would believe Bah’s victims — one of whom was only 16 at the time he assaulted her — deserved large payouts, not him. We shall turn to the Kafka-esque legal shenanigans behind the claim later, but that offensive payout to Bah is just the tip of a very disturbing iceberg. In

actuality, an average of 200 such cases come before the courts every year, typically costing the taxpayer £4.5 million in compensation payouts and making a mockery of Home Office pledges to deport foreign nationals who commit serious crimes. And, as we shall see, most of these compensation claims have their roots in the highly

controversial 1998 Human Rights Act which has fuelled an apparently never-ending merry-go-round of ‘unlawful detention’ claims, often pursued by no-win, no-fee solicitors on behalf of immigrants and refugees with criminal records. The Home

Office says there is a huge risk that criminals facing deportation will abscond if they are not detained. But inevitable delays caused by obfuscating legal challenges can easily lead to a situation whereby a foreign criminal is deemed to have been kept in

detention for too long. In November 2013, sex offender Jumaa Kater Saleh, a 25-year-old from Sudan, won the right to damages for being unlawfully detained for two years despite being previously jailed for four years for being part of a child sex ring

which lured girls as young as 13 to a house for sex.

Saleh, who arrived in the UK in the back of a lorry aged 16 in 2004, was refused asylum but given discretionary leave to remain in the UK until he was 18. He committed his crimes just three years

later. Last month, 39-year-old Somalian Abdulrahman Mohammed — a man with a criminal career spanning 20 years — was awarded £78,500 after his claim for unlawful detention was upheld at the High Court in London. Mohammed, who lives in

West London and has 30 convictions, has been jailed 13 times for crimes including affray, knife possession, assaults and robberies. He was detained for 445 days too long while the Home Office attempted to deport him. His lawyers took the case to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that as a boy in the Somalian capital Mogadishu, he had suffered torture and ‘unimaginable barbarity’, leaving him with post-traumatic stress disorder. The UK was ordered not to remove him from the country ‘until further notice’. Despite acknowledging that he was ‘a prolific and violent offender’ and saying he could ‘well understand why the Home Secretary might wish to deport him’, Judge Edward Pepperall QC ruled that Mohammed had been ‘falsely imprisoned’ and was ‘entitled to justice in a civilised society’. The same verdict was delivered in relation to Naseer Chawki, a failed asylum-seeker claiming to be a 34-year-old from Iran, who was jailed for ‘revolting’ sex crimes on a crowded London Underground train and was placed in immigration detention for more than four years while the Home Office battled to deport him. He had previously been given a three-year jail term in November 2008 after being convicted of two sex assaults and possessing a false identity document. His deportation was delayed as Home Office officials, who believed he was from North Africa, spent thousands trying to discover which country he really came from, even commissioning language analysis reports to prove his identity. The final sum he received is not known, but the average payout to claimants is in the region of £27,000. He was released from immigration detenti