Osime Brown, 22, came to the UK when he was four and is now threatened with deportation – his mum fears he will die if he’s deported to Jamaica.
Osime has a learning age of six and is autistic. As if that was not enough, he suffers from PTSD and heart problems.
None of those disorders are helped by the threat od deportation to Jamaica that is hanging over him.
We reported on this case in July last year, but unfortunately the struggle is still ongoing.
The campaign to stop his deportation has been gathering a head of steam, with 50 MPs now supporting the campaign, with even the archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams writing to home secretary Priti Patel to demand the deportation in stopped.
A petition to support Osime has been signed by 358,902 people at the time of writing.
A desperate mum fears her autistic son will die if he is deported to Jamaica – where he has no relatives and knows no one.
Osime Brown, 22, has PTSD, anxiety, a heart problem and screams out in his sleep as he awaits a Home Office decision.
So how did Osime end up being faced with deportation to a country he doesn’t know and has no relations or other connections?
Osime was convicted of robbery of a friends phone in 2018, and sentenced to five years in prison. Winesses say that far from trying to steal the pphone, Osime was trying to stop the theft.
The hugely disproportionate sentence is sadly par for the course in the Bitish injustice system, but he now componded by the threat of deportation.
Now Osime’s mum, Joan Martin fears her son will die if deported to Jamaica.
“He has developmental delays and is extremely vulnerable.
“He would not survive in Jamaica with no one to look after him.
“He developed heart problems in jail and I worry his heart will stop again. I check every 15 minutes while he is asleep.
“Osime is traumatised. Often he can’t sleep and when he does he will be screaming, ‘No! No!’
We must stop this cruel and inhuman deportation of this autistic man.
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