Sima Valand Update
Lynne Miles // 19 May 2009
an update on the Sima Valand case from the other week …
Sima Valand is desperately fighting to stop the Home Office sending her to India where she is at risk of murder at the hands of her in-laws. She was not flown on Fri 8th May for reasons that are still unknown but a new removal date has been set for this Wednesday (20th May). She remains in an immigration prison.
Please take the time to send a letter or an email to the Home Office and to Virgin Atlantic Airways demanding that they do not fly this woman into an extremely dangerous situation.
You can help keep Sima in the UK by:
1) Emailing/Faxing Steve Ridgeway, Chief Executive Officer Virgin Atlantic Airways and urge him not to carry out the forced removal of Sima Valand.
You can copy, amend or write your own version using this model letter.
Please be sure to include all the following details: “Sima Valand, Indian national, due to be forcibly removed from the UK on Wednesday 20th May 2009. Full flight details are being withheld from publicly circulated documents for Sima’s protection”.
Fax: 01293 444124 / +44 1293 444124 if you are faxing from outside the UK
2) Please send urgent faxes/emails immediately to Rt. Hon Jacqui Smith, MP, Secretary of State for the Home Office, requesting that the removal order is lifted and that Sima Valand is released from detention.
Please use this model letter or write your own version. If you do so, please remember to include HO ref: A1374200
Fax: 020 8760 3132 / + 44 20 8760 3132 if you are faxing from outside UK
“CIT – Treat Official” < CITTO@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk>