Some cheerful news to report!

Yesterday Jawad, the elder brother of Ahmad (pictured here) who our film Oksijan was based on, has finally been granted asylum to stay in the UK after a three year wait.

It’s been an incredibly hard time for the brothers who, after surviving such brutal experiences on the journey, then had to live in limbo waiting for the Home Office decision on their fate.

It restores just a little bit of my faith in this country that the government has seen the light and chosen to give them asylum. Now they can get on with their lives properly at last.

Congratulations Jawad – and welcome to the UK.

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