Tuesday, May 31, 2011

An illegal immigrant from Pakistan who abducted and molested two young girls has finally been deported from Britain after a two-year legal battle

Zulfar Hussain, 48, was due to be deported after being released from prison half-way through his sentence. He had been convicted of child-sex offenses after plying two vulnerable girls with drugs and alcohol before having sex with them. But Pakistani-born Hussain, who lived with his British wife and 3 children in Blackburn, launched a legal bid to stay in Britain. Using Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – which says ‘everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence’ – he argued that he should be allowed to return to his wife and children on his release from prison. But the Home Office fought Hussain’s legal application and kept him in a secure immigration removal center. After a two-year battle and a £100,000 bill for the British taxpayer he was finally sent back to Pakistan. Hussain came to Britain illegally in the late 1980s and married his wife in February 1990 before going on to have 3 children. He was granted leave to remain in September 1994, before being given indefinite leave a year later. In 2005 Hussain and an accomplice, Qaiser Naveed, 34, a fellow Pakistani national, groomed two 15-year-old girls, who were in local authority care, for sex over a period of months in his adopted home town of Blackburn. The teenagers were plied with alcohol and ecstasy pills, before the men had sex with them. Hussain and Naveed were arrested when social workers raised the alarm. They were both jailed for five years and eight months in 2007 and were both ordered to be deported back to Pakistan following their release.

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