Friday, May 1, 2015
A Somali rapist who poses a high risk to children and adults in Britain has overturned a bid to deport him because he could face ill-treatment if returned to his homeland
The 31-year-old African sex offender served a five year sentence for two counts of rape and was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for the rest of his life. But an immigration court has allowed him to stay in Britain indefinitely because he could face torture or inhuman and degrading treatment if deported, possibly by the Islamist group al-Shabaab, in breach of Labour’s Human Rights Act. The rapist was granted anonymity by the immigration court and can only be identified by the initials AAS, even though his name was public at the time of his criminal trial. The Home Office believes AAS presents a high risk of harm to children and adults in the community following the 2008 rapes. It comes just days after it was revealed that a Libyan convicted of more than 70 offences in Britain was allowed to remain because he is an alcoholic, and could face physical punishment and imprisonment in his homeland where alcohol consumption is illegal. This is not the only case involving a Somali rapist in Britain.