Aids sufferer loses court dispersal bid

An asylum seeker with Aids lost her High Court bid to stay in
London this week, after she claimed that to be moved 200 miles away
under the dispersal scheme would breach her human rights.

Jennifer Muguanguzi from Uganda was ordered to be dispersed to
Leeds in Yorkshire last year because of the pressure on asylum
support services in the capital.

Her barrister, Christa Fielden, argued that the decision had not
taken into account Muguanguzi’s medical condition. But Mr
Justice Golding said although he wouldn’t necessarily have
come to the same conclusion as home secretary David Blunkett, he
could not say in law that the decision was “unreasonable”.

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