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Thursday, October 28, 2004

UK: Rwandan refugee seeks sanctuary in church

from BBC News:

An asylum seeker who saw her parents hacked to death in Rwanda is seeking refuge in a church to avoid being sent back to the country. Josette Ishimwe, 23, came to England after escaping the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and settled in Bristol.

But her final appeal for asylum has been turned down. In an attempt to avoid deportation, she has been taken in by Father Richard McKay, priest of St Nicholas of Tolentino Church in Easton. The Catholic priest says he is prepared to go to prison to stop Miss Ishimwe being returned to Rwanda.

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