Monthly Archives: September 2008

As Babi is deported, COTL plots the way forward

Despite a valiant campaign in his defence, Babi Badalov was deported to Azerbaijan at 15.15 on Saturday – coincidentally the time that the Convention of the Left was opening in Manchester to plot a way forward for a shrunken, fragmented … Continue reading

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Babi in Campsfield: keep the pressure on!

Babi Badalov is now imprisoned in Campsfield detention centre. Despite a growing clamour to prevent his deportation, he remains scheduled to be flown to Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday. From the information we have received, it seems certain that the airline … Continue reading

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Border Agency picketed as campaign to save Babi grows

The campaign to prevent the deportation of artist Babi Badalov to Azerbaijan is rapidly picking up steam, with a militant picket of the Cardiff Border Agency today and AMs pledging their support. Babi, who was seized yesterday when reporting to … Continue reading

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Babi Badalov seized – action needed urgently

Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov, whose asylum claim was rejected by the Home Office, was seized when reporting to the Border Agency office in Cardiff today. He was taken to Rhymney police station but his current whereabouts are unknown. An openly … Continue reading

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Socialist forum lays basis for unity against deportations

The fourth meeting of the Cardiff Radical Socialist Forum last Wednesday attracted over twenty activists to discuss issues around immigration. Teresa Hayter of No-one Is Illegal, introducing, lamented the reluctance of much of the left to stand openly against the … Continue reading

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