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Charles Atangana wins right to stay

CHARLES Atangana, a Cameroonian journalist and NUJ member fighting deportation, won the right to stay in the UK following a hearing on 31 March.

He had earlier appeared in court on 14 March - but the Home Office didn't show up. So the hearing was adjourned until 31 March, as the Freelance went to press. NUJ members were there to support him at the Immigration and Asylum Chamber on London's Rosebery Avenue.

Charles is a well-respected journalist, specialising in economics and current affairs. He has lived in the UK since 2004. His journalistic activities forced him to flee Cameroon following harassment, detention by the régime and threats against family members who have to remain in Cameroon.

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