To: Theresa May, Home Secretary

Do not deport Wadih Chourey back to Lebanon

UPDATE: 8/9/15 - We were delighted to hear that Wadih has been granted a 3 year visa to remain in the UK.

Thank you for all your hard work on his behalf. Hopefully, the visa will be extended to a permanent status, so that the family do not have to suffer the stress of worrying about Wadih's future.

Read more here: http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/13713175.Man_with_Down_s_syndrome_from_Beirut_given_30_month_extension_to_visa/

Read about the petition hand in here:
https://home.38degrees.org.uk/2014/12/15/petition-hand-in-dont-deport-wadih/

Do not deport Wadih Chourey back to Lebanon

Please do not deport Wadih Chourey, a 44 year old man with Down's syndrome who currently lives in Twickenham, back to Beirut. He came to the United Kingdom in 1997 because his life was in danger from the various gangs operating in Beirut. He was looked after by his parents and is now being looked after by his brother.

Why is this important?

Wadih came to the United Kingdom in 1997 because his life was in danger from the various gangs operating in Beirut who were victimising him because of his Down's syndrome.

He has lived in Twickenham, London, since his arrival and was looked after by his parents and is now being looked after by his brother. He cannot cook and needs help with washing and dressing himself.

His life would be in danger on two counts: firstly he will not be able to look after himself and secondly from violence.

News story here:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-downs-syndrome-faces-being-4131650

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Reasons for signing

  • He is innocent.
  • Wadih is a kind, gentle and vunerable man in need of his family. He has been living for so long in UK so why now he cannot carry on living here.
  • Why do we have to tell the Government to do the right thing?

Updates

2016-11-17 20:41:20 +0000
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Petition is successful with 81,198 signatures

2016-10-04 16:16:52 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,197 signatures

2016-09-19 16:10:47 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,196 signatures

2016-06-26 15:10:47 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,192 signatures

2016-06-13 22:34:37 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,189 signatures

2016-06-09 18:34:55 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,190 signatures

2016-06-09 18:34:37 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,191 signatures

2016-04-05 10:41:54 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,181 signatures

2016-03-21 12:42:38 +0000
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Petition is successful with 81,179 signatures

2016-02-15 20:41:26 +0000
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Petition is successful with 81,167 signatures

2015-11-10 15:42:35 +0000
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Petition is successful with 81,142 signatures

2015-10-18 13:03:57 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,129 signatures

2015-09-23 14:16:46 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,119 signatures

2015-09-23 10:56:29 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,120 signatures

2015-09-22 16:01:11 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,116 signatures

2015-09-08 12:49:26 +0100
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Petition is successful with 81,084 signatures

2014-09-04 12:17:00 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2014-09-03 11:49:25 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2014-09-02 17:28:07 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2014-09-01 20:42:41 +0100

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2014-09-01 14:22:15 +0100

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2014-09-01 13:44:53 +0100

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2014-08-31 23:17:37 +0100

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2014-08-31 22:31:24 +0100

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2014-08-31 22:04:47 +0100

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2014-08-31 21:27:40 +0100

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2014-08-31 21:18:42 +0100

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