A 30-year-old Muslim migrant from Somali convicted of gang rape is arguing he is too depressed to be deported back to his home country of Somalia. Well, this sounds eminently fair in a country under Islamic rule. Remember, special rights for special classes.
“How could you defend a rapist?” the rape victim said. “How could you intervene? He was in handcuffs, he was being taken out of the country… who are you people to interfere with justice?”
One can only hope that the daughters, sisters and wives of those fighting to keep this savage in the country are his next target.
Yaqub Ahmed could rape and rob with immunity deferring to “cultural differences” (respect it!) while left-wing elites doled out housing, healthcare and welfare. You’d be depressed too.
Plane mutiny rapist now claims he is too depressed to be deported and is a victim of slavery after airline passengers stopped him being returned to Somalia
- Somalian Yaqub Ahmed, 30, should have been deported last October
- He was part of a gang who subjected a 16-year-old girl to a terrifying rape ordeal
- His lawyers say he should not be deported, after telling doctors he feels suicidal and depressed
Somali Immigrant Convicted Of Gang Rape Says He’s Too Depressed To Be Deported
Jason Hopkins, Daily Caller, August 26, 2019
Lawyers for a 30-year-old immigrant convicted of gang rape are arguing he is too depressed to be deported back to his home country of Somalia.
Yaqub Ahmed, a Somali who was granted refugee status in the United Kingdom, was convicted for the 2007 gang rape of a 16-year-old girl living in London. He served nine years in prison alongside three other men who took part in the brutal rape. Ahmed is due to be deported back to Somalia, but his lawyers claim that he is unable to return to his home country because he is feeling depressed and suicidal, according to the Sun.
In an attempt to stop his deportation, Ahmed’s legal defense is asking for a judicial review of his case, telling a psychiatrist he was suffering from “metal trauma.” The convicted rapist has attempted to commit suicide at least two times, and is suffering from “depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder,” according to the psychiatrist.
Ahmed’s case received international attention when, in October 2018, he was scheduled to be deported out of the UK, but government officials were unable to do so.
As he was being escorted onto a plane bound for Turkey, which was then supposed to lead him to Somalia, numerous passengers on the flight began screaming for him to be released. Many of the passengers, presumably unaware of Ahmed’s criminal history, pleaded he remain in the UK so he wouldn’t be separated “from his family.”
The effort to deport Ahmed was ultimately abandoned, resulting in cheers from the crowded airplane. The entire ordeal was caught on phone camera and went viral online.
The woman he was convicted of raping spoke out about the plane incident, expressing outrage at citizens who impeded the deportation.
“How could you defend a rapist?” she said in April. “How could you intervene? He was in handcuffs, he was being taken out of the country… who are you people to interfere with justice?”
The victim, now 27, also reacted to Ahmed’s latest attempt to avoid deportation.
“It’s ridiculous — his mental health is being put above mine,” she said. “It’s absolutely disgusting and I’m appalled that he is using this excuse to try and avoid deportation”
“I am currently without any mental health support, yet he has been assessed by a specialist psychiatrist. He thinks things have been tough. Well he should have lived my life these last few years,” she continued.
In another twist to his case, Ahmed is now claiming he was the victim of modern slavery during his time in Somalia. A process to review a potential slavery case lasts about 45 days in the UK, according to the Sun. It has cost the average taxpayer in Britain more than $403,000 to keep Ahmed in the country, thanks to prison costs and his ongoing criminal trials.
The UK government is reportedly prepared to pay for a charter flight to deport Ahmed, which would avoid a repeat of last year’s commercial flight fiasco.
The Daily Mail has more:
Ahmed’s case has come to symbolise the impotence of the immigration system and new figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that, while 3,968 foreign criminals were served with deportation orders last year, 1,803 lodged legal appeals, meaning they will stay in Britain until their cases are heard.
Another 397 foreign criminals appealed against removal in the first three months of this year.
Ahmed was convicted in August 2008 with three other men of the rape of the teenager and jailed for nine years.
The woman was lured to a flat and held down while the men took turns to rape her.
Ahmed was first told in 2010 that he was liable for deportation but appealed against his removal and was not actually put on to a plane until last October.
But the bid to get him out of Britain ended when fellow passengers on a flight to Turkey took pity on Ahmed and intervened before their aircraft left Heathrow.
Officials escorting Yaqub Ahmed on a flight from Heathrow to Turkey were forced to abandon his deportation when around a dozen holidaymakers who felt sorry for him angrily intervened shortly before take-off (pictured on the flight)
In a video of the incident, Ahmed is heard screaming as passengers shout: ‘Take him off the plane!’
Ahmed was bound for Istanbul from where he would have travelled on to Somalia.
The heavy-set criminal appeared at his bail hearing in Feltham, South West London, last Monday.
During his application for bail from the Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire, the tribunal heard he still denies the rape.
His barrister Mark Allison revealed that Ahmed, who was granted refugee status in the UK in 2003, was applying for a judicial review of his case and had told a psychiatrist, Dr Nuwan Galappathie, that he was suffering from ‘mental trauma’.
Dr Galappathie has filed a report which Home Office lawyer Matthew Williams said ‘is being treated as a request to revoke the deportation order’.
Dr Galappathie was said to have assessed that he was suffering from a ‘depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder’.
Mr Williams said Ahmed alleged that he was not cared for in Yarl’s Wood and ‘doesn’t trust the mental health staff’ because ‘their loyalties lie with the Home Office’.
In another extraordinary new claim, it emerged Ahmed now says that he was a victim of modern slavery before he entered the UK.
He is said to have told Dr Galappathie that he was once kidnapped and worked ‘for a neighbour shining shoes for two years without pay’. It was unclear where this was supposed to have taken place.
Ahmed’s barrister said Dr Galappathie’s report linked the ‘previous history of trauma to the current diagnosis’ and that this was a ‘barrier to removal’ as he required mental health treatment.
The claim outraged Ahmed’s victim, who is now 27 and has battled with post traumatic stress disorder triggered by her rape.
‘It’s ridiculous – his mental health is being put above mine,’ she said last night.
‘It’s absolutely disgusting and I’m appalled that he is using this excuse to try and avoid deportation.
‘I’ve been told that I would benefit from seeing a specialist but I can’t privately fund treatment and the NHS doesn’t have the resources available that I need.
I am currently without any mental health support, yet he has been assessed by a specialist psychiatrist. He thinks things have been tough. Well he should have lived my life these last few years.’
The bid to get him out of Britain ended when fellow passengers on a flight to Turkey took pity on Ahmed and intervened before their aircraft left Heathrow
The Home Office’s lawyer said the claim of modern slavery was designed to ‘frustrate’ the deportation process.
It is understood that anyone referred to the authorities as a potential victim of slavery must have their case examined by a specialist in a process that takes 45 days.
During that time they cannot be removed from the country.
Astonishingly, it also emerged during the hearing that Ahmed, who was granted bail in March and was living with his brother in Liverpool, was detained again soon afterwards because he breached the conditions of his release by trying to flee the country.
On April 15, four weeks after his release on bail, he removed his electronic tag and attempted to board a ferry from Liverpool to Belfast.
He was caught by police officers and the Home Office claim he was found with a Spanish passport and admitted planning to travel on to Dublin then Spain.
£330,000 and counting: the bill for keeping this brute in Britain
Twelve years of criminal trials, prison costs and immigration cases involving Somalian rapist Yaqub Ahmed have saddled the taxpayer with an estimated bill of £330,000.
The 30-year-old has been involved in three separate criminal cases and at least five asylum tribunal hearings, all funded by Legal Aid.
He has also spent nine years in prison or immigration detention centres. The five years that he spent behind bars for rape and conspiracy to rape would have cost at least £150,000.
The cost of detaining him since an attempt to deport him failed last October is estimated to be more than £29,000, equivalent to £100 per day.
The bill for housing and monitoring him after his release on bail for a month earlier this year is not yet known.
He was detained again in April after attempting to escape to Ireland.
Meanwhile, new figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show more than £37,000 has been paid in legal aid to solicitors and barristers who have represented Ahmed between August 2007, when he committed the rape, and this April. A total of £28,893 was paid for his legal team during the 2008 rape trial – £16,515 to his solicitors and £11,379 to his barrister.
His latest lawyers got £4,300 for making a further asylum application.
Additional costs will include this month’s bail application and costs of investigating his claims that he now has a mental illness and is a victim of modern slavery.
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