A decision on whether a Sheffield asylum seeker should be deported to Uganda has been deferred. Odette Sefuko was to be flown back to Africa tonight but campaigners fighting to keep her in the UK have been in court today to ask for the right to appeal against the UK Border Agency's decision.
The deferment is to wait for results of DNA tests to prove her identity. Her supporters now hope she will be allowed back to Sheffield on bail. Odette is currently being held at a detention centre near Bedford.
Friends of an African woman who sought asylum in Sheffield fear she could be tortured and killed is she's deported.
Odette Sefuko is being held by the UK Border Agency. She faces deportation to Uganda on Monday unless last minute appeals to keep her in the UK are successful. Supporters, including her friend Kim Balmer, say she's wanted in the Congo for her work with anti-rape groups.