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Roseline Akhalu, who was facing deportation to her native Nigeria, has won the right to stay in the UK.
Roseline first came to Leeds to study in 2004, and shortly after was diagnosed with kidney failure. In 2009 she had a kidney transplant, but said that if she were forced to return to Nigeria she would die as she would not have access to immunosuppressant drugs.
Roseline's campaign to stay in Yorkshire had received wide support, including from the actor Colin Firth.
Rose Akhalu's MP Greg Mulholland is "appalled" by the Home Office's "persecution". The Leeds kidney transplant patient faces death if an appeal to send her back to Nigeria - brought by the Home Office - is successful today.
Actor Colin Firth broke off filming in France this week to lend his support to the Leeds kidney transplant patient who faces death if she is forcibly returned to Nigeria. Roseline Akhalu came to Leeds from Nigeria nine years ago to study for a Masters Degree.
She faces an appeal hearing in London, brought by the Home Office, against the findings of two judges that she should be allowed to remain in the UK. Roseline will die within weeks if she is returned to Nigeria.
A woman who faces "certain death" if she's deported to Nigera is facing another court battle to stay in the country today.
Roseline Akhalu had a kidney transplant while she was legally living in Leeds - but now her visa has run out the government wants to deport her to a country that cannot provide her with anti-rejection medication.
A judge has already allowed her to stay - but the Home Office is appealing the decision today in London.
Born in Nigeria Roseline came to live in the UK on a Visa and has lived in Leeds for nine years.