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.
"I need hardly add my voice to the wholehearted love and support, surrounding Rose in her community and among her friends."
"We all hope that the good sense and humanity displayed so far by the courts will now prevail and that her life will be saved."
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