Time is running out for a campaign group set up to help a failed asylum seeker in Leicester.
Abdul Rajabali, who fled to the UK in 2006, believes if he returns to Afghanistan he will be killed.
At a demonstration today, his friends heard he'd been transferred to a prison near Gatwick Airport where he'll be deported to Afghanistan on Tuesday. Nearly 3,000 people have now signed a petition for him to stay.
Pam Inder, Chair of Leicester City of Sanctuary, says of Mr Rajabali, who has converted to Christianity:
“Even if he were not seeking asylum here, Abdul is exactly the sort of young person we should be encouraging to settle in the UK. He is a quite exceptional person and if he is granted leave to remain I predict a bright future for him in whatever field he chooses to enter. I am proud to know him.”