Campaigners are celebrating the news that a teenager from Kent who was due to be deported to Afghanistan, is to be allowed to remain in the UK. Najibullah Hashimi, who's 19, had been fostered by a family in Faversham.
They say they've had support from thousands of people who signed a petition to keep Najib here, and that the tribunal recognised the impact on the family that deportation would have.
Najib told Meridian he'd dreaded being sent back to Afghanistan where his father and brother were killed by the Taliban. From Faversham, David Johns reports, speaking to Najib, his stepfather Steven Griffiths, and campaigner Mick Nokes.
A teenager from Faversham, who fled Afghanistan when his father and brother were killed, has won his appeal to stay in the country. More than 2,000 people signed an online petition, when Najibullah Hashimi was told he had to go back when his visa ran out.
The nineteen-year-old's case was heard in London last week.
A teenager temporarily saved from being sent back to Afghanistan has lost his appeal to be allowed to stay in the country. 19-year-old Najib Hashimi, who lives in Faversham in Kent, fled the country five years ago after his father and brother were killed.
A teenager who fled Afghanistan when his father and brother were killed says he could be deported within days despite a campaign for him to stay. Nineteen-year-old Najib Hashimi has the backing of the local community in Sittingbourne. Tom Savvides reports.
A teenager from Afghanistan is fighting deportation to the wartorn country after settling in the UK. Najib Hashimi came to Britain on the back of a lorry at the age of 14. He lived with a foster family in Kent and attained 13 GCSEs. Now he is an adult, he faces being returned to his homeland.