From Jam’na Keats facebook page:
UPDATE RE DIANNE. A SMALL VICTORY BUT NOT THE END OF THE BATTLE:
According to Lucy Powell, Dianne has had her deportation deferred whilst her right of appeal is assessed. If true, this is PHENOMENAL but nowhere near the end!
Dianne will still be detained in Yarl’s Wood whilst her case is reviewed. We NEED to keep up the pressure!
Dianne should have been on a plane to Zambia via Kenya 1 hour ago.
From what we know that flight has left, WITHOUT Dianne!
Think about that..
WE, collectively, through ALL OUR EFFORTS, stopped THE STATE deporting a human being today. It started with 30 people outside a detention centre in Salford and has escalated to thousands upon thousands of people, from all walks of life, demanding Dianne Must Not be Detained or Deported!.
She is still detained, but she isn’t gone. She is still in the UK. Despite the wishes of the Home Office.
This is how democratic power works. Not abstract righteousness but localised pressure. Human and immediate.
This is as huge momentary success. But it isn’t a total victory.
PLEASE, PLEASE, IF U HAVEN’T ALREADY…SIGN, SHARE AND SHOUT DIANNE’S NAME LOUD AND CLEARLY….
We can do this!