Agence France-PresseDecember 1, 2013 14:01
A Nigerian asylum seeker believed to be near death from a hunger strike is back in Britain despite losing his bid to stay in the country, as his flight was turned back, his lawyers said on Sunday.
Isa Muazu, 45, from the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, was returned to an immigration removal centre near London's Heathrow Airport after it was reported that Nigerian authorities refused to allow his plane to land.
Muazu entered Britain in July 2007 on a visitor's visa but did not leave when it expired in January 2008. Instead, he found work in London.