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UK Charter Flight to Jamaica Goes Ahead as Some Detainees Are Spared By Court of Appeal

Protesters blocked traffic in Westminster on the evening of 10 February as they denounced the imminent deportation of dozens of British residents to Jamaica. Sputnik News, 11th February 2020

Legal challenges were filed on an emergency basis to stop the charter flight with what the government says contained criminal offenders, but campaigners have pushed back against these claims. ​A UK charter flight containing an estimated 20 people took off from Heathrow Airport for Jamaica on the morning of 11 February, albeit with a greatly reduced passenger manifest as dozens of British residents were not deported following a temporary stay on the Home Office’s plans by the Court of Appeal.

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