Petition set up to fight deportation of 6 year old Iraqi Deaf boy at Derby Deaf School who escaped ISIS threats

Posted on January 5, 2017

A petition has been set up to campaign against the deportation of a Deaf boy from Iraq who has made remarkable progress since he started studying at Derby Deaf School. Lawand Hamadmin is 6 years old.

You can see and sign the petition by clicking here.

The Derby Telegraph reports:

A mum whose daughter is in the same class as a deaf refugee boy from Iraq has started a campaign to fight Government plans to deport him.

More than 600 people have signed Esther Freeman’s petition to keep six-year-old Lawand Hamadamin in Derby so he can continue to study at the Royal School for the Deaf.

The profoundly deaf boy and his family were encouraged to come to the city by charity DeafKidz from a Dunkirk “jungle” camp after they escaped ISIS threats to kill disabled children – and now teachers say Lawand has made “extraordinary progress” learning British Sign Language.

The family are hoping to appeal at the High Court after a final decision was made two weeks ago to deport them to Germany, which they passed through on their way to the UK.

Part-time Royal Derby Hospital nurse Esther Freeman said the rise of negative attitudes towards foreigners in the last year inspired her to push back and do something positive.

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