The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (AIT) in London heard testimonies from expert witnesses and former Zimbabwean intelligence officers and police officers regarding HS, an asylum seeker who cannot be named. The lawyers say Britain is not giving amnesty to failed asylum seekers. Deportations to Zimbabwe are currently frozen pending the outcome of the case, but a ruling against HS could trigger a fresh wave of deportations. NewZimbabwe.com reports:
The outcome of the case, which was declared as the new country guidance case for Zimbabwe, could affect thousands of asylum seekers whose applications have been turned down and are now awaiting deportation.