Don’t Send Sexual Abuse Victim Back to Country She Fled

Target: Theresa May MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department, United Kingdom

Goal: Protect woman who fled Jamaica to escape a life of sexual abuse and was recently forced to return to Jamaica due to a broken fax machine.

A woman named JP fled Jamaica for the UK seven years ago to escape a life of sexual abuse. Following meetings with medical practitioners, her abuse has been found violent enough to be deemed torturous. JP has been living in the UK without any criminal offences and without causing any trouble. However, while working with the UK’s department for immigration, otherwise known as Home Office, she was sent back to Jamaica.

JP was making her case with Home Office and her process was going smoothly, until it encountered a broken fax machine. JP sent important papers to the firm and when met with errors due to the broken machine, she repeated to try to send the paperwork fifteen times. The Home Office met her troubles with a simple reply of “keep trying.” When JP could not get her paperwork in on time, she was sent back to Jamaica, the same place where she previously faced a life of horrifying abuse.

There is no reason this poor woman should be forced back into a life of sexual abuse because of a broken fax machine. Sign this petition and urge Home Office to bring JP back to safety and properly finish her paperwork so she is officially a UK citizen.


Dear Minister May,

I am writing you because I am deeply saddened by a recent case made in your department. A woman named JP fled to the UK seven years ago to escape a life of torturous abuse. Due to a broken fax machine, she was not able to get her paperwork in on time. Because of this she was put on a plane back to Jamaica, a place where she previously was forced into a horrible life full of violence and abuse.

JP has lived in the UK for seven years without incident or any criminal offences. She came to your country for a life free of abuse, and should not be denied that because of a broken fax machine. I urge you to bring JP back from Jamaica so she is not forced back into a life full of sexual abuse and follow through with her paperwork making her a UK citizen. This way she can live a life guaranteed to be free from the vicious abusers who tortured her in Jamaica.


[Your Name Here]

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