Jojo Jako Yakob is a 19 year-old Syrian. He was jailed in Syria, and beaten when it was discovered that he is gay. His application for asylum the Home Office has been refused, despite the fact that he may face execution if he returns to Syria. Apparently he was offered £46 for leaving the country, “to assist you in reintegrating into your home country. This could be used for example to set up a business, further your education or assist with housing” [The Scotsman].

A website in support of Jojo has been set up – it has info on how you can get involved and help out.

Sadly, Jojo is not the only one in this situation.

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