Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UK: Muslim rape gang members still not deported 7 years after judges ruled they should lose citizenship
The victims of the Rochdale grooming gang say they've been ‘failed again’ after it emerged their attackers haven't been deported despite judges ruling they should lose their British citizenship.
Shabir Ahmed, 66, Qari Abdul Rauf, 50, Abdul Aziz, 48 and Adil Khan, 49, were among 9 men convicted in 2012 of a catalogue of sex offences against girls as young as 12. Following their conviction 8 judges upheld rulings that all 4 – who each have dual UK-Pakistani citizenship – should lose their UK citizenship rights.
However, since then none of the 4 appear to have been deported or be facing deportation.
Ahmed, known as ‘Daddy’ in the gang, is still serving a 22-year jail term for rape.
But Rauf is reportedly back living at his home address in Rochdale and Aziz has also been seen in the town, locals have said.
Khan’s exact whereabouts aren't known.
Victims of the grooming scandal have reported bumping into their attackers in the street after their release from prison.
People in Rochdale say one woman who was abused as a child wet herself and ran into a shop after spotting her attacker without warning, while another victim bumped into her abuser in a nightclub.
The Home Office won't say whether a decision's been made to deport any of the 4 and a spokesperson said they wouldn't comment on individual cases
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