Cameroon journalist wins fight against deportation

A former Barking resident has won his fight against deportation back to his �native Cameroon, where he was imprisoned and �tortured.

Charles Atangana, a journalist who lived in a hostel in Barking last year, is now in Glasgow.

He fled to the UK after �being imprisoned in Cameroon and brutally beaten for his articles on corruption.

Despite Mr Antangana’s claims he has since �received death threats from the Cameroon regime, the Home Office ordered he be sent back.

With support from the National Union of Journalists, Mr Atangana took �legal action against deportation and after a lengthy battle, won his case to �continue living in the UK.

However, he is currently within a probationary period, during which the Home Office can appeal against the decision.