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Asylum seeker Robert Segwanyi was saved from deportation just as he was about to board a flight back to Uganda.Segwanyi says he was burnt with molten plastic in his home country because of his sexuality.
He fled to the UK after his ordeal, taking up residence in Portsmouth – but the Home Office decided his claim was bogus.
However, the UK Border Agency has now delayed his deportation
A UKBA spokesperson told BBC News: “Mr Segwanyi’s removal has been temporarily suspended to enable us to consider representations received on his behalf. If, upon consideration of these representations, the decision to deport Mr Segwanyi is maintained we will continue to pursue his removal as a matter of priority.”