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Hunger strike journalist wins right to stay in UK

Farah Williams was supported by the NUJ throughout his 23 day ordeal.

A journalist who went on a 23 day hunger strike to protest against his deportation to Sierra Leone has won his campaign to stay in the UK.

The National Union of Journalists today announced his case had been reassessed by the Home Office and the UK Border Agency, resulting in a three-year discretionary leave to remain.

After he has spent 14 years in the UK, James Fallah-Williams, who was given legal support and representation by the NUJ throughout the campaign, will be eligible to apply for permanent leave to remain.

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