Lawyers representing a Nigerian woman who would be denied life-saving medical treatment if deported have won an injunction against her imminent removal.
Rose Akhalu, a kidney transplant patient, was due to be returned to Nigeria on June 7 but has now been released from detention.
Her lawyers argue that she faces death as she would be unable to afford the necessary immuno-suppressant drugs, a view borne out by her renal specialist.
The injunction prevents the Home Secretary from deporting Ms Akhalu until her renewed application for permission to proceed with judicial review is heard on July 24.
Public Interest Lawyers solicitor Tessa Gregory, representing Ms Akhalu, said:
“We will now work towards the judicial review permission hearing on July 24 2012 and do our very best to ensure that justice is achieved and Rose is able to stay in the country.”