Rochdale Child Rapists Launch Another Appeal to Avoid Deportation
Two Muslim grooming gang rapists have launched another appeal against their removal from England, six years after they were supposed to be kicked out of the country.
Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were both convicted in 2012 on a slew of charges related to the sexual abuse of children as young as 12, yet were released early and set loose onto the very same streets they once roamed, even running into their victims.
In 2015, then-home secretary Theresa May ruled that the predators should lose their British citizenship because of the heinous nature of their crimes and the fact that they still held Pakistani citizenship, saying that it would be “conducive to the public good” to revoke their right to remain in the country.
The group mounted a tax-payer funded challenge to the decision, saying that the ruling had violated their human rights. However, the appeal was later rejected in 2018. Since then, both Khan and Rauf have remained in Britain rather than being deported.
Khan has now launched another appeal, which is expected to be heard by an immigration judge some time in June. Rauf is also set to launch an appeal of his own in order to prevent the Home Office from sending him to Pakistan.
Following the revelation earlier this month that Qari Abdul Rauf is still walking the streets of Rochdale, Home Secretary Priti Patel promised to “strain every sinew” to remove the child predators from the country.