TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Immigration Detention, Refugee and Migrant Rights, Refugee and Migrant Rights: Immigrants' Rights Are Human Rights • Americas, USA •
Urgent Action Victory! Pastor Steven Tendo Released from Detention (USA: UA 112.20)
Steven Tendo is a 35-year-old pastor and asylum-seeker who fled from torture and other severe human rights violations in Uganda and requested asylum in the USA. He was held by US authorities in immigration detention since December 2018. He was at risk of being returned to danger in Uganda in September 2020, but emergency global campaign efforts on his behalf prevented his deportation. While in detention, his health deteriorated from inadequate medical care for diabetes amidst a COVID-19 outbreak in the detention facility. Pastor Steven is now free on parole while he awaits the adjudication of his asylum claim.