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UK finally deports rapist after 15 years but only after agreeing to pay for his hotel and therapy

A Somalian gang rapist has been deported after being offered a luxury hotel stay and personal therapy.

Yaqub Ahmed, 34, returned to the East African country in August via a chartered plane.


Ahmed was scheduled to board a deportation flight in 2018 but his return was thwarted by virtue-signalling passengers.

He was jailed in 2008 after he and three men lured a 16-year-old girl to a London flat before attacking her.

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A judge lambasted him for having “no respect for other human beings”.

Then-Home Secretary Theresa May subsequently stripped Ahmed of his refugee status and handed him a deportation order in 2015.

However, a series of hearings went as high as the Court of Appeal and Whitehall lawyers have fought off three claims by the rapist and his lawyers for judicial review.

Ahmed cost taxpayers up to £1million in legal, prison and deportation costs, The Mail on Sunday has claimed.

His deportation includes a care package and 14-week hotel stay.

Court papers stated: “This included the provision of mental health medication and psychological services through a clinic in Mogadishu.

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Ahmed’s previous deportation flight was halted after holidaymakers, unaware of his crime, demanded he was taken off a Turkish Airlines flight at Heathrow.

A three-minute clip showed passengers applauding as a four-strong Home Office team frogmarched him off the plane, with one holidaymaker shouting: “You’re free, man!”

Six successive Home Secretaries have attempted to remove Ahmed from the UK but legal challenges prevented his deportation.

The victim of the 2008 attack, who is unnamed, described the case as “absolutely shocking”.

She told The Mail on Sunday: “Our legal system is a joke. We used to say we were quite fair; well, we’re not. Nothing about this has been fair.”

Criticising Britain’s justice system, the victim also claimed: “He negated his human rights after he did what he did. It wasn’t a human thing to do.

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“Why are his human rights being prioritised above mine and people like me?”

Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who was sacked by Rishi Sunak following a backlash about her comments on pro-Palestine protesters, argued Ahmed’s case was an example of criminals exploiting human rights laws to make “spurious, repetitive and ultimately obstructive” legal claims to avoid deportation.

However, the Home Office stressed it has removed 14,700 foreign criminals between January 2019 and March this year.

A spokesman said: “Returning a foreign national offender to their country of origin can involve enormous challenges.

“Occasionally support packages are required to secure agreement from the court to proceed with deportation.”

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