Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The proposed deportation of Ben James to Nigeria for a minor technical offence committed at the age of 17 is contrary to any concept of justice ("Resident for 16 years, he was given just two days to get out", 2 June).

Mr James has done all that could be expected of a model citizen and, by all accounts, would have continued to contribute to the wellbeing of his adopted country. He is being sent to a country of which he no longer speaks the language of his childhood and where, apparently, he has no home or friends.

J G MICHELL

London N5

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