Deported and disgraced: the students wrongly accused of cheating – podcast | News

Say “Do you find it difficult to understand my English?” muhammad ali.

Mohammed lived in the UK to study from the age of 18 to 26, but his visa was canceled in 2014 after the Home Office accused him of cheating in an English exam. He was one of 35,000 students whose visas were revoked.

His domestic appeal was rejected and he returned to his home in Pakistan. He lost his career, was unable to travel, and 10 years later, some of his family still believe the Home Office has faith in him.

‘Who’s going to take my time back?’ How long do I have to live with this tag like a scammer and a con artist?’

Amelia Gentlemanreporter and author Windrush Betrayal, Exposing Hostile Environment,Tell you Nosheen Iqbal It looks at how the government dealt with the allegations, which were first exposed in a BBC Panorama investigation in 2014, and explores why nothing has been done since then to help those wrongfully caught up.

another former student shana sheikh She remains in the UK but has not been able to clear her name.

“Our rights have been stripped away. We can’t travel, we can’t work, we can’t enjoy life like normal people,” she says. “Every day we have stress and anxiety. What will happen?”

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