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“Osime has been affected mentally, physically and emotionally by this traumatic experience. I just want him to relax now. I got him his Playstation and I am cooking him his favourite meal, dumplings and ackee.

#StopTheDeportation #FreeOsimeBrown…
He is really trying to adjust and reorientate himself. He was in a cruel environment in prison for three years."

“I want to see a public inquiry for all cases like Osime’s – children and young people who have been in care and end up in the criminal justice system.” Joan Martin.
Clare Hayes and Sarah Ricca, of Deighton Pierce Glynn said: “It would seem from information received to date that the threat to deport Osime is the culmination of a long history of discriminatory treatment, which is all too familiar for children with autism
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So Chris Rock is autistic.

"His decision to seek meaningful a friend’s suggestion he may have Asperger’s. It prompted a nine-hour battery of cognitive tests earlier this year, from which doctors diagnosed Rock with a condition called nonverbal learning disorder" 1/3
"or NVLD. As he’s come to understand it, he has tremendous difficulty with non-verbal signals — which doesn’t sound too drastic until, as he explains, you consider that some 80 percent of communication is nonverbal. "And all I understand are the words," he says." 2/3
Of course, even when it's a celebrity, someone who's not a white cis man can't get an autism diagnosis. #DisabilityTooWhite 3/3
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This is Osime. He's 21, disabled and facing deportation to a country he doesn't remember and where he has no friends or relatives.

His family fears he won't survive on his own.

Join the campaign to #FreeOsimeBrown - thread ⬇️
Osime was born in Jamaica and moved to the UK at the age of 4. He struggled at school and was only diagnosed with autism at 16, after he was excluded.

He is currently serving a prison sentence for a phone theft he wasn't directly involved in, under joint enterprise law.
In prison he has suffered racist abuse and his physical and mental health has seriously deteriorated.

On October 7, he is due to be moved to a detention centre awaiting deportation. In Jamaica, he has no one.
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