Asylum seeker was made “scapegoat” by British authorities

11 August 2021: BBCChannel migrants: Asylum seeker cleared of people smuggling was ‘scapegoat’

n Iranian asylum seeker cleared of people smuggling has said he was made a “scapegoat” by British authorities.

Fouad Kakaei, who steered a dinghy across the English Channel, was found not guilty at a second trial after appealing against his first conviction.

His barrister believes a law intended to prosecute people smugglers is being used on asylum seekers, because they are “easy targets”.

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