Activist and academic, Na'eem Jennah (Executive Director Afro Middle East Center) was refused his UK Visa on security grounds. He was to attend a conference on foreign relations - organised by the European Union (outside of London).
Na'eem reckons that this is a form of censorship and denial of academic freedom. He says a petition has been drafted by the members of the Concerned Africans Forum (with 250 000 signatories already), due to be submitted to the Home Secretary in Britain. Legal action will then be taken, should the petition not work.
I was told my presence in the UK was not conjunctive to public good on national security ground. I honestly don't have a clue why this judgement would be made.— Naeem Jennah, Executive Director, Afro Middle East Centre