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Complainant Name:
Mr John Thuo

Clauses Noted: 1, 3, 10

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr John Thuo, through his solicitors, complained to the Press Complaints Commission, under Clause 1 (Accuracy), Clause 3 (Privacy) and Clause 10 (Subterfuge) about an article which he considered to have reported as fact his claims to have committed serious crimes in Kenya, when these claims had been rejected by both the Home Office and Immigration Tribunal during his successful appeal against deportation.


The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction, in print and online:

‘An article on May 21 reported claims by John Thuo, a Kenyan immigrant who had sought asylum in the UK, that he had committed a number of murders in Kenya. In fact, the immigration tribunal found his claims unlikely to be true and allowed his appeal due to the risk of his committing suicide if he was sent back.'

Date Published: 08/08/2013

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