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Tag Archives: DETENTION

‘Neither criminals, nor animals!’ A week of unrest in Britain’s migrant jails

Lack of legal representation. Poor medical care. Threat of solitary confinement. Immigration detainees in England and Scotland protest against what they claim is routine inhumanity by the state and its commercial contractors. Words of a detainee at Campsfield IRC The UK immigration authorities and their commercial partners are trying to...
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Boy locked up for months in adult immigration jail

A boy was locked up for months at a UK immigration facility earlier this year, according to freshly released official data. The revelation dramatically exposes the falsity of government claims that the harmful practice of detaining children for administrative convenience has ended. The Home Office does not reveal the boy’s...
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Detainees win torture claims test case

Hundreds of people who were tortured before seeking asylum in the UK could seek compensation and release from immigration detention. The High Court said the Home Office had failed to follow its own policy on releasing detainees who could show they were victims of torture. In a test case, five...
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Furore over Australian detention of immigrant children

IRIN) – Australia is failing in its international obligations to protect the rights of close to 2,000 children now in immigration detention, say rights groups and legal experts. “You cannot underestimate the human cost of detaining children,” Jeroen Van Hove, the coordinator of the International Detention Coalition (IDC), an umbrella...
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Uk’s Immigrant Detention Dungeon

 from NCADC  68  Women  are still refusing food at Yarl’s Wood Immigration removal centre..  Students and campaigners commenced a solidarity hunger strike at the London Offices of Serco this morning, Wednesday 10 February Demo in solidarity with Yarl’s Wood Hunger Strikers Friday 12th February 2010 2:30 pm Serco’s offices 18-22 Hand Court...
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