URGENT ACTION APPEAL – STOP THE FORCED REMOVAL OF A MALIAN NATIONAL

Appeal from his supporters at the Verne Visitors Group Malian national who is terrified of going back to Mali is being deported tonight (9th November). Departing London Heathrow to Casablanca at 17:10. AT801 (Royal Air Maroc Flight) Departing Casablanca (Morocco) to Bamako (Mali) at 21:55 AT523 (Royal Air Maroc) (also marketed as (QR) Qatar Airways Read more about URGENT ACTION APPEAL – STOP THE FORCED REMOVAL OF A MALIAN NATIONAL[…]

Press Release: Witness Accounts Raise Questions Over Death of Detainee in Morton Hall IRC

Press Release: Witness Accounts Raise Questions Over Death of Detainee in Morton Hall IRC Unity Centre Glasgow and Stop Detention Scotland Email: stopdetentionscot@gmail.com Telephone: 07541208413 Date: 06/10/17 For Immediate Release Detainee witness accounts say Carlinton Spencer, 38, was not given sufficient medical care which caused his death. Friends of Mr Spencer inside Morton Hall repeatedly Read more about Press Release: Witness Accounts Raise Questions Over Death of Detainee in Morton Hall IRC[…]

Another Emergency Vigil at the Home Office. 21st September @ 4.30pm

Yesterday we were angered to hear that there had been another death in the UK detention estate, making it the second death in detention in September. One was already too many. This time the death took place closer to home in Dungavel IRC. A Detention Centre which the Home Office had backtracked on its decision Read more about Another Emergency Vigil at the Home Office. 21st September @ 4.30pm[…]

Emergency Vigil @ Home Office in Glasgow; Monday 11th September, 4:30pm

The Home Office have finally confirmed that a Polish man, has died on the 7th September after his life support was switched of after a suicide attempt on the 3rd of September. SOAS Detainee Visitors Group have been in touch with detainees in Harmondsworth since it happened and have been pushing the Home Office to Read more about Emergency Vigil @ Home Office in Glasgow; Monday 11th September, 4:30pm[…]

Charter Flight Tonight to Nigeria and Ghana

Tonight a Charter Flight will be deporting people to Nigeria and Ghana. This comes 5 months after a blockade at Stansted Airport prevented another similar plane departing, that struck a massive blow to Home Office proceedings. The Home Office’s deportation machine did unfortunately manage to right itself, with another 14 Charter Flights having gone since Read more about Charter Flight Tonight to Nigeria and Ghana[…]

Home Office’s “deport first, appeal later” policy is (of course) unfair and unlawful

  Since July 2014, the Home Office have been deporting people from the UK before their human rights appeals have been heard. The policy is known as “deport first, appeal later” and was enshrined in law at Section 94B of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. Since it began, Unity have been working with Read more about Home Office’s “deport first, appeal later” policy is (of course) unfair and unlawful[…]