PRESS RELEASE – Dangerous deportations to from UK to Mogadishu continue

  LATEST NEWS UPDATE 1/6/2014 1pm – Article published on AlJazeera ”UK Asylum Seeker claims harrowing deportation” UK Home Office continues to ignore advice from UNHCR that forced removals to Somalia are unsafe and a campaign against removals to Somalia has been underway since Febraury this year. The lawyer of a recent removal to Mogadishu on Read more about PRESS RELEASE – Dangerous deportations to from UK to Mogadishu continue[…]

Support for Detainees in Harmondsworth

 The 2nd May 2014 protests illustrated the widespread injustices within the UK immigration detention centres. Detainees expressed constant shock at being treated like criminals in a country where they came to seek sanctuary and protection. Not only were the protests focused on these feelings but also on the severe lack of access to legal representation, Read more about Support for Detainees in Harmondsworth[…]

The reality behind UK Home Office ‘Secret Payments’

Every month without fail we watch as countless numbers of our friends get sent out of the UK via mass expulsion on privately chartered flights full of immigration detainees to Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Tomorrow is yet another flight to Nigeria – ironically called ”Operation Majestic” and throughout the day we have been contacted via different Read more about The reality behind UK Home Office ‘Secret Payments’[…]

Protest at Harmondsworth detention centre calling for an END to the scapegoating of immigrants!

     Surround Harmondsworth on 7th June 2014 @ 1pm. Calling on friends, family and supporters of individuals being held unjustly in one of the many detention centres around the UK. Protest to occur at Harmondsworth detention centre near Heathrow Airport in Solidarity with mass hunger strikes that occurred a few weeks ago. This action Read more about Protest at Harmondsworth detention centre calling for an END to the scapegoating of immigrants![…]

Home Office crackdown can’t stop immigration detainee uprising

Now 4 detention centres stage protests – demand freedom Video made from demonstration outside Harmondsworth IRC on Monday 5 May 2014 Asylum-seekers detained at four sites across the UK are staging protests and hunger strikes this week. Home Office retaliations have failed to stop the unrest spreading to more detention centres. 50 migrants detained at Read more about Home Office crackdown can’t stop immigration detainee uprising[…]

Unrest grips more Home Office detention centres

Immigration guards are grappling with a wave of protest sweeping British detention centres this week, as hundreds of asylum-seekers detained at three high-security facilities organise hunger-strikes against draconian Home Office policies. Staff cancelled negotiations planned for yesterday at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) about a petition issued by detainees during a mass sit-down protest in Read more about Unrest grips more Home Office detention centres[…]

Libyan detainees issued with up to 5 tickets – and none used – why?

After lengthy discussions with three Libyan nationals presently held in immigration detention centers across the UK a very serious question has come to head that we are seeking the answer to: Why are the UK Home Office continuing to issue removal directions to Libyan Nationals when none of the tickets has been used? Detainee 1 Read more about Libyan detainees issued with up to 5 tickets – and none used – why?[…]

UPDATE: MASS HUNGER STRIKE IN HARMONDSWORTH DETENTION CENTRE

At least 150 detainees in Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre, near Heathrow, are now on mass hunger strike. The detainees have been holding a protest all day in the main courtyard of the migration prison. The protestors have all signed a statement (see below) explaining their demands and saying that they have started a hunger strike. Read more about UPDATE: MASS HUNGER STRIKE IN HARMONDSWORTH DETENTION CENTRE[…]