"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Upcoming event.


From the Muslim Professionals' Forum :

'Monday, 7 October 2013, 5.30 pm at the London Muslim Center, London E1'
'We have invited to the event prominent lawyers, academics, human rights activists, members of parliament, civil society, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, heads of voluntary and community organisations as guest speakers.
'This event is organised in association with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI), migrants’ rights network and London Muslim Center. '

Have also shared details on Meetup :


Yarl's Wood: An object lesson in how evil happens.


'...Bad people. But I couldn’t prove it, and there was plenty else to cover. I could have written a piece a week about the sort of people we send there. Only a couple of days ago I received an email about Evenia Mawongera, who has just been sent there pending deportation to Zimbabwe. She’s an outspoken critic of the Mugabe regime, and has been living in Leicester with her children and grandchildren for the past 10 years.

;On 22 August, she received a special commendation in the Good Neighbour Awards in recognition of her contribution to the community. She’s a member of the Zimbabwe Association Choir and is one of the people who performed for the Queen when she came to Leicester in June 2012 to mark the start of her Diamond Jubilee tour. She has no family in Zimbabwe. Her children and grandchildren, with whom she has been living for the past 10 years, are British citizens.

'That’s the kind of person we keep sending to Yarl’s Wood...'

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