"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.

Sunday 3 November 2013

Sunday evening links

Britain scraps immigration bond plan after outcry.


One terrible policy down, now time to scrap the unfair family division rules. #dividedfamilies

Theresa May admits 'visitor bonds' maybe 'too blunt an instrument' :

https://twitter.com/jimcaponey :
is a run I plan to do February 15th 2014 to raise awareness of our situation

Yarl's Wood sex inquiry witness to be deported without speaking to police.


The only witness to an alleged case of sexual misconduct at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre is to be deported, without being given the opportunity to testify to police.

Sirah Jeng was detained on Thursday inside the centre, hours before a scheduled interview with police. Jeng alleges she witnessed a male Serco employee having sexual contact with a detainee.


Sirah Jeng is a first-hand witness to the sexual abuse of ‘Tanja’, a Roma detainee, by a male officer in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. ‘Tanja’s legal case against the Home Office was revealed by The Observer (14/09/13). In Yarl’s Wood Sirah was shown CCTV footage that confirms her account and as soon as she was released on bail a month ago she came forward as a witness for ‘Tanja’. Sirah was due to be interviewed by police officers at 5.00pm on Thursday (31st October) as part of the criminal inquiry into the case. The interview never happened. On Thursday morning Sirah was detained by the UKBA on her weekly visit to the reporting centre in Salford. She told them about her appointment with the police but was ignored and taken straight back to Yarl’s Wood. When she got there she was given ‘removal directions’ to be deported to the Gambia on Monarch Airlines Flight ZB6478 from Gatwick at 9.00am on Tuesday, 5th November.

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1 comment:

  1. Surely they can either interview her at Yarls Wood or when she is back in Gambia. They can even fly her to the UK or arrange video evidence if there is a trial, but why postpone the deportation which takes a long time to arrange.