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David Cameron.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Via Movement for Justice ( https://twitter.com/followMFJ )



URGENT: STOP UKBA DEPORTING KEY WITNESS TO SEXUAL ABUSE AT YARLSWOOD
URGENT! - STOP UKBA COVER-UP OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN YARL’S WOOD!

FREE KEY WITNESS SIRAH JENG!

ACTION NEEED TO STOP HER DEPORTATION IN TUES 5th NOV

***** Witness to Yarl’s Wood sexual abuse detained & given flight just hours before she was due to give a police interview *****

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.

Sirah has lived in Manchester for 12 years. She is married to a British citizen and came here on a spousal visa; her two children from a previous marriage have spent most of their lives in this country.

The Home Office has been playing a ‘cat-and-mouse’ game with her for years, refusing to give her indefinite leave to remain and detaining her in Yarl’s Wood on four previous occasions and trying to deport her.

Over the past year she has been an active leader in the Movement for Justice group in Yarl’s Wood.

Sirah’s detention and planned deportation is a cynical attempt to silence a brave fighter for the rights of women and immigrants and hide the truth about the regime of abuse in Yarl’s Wood. Stop the Cover-Up!  Sirah Jeng Must Stay!

URGENT ACTION NOW – We have less than two working days!

Phone/fax/email the Home Office, quoting Sirah’s Home Office Reference: J1140205/2

Home Secretary Theresa May: mayt@parliament.uk  Fax: 020 7219 1145
Immigration Minister: ministerforimmigration@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

And copy to the following Home Office & UKBA addresses:
citto@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk; privateoffice.external@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk;
public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk; ukbapublicenquiries@ukba.gsi.gov.uk

Also copy to Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee: vazk@parliament.uk; keith.vaz.mp@parliament.uk

Urge Sirah’s MP, Lucy Powell, to demand that the Home Office releases Sirah and stops the Cover-Up:

Contact Lucy Powell MP for Manchester Central (Labour) 0161 232 0872, fax 0161 232 1865 or e-mail her from her website www.lucypowell.org.uk (Quote Sirah’s postcode, M11 4FY as well as her Home Office reference)

Demand that Monarch Airlines refuses to collude with the UKBA’s Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse:

They must make the decision not to fly Sira Jeng to Gambia on Monarch Airlines Flight ZB6478 from Gatwick at 9.00am on Tuesday, 5th November.  She is a witness in a criminal investigation into sexual abuse at Yarl's Wood, to accept her as a passenger is to collude in cover up and obstruction of a criminal investigation.

Call centre:  
0871 940 5040  (open at weekends)
Holiday centre:  
0871 423 8568   (open at weekends)
Monarch chartered flights dept is
08712 252 555
The Monarch Group Head Office:
0871 2250 250

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Fill in Web Contact Form on their website (link below)

(Apologies, I cannot include more links in this basic email but we needed to get something out quickly)

Email their press office: press.office@monarch.co.uk
Chairman is Ian Rawlinson
Managing Director is Kevin George
Monarch Airlines Web Contact Form

Yarl's Wood: An object lesson in how evil happens : http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2013/09/yarls-wood-object-lesson-how-evil-happens

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