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Hundreds sign up for Yarl’s Wood protest calling for an end to detention - Bedford Today

Hundreds sign up for Yarl’s Wood protest calling for an end to detention – Bedford Today.

“Women for Refugee Women are organising the rally, and among them will be Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller, who is calling for the institution to be shut down completely.He will be addressing crowds on the day and already 500 people have signed up to be there.”

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Lilija’s account of protecting the other detainee is here: https://detainedvoices.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/lillija-anna-got-moved-to-holloway-prison/

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Lillija: This Saturday there is going to be a protest

A woman who had a ticket and everyone came into my room and I passed my keys to my friend because I needed to go to a legal visit. 893 more words

Yarl’s Wood controversy comes to Glasgow as protesters hit the streets

  24 April 2015 – 12:30

Protestors and activists from a variety of different groups, including Glasgow based refugee advice service The Unity Centre, the Socialist Workers Party and Glasgow Anarchist Federation, yesterday gathered outside the Glasgow branch of the UK Border Agency to highlight the death of 33 year old Pinakin Patel, who died on Monday of heart failure while detained at the… 532 more words

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they came back wearing helmets and shields

There is one of the ladies that has a ticket and they wanted to take her to the airport yesterday from Yarl’s Wood. The day before they put a fresh claim and she got a lawyer through helen bamber and that meant she could put in a judicial review to stop the flight. 170 more words

New Statesman: Why are pregnant women being detained in Yarl’s Wood?

When the Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre opened its doors in November 2001, it was billed as an extension of an airport waiting lounge, but for some of those who have passed through its barbed wire fences, it feels more akin to a prison. 1,224 more words


Instead of helping us they locked us up

I’ve been in Yarl’s Wood for 9 months. A few days ago tried to kill my self. I put something the around my neck, I was unconscious my friend found me. 215 more words