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G4S bags new asylum contract

Issue No. 2284

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to give all contracts for the Compass project to accommodate asylum seekers over the next five years to three multinational detention and deportation companies.

It is outrageous that these include G4S, whose guards were “escorting” Jimmy Mubenga when he died during a forced deportation in 2010.

G4S, Reliance and Serco were each allotted two of six regions when UKBA announced its preferred bidders in December.

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Tue 3 Jan 2012, 18:15 GMT
Issue No. 2284
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