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Plans to deport Iraqi asylum seekers

Issue No. 1965

The home office is getting ready to start deporting people against their will to Erbil in northern Iraq. It hopes to start quietly over the bank holiday weekend.

Many Iraqi Kurds who have been refused asylum were detained in the last fortnight in preparation for deportation, though many have since been released.

Over 100 people protested against the threat of the removal of the Iraqi Kurds in Nottingham last Saturday, and further protests are already planned in Manchester and Birmingham.

The Iraqi Kurds want to continue living here in relative safety. They need our solidarity.

The National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) needs to hear about anyone in detention who has received removal directions giving flight details, or has been told that they will be removed. Phone the NCADC on 0121 554 6947.

Sarah Parker
Protest in Manchester, Friday 26 August, 3pm, Piccadilly Gardens, and in Birmingham, Saturday 27 August, 1pm, Virgin Megastore, the High Street, city centre.

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Sat 27 Aug 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1965
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