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Immigration


The Bogus Woman: A refugee's pain

24 February 2001
The play The Bogus Woman, written by Kay Adshead and solo performed by Norma Dumezweni, is an extremely powerful and moving political drama. It takes you on a painful journey through the state of the asylum system under New Labour.

Why Refugees are not our enemies

10 February 2001
There were many important issues that New Labour could have homed in on this week. They included job losses, privatisation, low pay and the state of public services.

Defending asylum seekers

10 February 2001
Around 250 people marched through Leicester last Saturday in solidarity with asylum seekers following the death of Ramin Khaleghi, the refugee who took his own life two weeks ago.

'All Ramin wanted was a chance to live'

27 January 2001
On 18 January the body of Ramin Khaleghi, a 27 year old Iranian, was discovered in the International Hotel, a hostel housing asylum seekers in Leicester. Ramin had been a political prisoner in Iran for a number of years before managing to flee to Britain.

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