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Manchester asylum seeker says ‘At home I faced persecution. Here I live in fear of the UKBA’

18 February 2014
The government and UK Border Agency’s treatment of asylum seekers is appalling—but campaigns give people confidence. Refugee Manjeet Kaur explains why to Ken Olende

Witness threatened with deportation

10 December 2013
Afolashade Lamidi is being held at Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Bedford. 

British government tries to deport desperately ill hunger striker Isa Muazu

03 December 2013
Theresa May’s latest attempt to look tough on immigration has failed—for now, writes Ken Olende

Detention centres breed despair behind the bars

12 November 2013
As Yarl’s Wood is mired in an abuse scandal, Ken Olende looks at the scale of detention centres in Britain and what life is like for people locked inside them

Lampedusa survivors kept in detention

12 November 2013
Italian authorities have arrested a man for being one of the traffickers responsible for a fatal sinking last month, when at least 366 migrants died. 

Boat tragedy exposes the dangerous waters surrounding Fortress Europe

08 October 2013
A boat packed with 500 migrants caught fire and sank half a mile from the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday of last week.

New Tory immigration bill targets the same scapegoats

08 October 2013
Theresa May reiterated harsh new immigration plans while bodies of African migrants were being fished from the sea, says?Dave Sewell

Glasgow protest at 'Go Home' poster in immigration office

10 September 2013
Around 100 people protested at UK Border Agency in Glasgow against giant posters inside depicting a destitute refugee last Monday. The posters read, “Is life here hard? Going home is simple”

Teachers campaign for refugee Olayinka Olatunde

13 August 2013
Teachers in Rochdale NUT union and the refugee organisation Rapar have co-organised a fundraiser for a Nigerian asylum seeker in Rochdale on Sunday of this week. 

Coroner damns G4S over deportation guards’ racism

06 August 2013
The coroner’s report into the death of Jimmy Mubenga condemns “pervasive” racism among G4S guards and dangerous restraint techniques.

Don't let Tories deport Rose to her death

16 July 2013
The UK Borders Agency is continuing attempts to deport Roseline Akhalu, a seriously ill woman, despite accepting that deportation will lead to her death.

Refugees are in a legal limbo

21 May 2013
A court decision in Glasgow allows refused asylum seekers to be left homeless and destitute in a legal limbo.

Asylum seeker speaks out - 'G4S treat you like luggage, they have no respect for you'

21 May 2013
An asylum seeker has defied harassment to score a major housing victory over G4S and its local subcontractor, writes John Grayson

G4S officer in Jimmy Mubenga death inquest denies hearing cries for help

21 May 2013
Jimmy Mubenga cried for help around 50 times in the struggle that led to his death, his inquest has heard. 

Kurdish refugee 'I fled Saddam Hussein's Iraq...'

08 February 2003
Helen Shooter went to Salford in Manchester to talk to refugees and find out what their lives are really like.

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