ZA supports the closing of detention centres
2015 – Surround Harmondsworth/Colnbook IRCs
Saturday 7th February 1:00pm
Colnbrook By-Pass, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0HB
This Saturday the Movement for Justice is holding the sixth Surround Harmondsworth demonstration since last June; It will be a week before the Parliamentary Inquiry into immigration detention is due to issue its report and a month after the latest court ruling that the notorious Detained Fast Track process in Unlawful.
These demonstrations are the focus of a growing national movement exposing the truth about the inherent abuses and racism of immigration detention, fighting to shut it down and end ‘Fast Track’, and challenging the political system that scapegoats immigrants & asylum seekers for the social problems that its policies have created.
Surround Harmondsworth is the voice for the army of men and women who are fighting or have fought against the detention system on the inside – individually and collectively, from uprisings and mass protests to the courageous action of women detainees in Yarl’s Wood who have defied intimidation and cover-up to speak out against sexual abuse. Whether they are now outside or still inside, they are determined to build an integrated movement to eradicate this injustice from British society.
Contact Movement for Justice
Antonia Bright (MFJ chair) 07930 302 263
Tony Gard (MFJ National Organiser) 07587 693 316
A new report has been published on Women Detained, see link
The Diaspora Support Network supports the resettlement of foreign national detainees and unlocks their potential to positively contribute, build and sustain their communities. As well as providing this support to individuals who are facing deportation from the UK (deportation following a criminal conviction, as opposed to administrative removal), they also run outreach sessions aimed at anyone who is having an immigration problem related to potential deportation of themselves or a family member who is a foreign national who may be in prison or in a removal centre. DSN aims to provide them with details on where they can get support in the UK and in their home country.
These outreach sessions are run on the first Saturday of every month, at theCarnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, London, SE24 0AG. The venue can be accessed from Loughborough Junction rail station (10 minute walk) or from the P4 bus which stops immediately outside the Library. This bus can be accessed opposite Brixton underground station. See info here.
Detainees, supporters or legal reps are encouraged to make their referrals to Medical Justice online
The online referral function
allows you to type in the information required to make a referral – copy and paste is allowed and you can attach files.
New reports on Detention Issues:
A Prison in the Mind
Below are links to lobbying groups and campaigns working with detainees