“WE WANT FREEDOM” Alice Wanju-Maina being held in solitary confinement

Emergency campaign from Black Women’s Rape Action Project: A woman in Yarl’s Wood IRC has been put in solitary confinement for refusing to remove a t-shirt with the slogan: “We want freedom”.

Alice Wanja-Maina was ordered this morning to take off the T-shirt by officer James Brown who claimed that the Home Office had told Serco to stop women wearing the T-shirts because it “incites” them.  Ms JS who witnessed the incident said that six guards surrounded Ms Wanja-Maina and she was videoed.  When Ms Wanja-Maina was threatened with being taken to the punishment wing (Kingfisher) she took all her clothes off to protest. She had written “freedom” on her body too. Continue reading ““WE WANT FREEDOM” Alice Wanju-Maina being held in solitary confinement”