Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th Nov demo

Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. The individuals responsible for this non-violent direct action have been charged with terrrorism-related offences that could result in life imprisonment.
Join us outside Chelmsford Court to stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15 defendants. Their trial began a month ago and is still ongoing. We will be offering our support to them, and our opposition to Home Office deportations.

We intend the demonstration as a dignified vigil. To support this we ask for no chanting or amplified music to best support the defendants and the cause. Banners and placards are very welcome. 
 
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8:30, MONDAY 5th NOVEMEBER. Please arrive promptly. Continue reading “Solidarity with Stansted Defendants 5th Nov demo”

Right to Remain toolkit to navigate the system

Prepared in August 2018: Our Toolkit is based on people’s experience of the asylum and immigration system, ideas and actions they have found helpful to navigate the system and survive. https://righttoremain.org.uk/preparing-in-case-of-detention-update/

Thank you to Freed Voices for the feedback which has led to updating this page on detention.

Detention Forum: Unlocking Detention

22.10.2018: In the last year, over 26,000 people were detained in the UK under immigration powers.

There is no time limit on how long people can be detained under immigration powers in the UK. That means that people are held in prison-like conditions with no idea when they will be released. There is plenty of evidence documenting the harm that this causes to those detained, and to their families and communities. Continue reading “Detention Forum: Unlocking Detention”

Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain

Guardian: Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain by  and 

Investigation suggests hundreds of vulnerable people are detained indefinitely

An unprecedented snapshot of migrants held in British detention centres found more than half of the sample were either suicidal, seriously ill or victims of torture, a Guardian investigation has established. Continue reading “Revealed: sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain”

Italian-flagged migrant rescue boat defies anti immigration minister

Vessel Mare Jonio sets out towards Libya despite Matteo Salvini clampdown on rescued migrants entering Italian ports

The first non-military, Italian-flagged, rescue boat to operate in the Mediterranean since the migration crisis began has left for waters off Libya, in a direct challenge to Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini. …

 

UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court

6.10.2018 Guardian: UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court

Detainees cannot be held indefinitely before transfer overseas, says court of appeal

Thousands of people may have been unlawfully held in immigration removal centres in recent years, the court of appeal has ruled. Continue reading “UK asylum seekers may have been detained unlawfully, rules court”

QCEA Anti-Migrant Hate Speech report

September 2018: The report in full here http://www.qcea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hate-Speech-Report_final.pdf

Recommendations: 

Governments: 
• Adopt and effectively implement relevant legislation that includes preventive and punitive action to combat incitement to hatred, while making sure that restrictions to freedom of expression are legal, proportional and necessary. Continue reading “QCEA Anti-Migrant Hate Speech report”