[Imc-uk-features] PUBLISHED migragion feature
ionnek at aktivix.org
Mon Sep 19 05:04:20 PDT 2005
I've published it in the migration topic
sorry - shouldn't have - it's less than 24 hours since I proposed it -
but thought since it's "only" a topic feature, and one person had
explicitely supported it, and it didn't seem a contested issue, and
fulfilled all the formal standards, I might just go ahead.
Maybe also because it's so - so emotional - wednesday snatched, thursday
dead, friday due to be deported, saturday vigil, and i just wanted a
note for the guy on indymedia.
Is this ok?
If anyone wants to tick the UK box to make it a feature there as well,
i'd be pleased.
By the way, there is a planned no detentions demo in Manchester on
october 1st, with parallel actions happening in sheffield and maybe
elsewhere. Is anyone on the case locally? Could people send some
newswire postings? should this be a pre-feature? There are a few links
around anyway, of the manchester and sheffield noborder groups and no
one is illegal.
Roy Bard wrote:
> The last para of the abstract should read "Several women from Uganda
>remain on hunger strike"
>I'd support this being a uk feature
>>Feature for the migration topic and maybe UK, if people want it.
>>Improvements welcome (as long as they don't make the abstract longer).
>>Yarlswood: Another Death in Detention
>><p>Manuel Bravo from Angola, who lived in Leeds, was 'snatched' by
>>immigration officials, along with his son, on the morning of September
>>14. In the early hours of September 15, Manuel was found hanging in a
>>stairwell at Yarl's Wood Removal Centre. He was due to be deported the
>>next day. Sady Campaign called for a vigil in front of Yarl's Wood
>>detention center on Saturday. </p>
>><p>An activist reports: <i>"The people detained with him got very
>>upset. Most of them are women, many with children. Everybody was
>>crying. I phoned them at the detention centre and I could hear it; a
>>woman was so upset she could not even talk, just kept sobbing."</i></p>
>>reports on imc uk [<a
>><a href="http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/09/323511.html">2</a> |
>><a href="http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/09/323569.html">3</a> |
>><a href="http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/09/323621.html">4</a> |
>><p>Several women from Nigeria remain on hunger strike in Yarl's Wood,
>>protesting against their deportation and the conditions in detention
>>[see <a href="http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2005/09/322370.html">Legal
>>Action For Women</a>]
>><p>Report from Chiara:</p>
>><p>Manuel Bravo from Angola, detained in Yarl's Wood with his 13 years
>>old son, committed suicide last night by hanging himself. A vigil has
>>been called by Sady Campaign this Saturday, 16h September at noon in
>>front of Yarl's Wood, to remember Manuel and in solidarity with the
>><p> ANOTHER DEATH IN DETENTION</p>
>><p>Manuel Bravo was in is thirties. According to his church group who
>>supported him he was terrified to be returned to Angola. He was due to
>>be deprted Friday. He leaves a thirteen years old son who is being
>>'cared for' by the staff at the detention centre. </p>
>><p>The people detained with him got very upset. Most of them are
>>women, many with children. Everybody was crying. I phoned them at the
>>detention centre and I could hear it; a woman was so upset she could
>>not even talk, just kept sobbing. They feel it is a tragedy for all of
>>them. Most women refused to eat and held prayer vigils instead. </p>
>><p>Some women detainees, mostly frm Uganda, have been on hungerstrike
>>for a long time, some as long as 40 days. Three required
>>hospitalisation as a result. Some of the women are starting eating
>>again. They are all unhappy with the conditions at Yarl's Wood and all
>>have serious concerns if they are deported back to Uganda. Some of
>>them have been imprisoned, all have been gang raped and tortured, and
>>are likely to be returned in the hands of the same authorities they
>>fled from. They are terrified to be returned to Uganda. Some are HIV+
>>as a result of rape, and in Uganda won't be able to buy the drugs that
>>can keep them alive and are very expensive there. </p>
>><p>PLEASE SUPPORT THE VIGIL OUTSIDE YARL'S WOOD, 12 NOON.
>>For transport meet outside Bedford train station, 11.30am</p>
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