Bring Back unlawfully deported 'PN'
Home Office, London. Wed 10 Jul 2019
Karen Doyle speaks about PN, a Ugandan lesbian who the Home Office
deported using the illegal 'fast track'
procedure in 2013, despite a fight by Movement for Justice and others
to keep her in the country. The courts
PN has been in hiding in Uganda since her return there, but the High
COurt have now ruled she must be
brought back to the UK to receive a fair trail, but the Home Office
are still trying to fight the decision.
The protest, organised by MfJ, called for the Home Office to accept
the court decision and return her to the UK
Since her return she has hidden with friends, in fear of her life.
After Karen introduced the protest and spoke about PN's case, she
invited people who had been held under
our immigration detention system to speak about their experiences.
There is really no reason for the vast majority of those currently
in detention centres to be held there, and the
conditions in detention prisons such as Yarls Wood are shameful, with
the detainees being mistreated, poorly fed
and often denied necessary medical treatment. Many have suffered assaults.
Holding people in detention makes
it very difficult for them to prepare evidence for their asylum cases
and many are under threat of instant deportation
on charter flights without their cases being properly heard. MfJ call
for all detention centres to close.
Antonia Bright of MfJ leads some chanting calling the Home Office
to Bring Back PN
Other former detainees spoke
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