Tag Archives: Yarl’s Wood

Kidney Transplant Patient Detained Again

Roseline Akhalu was detained once again on 16 May 2012 and is at risk of deportation to Nigeria, where doctors warn she will die if she cannot afford medical care.

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Women’s Hunger Strike – Louder Than Words

When 70 women went on hunger strike in Yarl’s Wood IRC on 5 February, an unprecedented level of media coverage followed. Rape survivors, mothers separated from their children, and other vulnerable women, some of whom had been detained without trial … Continue reading

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When they said ‘We will end child detention,’ they meant ‘Keep on arresting babies’

At 11.36 this morning the mother of an 8-month old baby made a desperate plea for help on her mobile.

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Yarl’s Wood Hunger Strike

On Friday 19 March, most of the women who have been refusing food, suspended their hunger strike in order to avoid permanent damage to their health.  Women have vowed to resume the strike if the authorities don’t investigate their complaints … Continue reading

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