A nation’s decency put to the test: decision due on transplant patient’s perilous removal to Nigeria

In 2004, Roseline Akhalu entered the UK legally on a student visa to study a Masters Degree at Leeds University. While studying she became seriously ill and it transpired that she had developed End Stage Renal Failure. Following a period of dialysis, she received a kidney transplant. The NHS saved her life.

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Lord Ramsbotham, former chief inspector of prisons, attacks ‘perverse’ decision not to prosecute G4S over Mubenga death

A terrible day for the UK Border Agency, as Peers describe its culture of disbelief, its abuse of torture victims, the denial of legal representation, dawn raids on pregnant mothers, the perils of outsourcing, ‘loutish and aggressive’ behaviour, deaths by G4S, and that’s not all . . .

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Roseline’s journey: a kidney transplant patient meets UK Border Agency contractors

Kidney transplant patient Roseline Akhalu was detained by the UK immigration authorities for the second time on Wednesday 16 May and is at risk of deportation to Nigeria where, doctors warn, she will die if she cannot afford medical care. This is Roseline’s account of her first detention in March. Reliance Secure Task Management is […]

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A child, a bleeding anus, interrogation by the UK Border Agency

Child B is apprehended after landing in Dover. He is subjected to something called a “welfare interview” and asked “Are you in any pain?” Yes, he says. The little finger on his left hand is in a splint. He is bleeding from his anus. His interrogator writes that Child B has been prescribed “Petadine” by […]

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Welcome to the UK: ‘welfare interviews’ by UK Border Agency putting children seeking asylum at risk

Child asylum seekers arriving in Dover, some suffering from illness or serious injuries, are being denied basics like rest, food and medicine before they complete oppressive and unlawful interviews with the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

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