An investigation has been launched after a man died at an immigration removal centre on Friday. Disorder broke out at Morton Hall centre in Lincolnshire after the death.
Refugees & Asylum
Today, a new report has been published which highlights the need for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to be given guardians. Guardians would be able to guide children through the extremely complex and often hostile asylum system and would have legal powers to act in the child’s best interest.
As we await the publication of a new Home Office manual on deportations, IRR News has gleaned evidence from a number of Freedom of Information requests suggesting that the death of Jimmy Mubenga during deportation could have been prevented.
An Angolan man who died after being restrained by three G4S guards as he was being deported from the UK was unlawfully killed, a jury has found. Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died on board a plane at Heathrow airport that was bound for Angola in October 2010. At the end of an eight-week inquest, a jury of seven men and three women recorded a majority verdict of nine to one of unlawful killing after four days of deliberations.
The anti-racist movement has lost one of its foremost fighters. Steve Cohen was not the easiest of men or the least controversial of campaigners, but he has left behind him a host of tangible achievements that few can rival.