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Protest Against Sexual Abuses In Immigration Detention Centres 27/09/2013

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Friday 27/09/2013 5:00pm-6:30pm



Whitehall opposite Downing Street



We strongly condemn the sexual abuses that our vulnerable members of the community face in the hands of UKBA now known as the home office.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/14/detainees-yarls-wood-sexual-abuse





*Human rights should be universal no matter the immigration status of the individual. United kingdom is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee convention that protects asylum seekers and also to the European Convention on Human Rights.



*The torturous acts inflicted to those seeking protection in United Kingdom are against Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The British government can blame the contractors running the detention centres, however the duty of care lies with the government.



*The sexual abuses that the vulnerable women in #Yarlswood detention centre faced are criminal offences. The death of James Mubenga showed all sorts of criminal offences that asylum seekers face on a daily basis in the hands of those who are supposed to protect them. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/jul/09/jimmy-mubenga-unlawfully-killed-inquest-jury.



Therefore the British Government should be held to account for the torture of those seeking protection in United Kingdom.



We demand for the following.



1. A Judge led public inquiry into the problems asylum seekers and immigrants face in the United Kingdom.



2. Full protection of all victims and witnesses.



3. The coalition and the opposition should give their full support to the inquiry and promise to adopt the recommendation of the inquiry.



4. We demand for full police and judicial system intervention into the criminal offences that the asylum seekers face.

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