One of NoBorders | 05.08.2011 17:45 | Migration
protesters arrive at Colnbrook (right) and Harmondsworth (left) with noise
detainees inside shout 'freedom, freedom'
Colnbrook immigration prison - why people kill themselves?
Less than a month before, on 2nd July, another Colnbrook detainee, Muhammed Shuket from Pakistan, died on the way to hospital after he apparently tried to hang himself. Again, the Home Office refused to reveal any details and promised “an inquest in due course.” (see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2011/07/482097.html).
Earlier this week, on 2nd August, a 35-year-old man locked up in Campsfield immigration prison in Oxfordshire was also found dead. According to other detainees, the Moldovian national was about to be deported and hanged himself in the toilet. (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/02/asylum-seeker-dead-campsfield)
The three deaths bring the number of people who have died in UK immigration prisons over the last few years to 16. These crimes should stop and the only way to do that is to close down all immigration prisons and stop forcibly deporting people who have come here to seek refuge and safety.
One of NoBorders