UK No Border Camp 2007 Newswire Archive
11-04-2008 11:31Althogh many detainees have resumed eating following the repression, some are still on hunger strike. The repression continues, we just had news that another of the hunger strikers has been taken and put in isolation. The detainees want us to demonstrate and make their voice heard.
09-04-2008 20:21Stop handcuffing and manhandling asylum seekers in the detention centres and forcibly deporting them!
End detention and deportation!
09-04-2008 13:48Please write urgently to the Home Secretary and ask others to do the same.
08-04-2008 10:29On Saturday 5th April , between 5 and 6 in the morning, around 50 police in riot gear entered Harmodsworth immigration removal centre and took 30 detainees away. Most of them have been put in isolation or into common prisons, effectively preventing them from communicating with the outside.
06-04-2008 19:34It is official: some detainees have been assaulted and injuried when the riot police intervened to break the hunger strike and took 30 detainees out Harmondsworth IRC.
05-04-2008 12:11Riot police intervene to break the hunger strike
04-04-2008 14:01Original text of the petition written by the Harmondsworth detainees on hunger strike.
04-04-2008 09:03From this morning 300 detainees in Harmondsworth are refusing food.
02-04-2008 12:33The detainees (allegedly over 100) who spent the night in the courtyard went back inside this morning. Most are still refusing food. There are fights breaking out this moment because the guards were taunting the detainees over food.
01-04-2008 20:17Since this morning at 9am, all - or the majority at least- of immigration detainees at Harmondsworth removal centre have being refusing food and have been in peaceful occupation of the courtyard.
'We are human beings, we want to be treated with dignity we shall stay in the coutyard until our demands are heard.'
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