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Justice for Jimmy Mubenga Protest

We are all Jimmy Mubenga | 08.11.2010 13:59 | Migration | Repression | Birmingham

RIP Jimmy Mubenga

Died while in the hands of G4S private security guards

On 12 October 2010, Jimmy Mubenga an Angolan man died during a forced deportation from the UK. The Guardian reported that Jimmy was handcuffed and restrained by three private security guards on a British Airways flight from Heathrow. Shortly before he died, Jimmy was heard by other passengers crying out for help. In 2008 research by the charity Medical Justice found that guards regularly used excessive force during deportations.

Friday 12 November 2010 at 10.30am
Assemble at the Angolan Embassy (22 Dorset Street, London W1U 6QY, nearest tube stations: Baker Street/ Marylebone) to march to the Home Office (2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF)

Fourteen people have died at the hands of police and immigration officials since 1991 across Europe:
2010 Jimmy Mubenga (Angolan - UK) | 2010 Joseph Ndukadu Chiakwa (Nigerian - Switzerland) | 2007 Osamuyi Aikpitanhi (Nigerian - Spain) | 2003 Mariame Getu Hagos (Somali - France) | 2002 Ricardo Barrientos (Argentinian - France) | 2001 Samson Chukwu (Nigerian - Switzerland) | 2000 Christian Ecole Ebune (Cameroonian - Hungary) | 1999 Aamir Mohamed Ageeb (Sudanese - Germany) | 1999 Marcus Omofuma (Nigerian - Austria) | 1999 Khaled Abuzarifeh (Palestinian - Switzerland) | 1998 Semira Adamu (Nigerian - Belgium) | 1994 Kola Bankole (Nigerian - Germany) | 1993 Joy Gardner (Jamaican - UK) | 1991 Arumugam Kanapathipillai (Tamil, Sri Lanka - France)

Manuel Bravo was a 35-year-old Angolan asylum seeker who took his own life in Yarl’s Wood removal centre in Bedford the day he and his 13- year-old son were due to be deported to Angola in September 2005. Leaving a note saying: ‘I kill myself because I don't have a life to live any more. I want my son Antonio to stay in the UK to continue his studies.’

Campaigning organisations:
No Borders - Corporate Watch - Free Movement - Inquest - London No Borders - Medical Justice - Movement for Justice - National Coalition of Anti Deportation Campaigns - No One Is Illegal - Union of Angolans in UK (UAUK)

For further information phone 07570 218 736 or 07972 850 143 or email:

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