asylum seekers

Urgent Appeal for Ms Freda Nsumba - a young lesbian woman seeking asylum from Uganda

Ms Nsumba has an Appeal Hearing on 29 April 2014 against the Home Office's refusal of her asylum claim.

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Queer Strike article in Diva Magazine "THERE IS NO LAW IN DETENTION"

detention_storyimage.jpg"THERE IS NO LAW IN DETENTION"
The government has repeatedly promised that LGBT asylum seekers should be treated with compassion. So why do so many end in brutal British detention centres?
Sarah Cope
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:04:06 GMT | Updated today
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Petition: Prosecute G4S for Unlawful Killing of Jimmy Mubenga

On 9 July 2013, an inquest found that Mr Jimmy Mubenga was “unlawfully killed” by G4S guards on a British Airways flight. This ruling must be implemented. Those responsible for his death must be prosecuted.

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Action Alert: Fantastic News & More urgent help needed for lesbian couple seeking asylum

On International Women’s Day we got the fantastic news that Amanpreet Kaur was released from detention in Yarl’s Wood IRC. Ms Kaur is a lesbian woman who was detained for three months and twice threatened with imminent removal when the authorities refused to let her make an asylum claim based on the persecution she fears if returned to India. She and her partner Ms D are now fighting for the right to asylum in the UK and need your help.

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