News from Yarl’s Wood hunger strikers

February 26, 2010

I spoke to Verna Joseph, (currently being held at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre in Bedfordshire) at the weekend. Once again she calls for answers and dignity in a letter to the print version of the Socialist Worker newspaper today:

“I have won my case and been granted asylum in Britain. But, like many of the women here, the authorities are still keeping me detained.

…The Home Office say it wants to reconsider my case, but that doesn’t give it the right to keep me locked up in prison. I have been here for seven months. Others have been here for three years…”

For the full text of Verna’s letter, see Verna’s letter  in the Socalist Worker (the print version) : “Hungers Strikers call for answers and dignity”.

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