Solidarity Protest for Yarls Wood Hunger Strike

// 18 June 2009

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There has been a hunger strike taking place since Tuesday in the Yarls Wood immigration prison:

Mothers and Fathers in detention at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre near Bedford have been on hunger strike for the past 2 days over health care issues and the continuing detention of children in immigration prisons in contravention of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (which the UK has recently signed after years of prevarication) and despite calls form the Children’s Commissioner for England Al Aynsley-Green to outlaw the practice…

…Today whilst on the phone to the wife of one of the people named in the Daily Mail article, Solomon Ojehonmon, a migrant support worker was witness to the brutal attack by SERCO staff on Solomom and a number of others who were taking part in a peaceful sit in as part of their protests.

A solidarity protest for thestrikers outside the SERCO office tomorrow (19 June) from 12 noon to 1 pm.

Address: Serco Institute, 22 Hand Court, off High Holborn, WC1V.

More info about the hunger strike can be found at the Indymedia and London NoBorders sites.

Comments From You

Ruth Moss // Posted 20 June 2009 at 3:15 pm

Thanks Holly for bringing this back into the limelight. It’s important it stays in the public consciousness. Please don’t stop writing about it. Just because it concerns children doesn’t mean it isn’t a feminist issue.

Again, thank you.

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