Solidarity Protest for Yarls Wood Hunger Strike
Holly Combe // 18 June 2009
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.