Asylum seekers tell of imprisonment in DRC and violent persecution when they return.
Diane Taylor in the Guardian newspaper: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/27/drc-congo-deport-torture, Wednesday 27 May 2009.
No Borders opposes the Britain state’s policy of removing asylum seekers to DR Congo which they are now doing again with charter flights such as the one last Thursday carrying 24 people to Kinshasa. As usual, the UK Border Agency trots out it’s usual story about “ensuring that removals are carried out in the most sensitive way possible, treating those being removed with courtesy and dignity”. Yeah, right: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/british-guards-assault-and-racially-abuse-deportees-396034.html
Nottingham’s next Small World Cinema event is on Wednesday 17th June at 7.00pm at the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields and will be part of Refugee Week. The organisers have been able to get Jupiter’s Dance (from DR Congo) which is an excellent film. All welcome. Watch Jupiter’s Dance YouTube trailer.
There will be food available for donation to raise money for the Tuesday Night Project, which is a popular weekly social night at Refugee Forum for asylum seekers / refugees and members of the host community. Click on Read more for more info about the film.
To get involved with the Nottingham & Notts Refugee Forum, visit: http://www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/
Continue reading Small World Cinema – Jupiter’s Dance (DR Congo) – Wednesday 17th June at 7.00pm
The Calais No Border camp (23-29 June 2009) is a joint venture between French and Belgian activists and migrant support groups and the UK No Borders Network. It aims to highlight the realities of the situation in Calais and Northern France; to build links with the migrant communities; to help build links between migrants support groups; and lastly, but not least, to challenge the authorities on the ground, to protest against increased repression of migrants and local activists alike. For more info, click on Read More and check out these links:
Continue reading Calais No Border Camp 23-29 June 2009
To find out what you can to help local people facing deportation, visit: http://www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/
There is also an Anti-deportation group that meets regularly – contact No Borders Nottingham for details: Email info (at) nobordersnottingham.org.uk
Visit http://www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/nrcg.htm for news & advice about detention and deportation. For UK-wide anti-deportation information visit National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns: http://www.ncadc.org.uk/
Latest news, 20th May, 2009:
We have just heard that Sima Valand’s removal directions have been cancelled!
Sima now has a decent solicitor working on her case and the solicitor’s intervention stopped today’s removal. She has submitted fresh evidence which the Home Office are considering so hopefully, Sima won’t be at risk of removal now and can apply for bail. But if you’re poised over the fax machine about to send an appeal on Sima’s behalf to Smith, don’t let this stop you from carrying on!
Sima Valand is desperately fighting to stop the Home Office sending her to India where she is at risk of murder at the hands of her in-laws. She was not flown on Fri 8th May or Wed 20th May. She remains in an immigration prison until she is bailed, to fight and hopefully win her case. More info: http://www.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk/
The next Small World Cinema is on Wednesday 13th May at 7.30pm at the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields, with a documentary on Sudan called Never Again.
Following this, the next Small World Cinema event is on Wednesday 17th June at 7.00pm at the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields and will be part of Refugee Week. The organisers have been able to get Jupiter’s Dance (from DR Congo) which is an excellent film. All welcome. Watch Jupiter’s Dance YouTube trailer. Continue reading Small World Cinema @Sumac on Wednesdays 13th May & 17th June