A coalition of locals and campaign groups from across the country continued their monthly protest against the proposed detention center in Concert, County Durham, on Saturday 18th.Th September was the fourth demonstration on the site. There will be regular demonstrations on the third Saturday of every month.
The scenes we have seen of those fleeing Afghanistan focus on the plight of all these refugees. There will be many left behind who will choose to leave. If they wish to travel to the UK, they will be considered subject to possible illegal entry and the “hostile environment” of the current government. Their immigration status will remain insecure and they may be at risk of detention.
If it does, the center will detain women with unsafe immigration status who are at risk of deportation through the Home Office. Detention is an inhumane act that has been responsible for harming and harming refugee communities (1.), (2.). Deportation puts people at risk of persecution in the country from which they fled, and separates families. Although no detention should be used, it should be noted that the UK is the only member of Europe’s 47-member State Council to use indefinite detention practices (3). Many with a living experience of detention have described it as a prison-like or worse situation.
Agnes Tanuha, a spokeswoman for the Women for Refugee Detention Campaign, who was detained at the Yarlwood Immigration Detention Center for more than three months before declaring herself a refugee, said:
“I know the lasting damage that detention causes to women seeking protection. When I was in custody, I saw a woman try to kill herself, I saw guards abusing women, I saw families falling apart. I don’t want that to happen to my sisters. Do not allow Hasak Field to open as a women’s detention center. Instead, let’s show empathy and build a kind society.
Owen to Hasak Field Campaign
“I am ashamed of the way I treat my country’s immigrants. We now have the worst record of detaining immigrants in Europe without trial and without a time limit for their detention. The government” But Magna Carta ignores the basic principle that people should not be imprisoned without trial.
The Home Office plans to detain 80 women from the Hasak Field Immigration Removal Center (now renamed the Dronte Side IRC), and its supporters claim it will provide 200 local jobs.
Peter Hill, UCU (University and College Union) Northumbria University Branch Executive Member, and Newcastle Trades Union Council Delegate said:
MP Richard Holden claims that (4) the Center will bring a lot of ‘good jobs’ to the area. As well as being notorious for abusing detainees, this year alone, Trade Units Unit, Unison and GMB have introduced discriminatory policies against workers (at Heathrow Airport), cowardly security failures, and housing wages. 6) (7) and condemns Matty for breaking promises to pay for anti-social hours. (8). Is Richard Holden promising such ‘good jobs’? Not to mention the alternative use of the field site: housing and leisure development that was previously planned, will also bring local jobs – if the development of the center is canceled.
Julie Ward, a former MEP, women’s rights campaigner and member of the No to Hasak Field campaign, said:
“Women are heavily affected by conflict and various global crises, including climate change, which leads to unstable lives, extreme poverty, hunger, increasing violence and the risk of trafficking (9). We also see how dictatorial governments try to restrict women’s freedoms and punish them for being educated, running a business, standing for elected office, dressing as they please. Women asylum seekers often face horrific violence at every stage of their journey. Detention is a form of institutional violence, which can have profound psychological effects for years to come. Instead of shutting down vulnerable women with the intention of deporting them to face the possibility of further violence, we must treat them with empathy and dignity. The UK is out with many of its neighbors the way it treats asylum seekers.. ”
The Ministry of Justice is moving ahead with plans to open a center with the first women possibly detained in late October. Nato Hasak Field is still searching with possible objections to the opening of the site.
Coalition of local campaign groups abolishes detention: Haskell Field, the People’s Assembly, and No Two Haskell Fields now support the campaign across the region in mutual aid events, anti-racism rallies, interfaith initiatives, town centers and campaign in the countryside. Campaigning for In the local community. Locals have expressed outrage at the reopening of the site and are joining forces with people with a living experience of the anti-immigration environment to campaign for an end to the detention.
Dr. Helen Groom [email protected] 07930354646