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30 Kurdish Asylum Seekers in Brook House Detention Centre on hunger strike against deportation

26th October 2020

IFIR Press Release

30 Kurdish Asylum Seekers in Brook House Detention Centre on hunger strike against deportation



According to the Kurdish Asylum Seekers in the Brookhouse Immigration Removal Centre in London, 30 Kurdish Asylum Seekers are being threatened to be forcibly deported and are protesting by refusing meals and going on hunger strike today (26th October 2020).

IFIR has been informed that a number of these people have relatives and family in the UK. They have been forced to leave European Countries for fear of being deported back to Iraq hence why they have come to the UK, their asylum claim has been refused in the European countries. As a result they had no choice but to come to the UK.

IFIR believes the Home Office threat to forcibly deport these people contravenes the following decision of the Court of Appeal summarised below:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/21/appeal-court-quashes-uk-policy-of-removing-migrants-unlawfully

IFIR is asking the freedom loving people and Refugee Right and Human Right Organizations to support those who are seeking asylum to not be forcibly deported and protect these refugees from the difficult situation we face from Covid-19.

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