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Family with 4 children locked up at Yarl's Wood
Zaheer Ahmed, his wife Uzma Ahmed, who is pregnant and their four children Wajihi (13), Hassan (11), Taha (7) and Haifa (3) were detained early yesterday morning at their home in Cardiff, while the children were still in their. They are now at Yarlswood IRC and have been given removal directions for Qatar Airways flight QR012 from Heathrow to Doha and flight QR318 from Doha to Karachi on Saturday 2nd October at 15:05. http://bit.ly/b0sRZF - - - - - - New Removal Directions for Wanda Tete, 2 October 2010
Wanda Tete (Cardiff) Has been given new removal directions to DR Congo for Saturday, 2 October, on Ethiopian Airlines. More information to follow. Click here to read more about Wanda: http://bit.ly/aSlT45 - - - - - -
UKBA have issued two new documents, to be used by UKBA decision makers in assessing asylum claims Gender Issues in the Asylum Claim Paragraph 339J of the Immigration Rules requires the assessment of an asylum claim, eligibility for a grant of humanitarian protection or a human rights claim to be carried out on an individual, objective and impartial basis. Amongst other considerations, this will include taking into account the individual position and personal circumstances of the person. This includes factors such as background, gender and age, so as to assess whether, on the basis of the person's personal circumstances, the acts to which the person has been or could be exposed would amount to persecution or serious harm.
This instruction provides further guidance on how the UK Border Agency's responsibilities in considering asylum claims should be carried out with regard to gender. Published 29th September 2010 document is attached
* Tens of thousands killed, many raped or otherwise abused
* No justice for millions of victims By Jonathan Lynn, Geneva, Alert Net, Oct 1st
- The United Nations released a controversial report on Friday documenting hundreds of atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo and suggesting ways to end the climate of near-total impunity for the violence.
The report is an attempt to cover rights abuses in the former Zaire between 1993 and 2003, in which tens of thousands of people were killed and many others raped, mutilated or otherwise victimised.
The period of the report was marked by a string of political crises, wars and conflicts in the region that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people.
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Free The Blogfather Hossein Derakhshan
Hossein 'Hoder' Derakhshan is an Iranian-Canadian Blogger, journalist, and internet activist. He has been advocating the use of the internet as a mean for social and political reform in Iran. He is credited with starting the blogging revolution in Iran and is called by many journalists 'the father of Persian blogging' or the 'Blogfather'.There is no place for journalists in jail. We do not accept this 19.5 years of jail sentence. Hossein Derakhshan needs to be free. Sign the petition now: http://bit.ly/95i0l9 - - - - - -
State-sponsored cruelty to children continues
News is coming in of a Pakistani family with 4 children, aged 3 - 12 years, detained in Yarl's Wood.
More details soon.
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