Protesting deportations | Belfast and Beyond | 24 May 2008 | Amnesty International UK

Protesting deportations

Belfast 2008: Protesting Deportations – What Next? In collaborationwith the Refugee Action Group, Belfast Exposed has organised a paneldiscussion around the issue of UK deportation.

Do come along to this free discusson event on 27 May, 6pm, Black Box Cafe, 18-22 Hill Street, Belfast.

Thegovernment has set out its agenda of strengthening the border andboasts that someone is deported from the UK every eight minutes.Belfast has recently witnessed and protested the unjust reality of thedeportation of asylum-seekers which have a devastating effect onindividual lives and communities alike.Open to all, this discussionevent will bring together participants from refugee support andanti-deportation campaigns in Belfast, Dublin and the Unity Centre inGlasgow.

SPEAKERS

Jane Pennington and Andy Kouzoukis, Unity Centre, GlasgowPaul Kazadi, asylum-seeker from the Democratic Republic of CongoAnna Morvern, Refugee Action Group, BelfastJohn Zekry, former asylum-seeker and ex-detainee from EgyptCassie McKeever, Refugee Action Group, BelfastFionola Meredith, writer and broadcaster, BelfastRichie MacRitchie, P Drinan solicitors, Belfast

Opento all, this discussion event will bring together participants fromrefugee support and anti-deportation campaigns in Belfast, Dublin andthe Unity Centre in Glasgow.

LINKS

http://www.refugeeactiongroup.com/

http://www.immigrantcouncil.ie/

http://unitycentreglasgow.org/

http://www.residentsagainstracism.org/

Articles on interest:

http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/newsarticles/largescaleexp…

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/fisk/robert-fisk-its-easy-to-be-snotty-with-an-airline-so-haughty-that-it-regards-its-own-customers-as-an-inconvenience-815844.html

 

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