Campaigners blockade Heathrow detention centres to stop Iraq deportation flight

No Borders press release, 21 June Update: blockade ended peacefully at 9pm with no arrests Anti-deportation campaigners are blockading Colnbrook and Harmondsworth detention centres in a last-minute attempt to stop the forcible deportation of Iraqi refugees to Baghdad on a specially chartered flight scheduled to leave London this evening. 30 angry protesters from No Borders, […]

Sri Lanka deportations: 'UK has Tamil blood on it's hands'

The deportation charter flight to Sri Lanka took off yesterday evening, 16 June, while deliberations were still underway at the High Court. It is understood that one deportee won their injunction, but not until after the flight was in the air. Another flight is scheduled, and British charity Freedom from Torture (formerly the Medical Foundation) […]

Sri Lankans put at risk by UKBA breach of confidentiality

The immigration Barrister who blogs as Free Movement has revealed a serious breach of confidentiality of Sri Lankan refugees scheduled for deportation. Ahead of a planned mass expulsion of Sri Lankans from Britain, the UK Border Agency is allowing Sri Lankan officials to interrogate detainees in the UK about their asylum claims, and is passing […]

Volcano saves lives: deportation flights cancelled

Last week the deportation charter flight to Nigeria was cancelled. Today, Bita Ghaedi was saved from removal to Iran, and tomorrow’s charter flight to Cameroon is off. A brief respite, but people are still in detention. The UK Border Agency will try again, and the airlines will carry out their dirty work, making money flying […]

Building resistance to mass deportations

Campaign against mass deportations to Iraq Public forum Saturday 7 November, London 12 noon – 5pm, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) The Stop Deportation network is organising a public forum to build resistance to mass deportations. Find out about the hidden reality of mass deportation flights Legal and political challenges Networking and building […]

Protest against deportations to Iraq

No Deportations to Iraq – Release the Hunger Strikers Now! Monday, 26th Oct, 4:30-6:30pm Demonstrate at the Home Office 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF Nearest tubes: Westminster, Victoria source for this message: www.stopdeportation.net Iraqi refugees locked up in Brook House and Colnbrook detention centres are on hunger strike since Monday, 19th October, to protest […]

Air Italy will fly no more charter flights for UKBA!

Last week, NCADC called on supporters to make their feelings known to the airline contracted to deport Iraqi refugees from Britain to Baghdad – Air Italy. You did.They responded: this was our first and last experience…best wishes for your noble cause Read the response from the company

Protests as UK attempts mass deportations to Iraq

Last Thursday, 15 October 2009, the UK Border Agency tried to deport by charter flight about 40 Iraqi refugees who had been refused sanctuary in the UK. However, on arrival at Baghdad airport it appears that Iraqi officials refused entry to most of those onboard. Only eight people were taken from the plane, and there […]