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, […]

Fifty people forcibly deported to Baghdad last night

I haven’t been in Iraq since I was seventeen.  I don’t even speak Arabic so I can’t stay in Baghdad but how am I going to get from there to Kirkuk?   I have a three year old son here.  The UK is my home.’ PRESS RELEASE, International Federation of Iraqi Refugees,  17th June 2010 Approximately […]

Deportation flight leaves for Baghdad. Another due next week

PRESS RELEASE from International Federation of Iraqi Refugees, 9th June 2010 Deportation flight leaves for Baghdad as more Iraqi refugees given deportation tickets for next week Approximately ten Iraqi refugees were removed to Baghdad early this morning on a deportation flight via Sweden.  At least three people’s tickets were cancelled before the flight and were […]

High Court rules Iraqis’ detention unlawful

Two Iraqis have won a judicial review against the Home Office in a test case which may benefit many others who could not and cannot be deported or removed to Iraq. Pierce Glynn represented Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Omer who were detained for 14 months and 20 months respectively after they had completed sentences for […]

Deportation Charter flight to Iraq KRG did not fly

Yesterday’s charter flight from Heathrow to the Kurdish Regional Government area (KRG) of Northern Iraq did not take off. Initial reports suggest that several coaches took around 70 detainees to the airport, but ended up returning them all to UK Immigration Removal Centres. There are rumours that the KRG authorities have refused to agree the […]

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: 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 […]