On 21st February 2018, a hunger strike by women detainees at Yarl’s Wood began in protest at the indefinite detention of people who came to the UK as minors, asylum seekers and people who have survived torture.
The Home office to respect the European Convention of Human Rights regarding refugees and asylum seekers.
The Home Office to respect due process and stop deporting people before their cases are decided or appeals are heard.
Due processes before we are imprisoned on immigration matters.
A fair bail process and the Home Office to end the process of selective evidence disclosure to the immigration tribunal courts and instead disclosure of all evidence to ensure a fair judgement is reached.
Adequate healthcare and especially the mental health nurse to stop operating as an extension of the Home Office asking people such questions as, “did you know you were going to stay in the UK when you entered?”
The Home Office to stop detaining the vulnerable people, that is victims of rape, that is torture, all forms of torture, trafficking, forced labour, the disabled, the mentally ill and so on.
Amnesty for all people who have lived in the UK for more than 10 years and an end to the exiling of those who came as children and are culturally British.
An end to the Home Office’s of employing detainees to do menial work for £1 per hour, it prays on the vulnerable and forces them to participate in their own detention.
An end to charter flights and the snatching of people from their beds in the night and herding them like animals.
This is not the first hunger strike at Yarl’s Wood.