Home | Friday 18th June 2010 | Issue 727
DETAINED SOMALI FREED
A Somalian national won the case against her unlawful detention case at the Scottish High Court last Friday (11th).
The Mogadishu born victim of our immigration laws was imprisoned for three years in removal centres across the UK. As things stand at the moment it is not possible to deport Somali nationals to Mogadishu as it is deemed an unsafe place to live yet the British Government continues to detain Somalians in deportation centres for indeterminable amounts of time. Even organisations supporting ‘voluntary departures’ have been refusing to accept applications from Somali nationals.
For those eventually released after challenging the government for unlawful detention freedom is still temporary and uncertain, without any official status or ‘leave to remain’ within the UK, they will be subject to removal when it is considered safe enough to deport people to Mogadishu again.
* See www.noborders.org.uk