Free the Yarl’s Wood Freedom Fighters – demo Thursday 8th November

This has come to our attention from Movement for Justice:

Five women asylum seekers at the Yarl’s Wood detention centre are being held in prisons around the country – they haven’t been charged with any crime, let alone convicted – they have been put into prison by the UK Border Agency for exercising the fundamental democratic right to organise and protest in order to demand justice.

All five were part of mass protests by up to 200 women in the detention centre, sparked by the brutal treatment of a woman who was dragged naked through the detention centre by six guards in an attempt to deport her.  It is not a crime to speak the plain truth about racist, sexist brutality and fight for justice & freedom. The Yarl’s Wood Five must be freed.

Where and When

Thursday 8th November (tomorrow) – 2.30pm, demonstration at Holloway Prison, London. (Holloway Prison, Pankhurst Road, N7 0NU). This is where two of the five women are being held.

Also, Saturday 10th November, 1pm, at Styal Prison, Styal Road, Wimslow, Cheshire, SK9 4HR, where Aderonke, another of the five, is being held.

For more information, contact Movement for Justice at

Interested in learning more about the shocking state of migrant rights and illegal detentions?

Pluto has published two important books recently on borders, immigration and refugee rights. These are Alexandra Hall’s Border Watch: Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control (Pluto, 2012) and Frances Webber’s Borderline Justice: The Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights (Pluto, 2012). To find out more, or to purchase copies, simply click on the cover images.

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