IRR News 15-21 February 2013

IRR News 15-21 February 2013

Written by: admin

Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week, we have a round-up of racially motivated attacks and convictions since the beginning of the year; a report on a recently closed consultation which will impact on Travellers and Gypsies and a review of a brilliant new play which tells the story of the campaigning Glasgow Girls.

And in news from across the UK, an 84-year-old Canadian man, Alois Dvorzac, has died in hospital after becoming ill at Harmondsworth removal centre in west London. G4S, the private company that took over the housing for asylum seekers in the North East has been criticised in a new report which examines their takeover of the contract. And the UK Border Agency has been criticised for ignoring advice from the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to stop the ‘inhumane’ practice of taking ‘reserves’ to the airport for deportations.

Harmit Athwal

Editor, IRR News

P.S Apologies if you received last week’s email late, or twice  – we had a few problems with the computers.

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