IRR News 18-24 October 2013

IRR News 18-24 October 2013

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week we report on a fire that erupted at Campsfield House immigration removal centre near Oxford on 18 October. Reports have emerged that the fire was started by a detainee who had self-harmed and then set fire to his room.

We would also like to draw your attention to a Parliamentary meeting taking place on Monday 28 October, Czech Nation Day, at 5pm. Europe-Roma International have chosen the date to highlight the growing violence against Roma communities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

In other news from around the UK, Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, has pleaded guilty to murdering Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham and carrying out multiple bombing attacks on mosques. He told the police that he was motivated by ‘racial hatred’. Joele Leotta, 19-year-old student, has been beaten to death by a gang of nine men in Maidstone just ten days after arriving in the UK from Italy. Witnesses reportedly heard one man shout ‘you steal our jobs’ during the attack. And a police officer who was found to have unlawfully killed Azelle Rodney after he was shot dead by police in 2005 has had his application for a judicial review of the verdict thrown out.

IRR News Team

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