Home Office initiates inquiry into asylum seeker abuse in UK

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Sep 30 2008 14:30
Home Office initiates inquiry into asylum seeker abuse in UK

See links to today's mainstream press articles below. Just note that it's not only 'failed' asylum seekers who are being held in detention/removal centres and/or deported (though collusion of airlines and by means of private thugs who are contracted by the UK Borders Agency). Others include so-called 'foreign criminals', which often means they have done time for the government's newly-created 'offence' of travelling on false documents (usually the only alternative is to travel clandestinely). Others are so-called 'overstayers' have lived in UK for many years. Others may be refugees who have not been given 'indefinite leave to remain' after an initial period with refugee status.

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Independent newpaper today: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/investigation-into-claims-of-abuse-on-asylumseekers-946106.html

[ See also related article: How 'Independent' story was denied – then accepted http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/how-independent-story-was-denied-ndash-then-accepted-946107.html ]

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Investigation into claims of abuse on asylum-seekers
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By Robert Verkaik, Law editor
Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Claims by hundreds of asylum-seekers that they have been beaten or abused by British guards during their detention and removal from this country are to be independently investigated for the first time, The Independent has learnt.