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I thought I would die in Brook House. Now my abusers will have to face justice | BB

Post date: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 14:00

Bullying, racism, physical abuse – and no idea when we’d get out. Our treatment in immigration detention was a scandalI thought this moment would never come, but I always clung on to hope. I spent nearly two years in Brook House immigration detention centre and I was...

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China is harvesting organs from detainees, UK tribunal concludes

Post date: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 13:20

Victims include imprisoned followers of Falun Gong movement, China Tribunal saysAn independent tribunal sitting in London has concluded that the killing of detainees in China for organ transplants is continuing, and victims include imprisoned followers of the Falun Gong movement.The...

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Liberty mounts latest court challenge to 'snooper's charter'

Post date: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 07:47

Rights group argues powers of MI5 and GCHQ to obtain and store data breach human rightsThe legality of the intelligence services’ bulk surveillance activities under which personal data is obtained from social media companies as well as through hacking and interception is being being challenged...

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Top Gear sprays LGBT pride flag on cars used in Brunei filming

Post date: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 07:00

Motoring show makes gesture after hearing of country’s threat to punish gay sex with death by stoningSupport for LGBT rights has come from a surprising quarter after Top Gear sprayed two cars used in filming in Brunei in rainbow colours in opposition to the country’s threat to make homosexuality...

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Hong Kong streets flooded by extradition bill protesters – in pictures

Post date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:36

Tens of thousands of people dressed in black call for complete withdrawal of suspended bill Continue reading...

‘They look for a scapegoat’: a surgeon’s battle to clear his name

Post date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 09:00

When a patient died after a delay in treatment, surgeon David Sellu was jailed for 15 months. Now, with his conviction quashed, he tells reveals how he found himself in the line of fireIt was a winter evening at a hospital just outside London and colorectal surgeon David Sellu’s clinic was busy...

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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam defiant in face of extradition climbdown

Post date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 15:58

Chief executive adopts unapologetic, defensive tone and refuses to resignCarrie Lam’s announcement that a controversial extradition bill had been suspended reinforced the...

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Suspensions and the Catalan parliament | Letter

Post date: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 16:36

The suspensions were not based on political grounds, as a Guardian article claims, but follow the strict application of Spanish law, writes Dolores Delgado, the Spanish secretary of state for justiceA recent Guardian column by Alfred Bosch (...

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Judge orders public inquiry into abuse claims at immigration removal centre

Post date: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 16:10

Ruling says G4S staff involved in Brook House allegations can be compelled to give evidenceA high court judge has ordered hearings for an inquiry into claims of systemic abuse at an immigration removal centre be held in public and that 21 staff from the security firm G4S can be compelled to give...

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Britain has a duty to help Hong Kong out of this dark moment | Chris Patten

Post date: Friday, June 14, 2019 - 15:35

China’s power grab via a new extradition bill must be opposed by governments around the world, especially Britain’sIt took something out of the ordinary to provoke a million people in...

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