Protest against abuse in asylum detention centres

Organised by African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group, many of whose members are refugees seeking asylum in the UK and some of whom are being held in detention.
“We strongly condemn the sexual abuse of vulnerable refugees. The Home Office has ultimate responsibility for these abuses. They happened in asylum detention centres under Home Office control. We are calling on the Prime Minister to condemn the abuses, reform the detention centre system, initiate a public inquiry and press police and prosecutors to bring charges against abusers,” said Edwin Sesange, coordinator of the African LGBTI Out & Proud Diamond Group.
The incidents of sexual abuse and harassment have been revealed by The Observer

Tatchell: Deportation of LGBT refugees continues

“Deportations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers are continuing; despite government pledges to ensure fairer treatment,” reports Peter Tatchell, Director of the London-based human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. “Traumatised refugees who have fled homophobic intimidation and violence should not be subjected to removal to countries where they are at risk […]