Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hogwarts: the reality

from UK runs 'Guantanamo camps', says detainees:

Mafungasei Maikokera, a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker attending a meeting at the House of Commons, said guards had beaten her when she resisted attempts to deport her and had discussed "bonuses" they were paid for removing asylum-seekers.

Her allegations form one of 300 accounts in the report Outsourcing Abuse, published by a civil liberties law firm and two lobby groups in July.
[...]
Mr Wood told the meeting chaired by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Eric Avebury that no system could be foolproof but there was no systemic abuse
[...]
Emma Ginn, from Medical Justice, one of the report's authors, said the report was "the tip of the iceberg of horrific violence, for which the Home Office is ultimately responsible".
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"Honestly - it's just a few bad apples."