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."