‘Completely unacceptable’: John Swinney condemns Home Office following reports of children detained at Dungavel
Reports that child refugees are still being held at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre almost a decade after the Home Office announced an end to the policy have led to fresh calls for the devolution of asylum powers
Scottish Parliament hears calls for more to be done to protect the vulnerable from Home Office immigration law
Holyrood’s justice sub-committee on policing told that more people’s immigration status will become insecure after Brexit
SCOTLAND must “maximise all the opportunities we can get” to protect people subject to immigration law, due to the Home Office’s poor record in assessing vulnerability, a representative of the Scottish Refugee Council has told MSPs.
'You feel caged’: Woman released from Dungavel speaks out on life inside an immigration detention centre
Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena tells of her experience in Dungavel detention centre as threat of deportation continues
AN EDINBURGH resident of 13 years, Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena (pictured), was released from Dungavel detention centre on Tuesday (24 July) after spending fifteen nights in what she says felt “like a prison”.
“You’re there with an electric wall, with staff, and you feel caged. You feel in distress. I don’t think it’s worth it for someone to go through that,” Dwamena told CommonSpace.
MP of Edinburgh resident given temporary reprieve from deportation blames Home Office ‘incompetence and callousness’ for her situation
Sheppard: “My constituent Comfort is just the latest person to fall foul of the incompetence and callousness which seems to be widespread in the Home Office.”
A WOMAN in Dungavel detention centre has been given temporary reprieve from deportation to Ghana after the intervention of her MP, who says the Home Office reversal is just the latest case of “incompetence and callousness” in its detention and removal system for those seeking citizenship in the UK.
Comfort Otiwaa Dwamena has been in the UK since 2005 and lives in Edinburgh.
Dungavel detainee ends hunger strike ahead of appeal; rooftop protest over conditions on 13 July
Rooftop protest by detainees over conditions at Dungavel on 13 July
A DETAINEE at the notorious Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre has ended a hunger strike embarked upon last week in protest at his treatment by the Home Office, but continues to demand that he be released ahead of his upcoming appeal so he can be with his family, outlining to CommonSpace horrendous conditions in the facility which led to a rooftop protest on Friday [13 July].
#DucMakesGlasgow: Thousands oppose 'outrageous' bid to deport human trafficking victim
Glasgow Unity Centre has launched an urgent appeal to save a man who was trafficked into the UK and forced to work on an illegal cannabis farm
THOUSANDS have backed a campaign to prevent a Vietnamese man from being deported, despite the UK Government recognising he is in the UK due to being a victim of human trafficking.
Behind the Wire: Inside Dungavel - an exclusive short film
A short film has been released documenting the hardship and brutality of life in Scotland’s notorious Dungavel detention centre
OFTEN billed as ‘Scotland’s Shame’, the existence of Dungavel detention centre has been a source of controversy for years due to the conditions inside and the very nature of immigration detention itself.
Paisley council set for protests to block new refugee detention facility
Campaigners want full council scrutiny of plans to replace Dungavel with new fast track facility
DEMONSTRATORS will hold a noisy protest tonight [Tuesday 8 November] outside a meeting of Renfrewhsire council in Paisley, in a bid to block the creation of a new refugee detention facility in Scotland.
“Shut them down”: Activists to protest outside Dungavel detention centre
Refugee and asylum seeker rights groups will protest against “injustice” of immigration detention
A PROTEST WILL take place outside Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre in South Lanarkshire on Saturday, in response to what campaigners describe as “the inherently abusive and violent system of immigration detention”, including multiple deaths inside the centre this year.