Regno Unito [EN] Press TV, Il Regno Unito lancia un’inchiesta sugli abusi nei centri di detenzione per migranti

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Articolo pubblicato il 10 febbraio 2015


[IT] Il Ministro degli Interni britannico apre un’inchiesta sui cattivi trattamenti – violenze e abusi sessuali – subiti da migranti nei centri di detenzione nel Regno Unito. Queste strutture sono regolarmente criticate per i cattivi trattamenti inflitti ai detenuti, spingendo molti all’auto-mutilazione, e perfino al suicidio.

UK to launch probe into abuse at immigration facilities

The British home secretary is to open a probe into treatment of immigration detainees following complaints by activists and inmates about alleged violence and sexual abuse in immigration removal facilities.

On Monday, the Home Office announced plans to look into how well the immigration detainees are treated in the removal centers

The probe will be led by the former Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales, Stephen Shaw CBE.

“Immigration detention is a vital tool in helping ensure those with no right to remain in the UK are returned to their home country,” said UK’s Home Secretary Theresa May.

“But I take the welfare of those in the government’s care very seriously and I want to ensure the health and wellbeing of all detainees, some of whom may be vulnerable, is safeguarded at all times,” she added.

Britain’s coalition government has previously been criticized for policies relating to immigration detention facilities, specifically regarding the climbing number of suicide, self-harm, and sexual abuse cases in such centers.

Charity group Women for Refugee Women found last month that inmates are ‘routinely humiliated’ at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Center, and subjected to abuse by male staff members.

Activist groups have also warned that mental health cases at Britain’s immigration facilities are often ignored, with only about nine percent of official health warnings leading to the release of inmates suffering from mental health issues.

Moreover, UK courts have ruled the human rights of six mentally ill immigration detainees have been violated over the past three years.

The planned probe is expected to begin within the coming weeks and will probably take nearly six months to complete.


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08/02/2015. Regno Unito. The Guardian. Theresa May annuncia un’ispezione in merito alle condizioni dei migranti detenuti


09/02/2015. Regno Unito. The Telegraph. I difensori dei migranti infliggono uno « stress » alle persone vulnerabili con sfide legali « irrealistiche »


09/02/2015. Regno Unito. Guerilla Media Network. I centri di detenzione di migranti britannici sotto inchiesta del Ministro degli Interni, dopo le rivelazioni di abusi




Data/e di pubblicazione: 10/02/2015