Child asylum seekers win compensation for 13-month detention
Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees |
Published: 09/01/2012 |
The Ay family, Kurdish asylum seekers from Turkey, were arrested and detained in Dungavel for 13 months in 2002, in contravention of UN Conventions to which the UK was a party. At the forefront of public protest in Scotland was Bishop John Mone, then President of the Justice and Peace Commission. Almost a decade later, the Home Office has settled a civil suit brought by the family with an out of court payment.
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