G4S Condemned for Allowing Prisoner to Die in Agony
A prison complaints body has slammed G4S managed, HMP Birmingham after a terminally-ill convict had to wait until he was 'screaming in agony' before being admitted to hospital.
Nigel Newcomen The Prison Ombudsman criticised escort officers who kept the inmate waiting in handcuffs for 40 minutes while they bought themselves sandwiches at the New Cross Hospital branch of Greggs, Ôin full view of the publicÕ. He also blasted the prison for keeping Mr Dent handcuffed to officers on a long chain for three weeks at the hospital. 'The prison needs to ensure that it appropriately balances security with humanity when making such decisions,' he said.
Mr Newcomen said terminally ill prisoners 'should be treated with greater sensitivity than was accorded to Mr Dent and his family'. He accused the jail of failing to act on recommendations his body had made following two previous inmate cancer deaths. In his report he laid out ten recommendations for improvements at the prison.
Read more: <> Birmingham Mail 14th August 2013
Urgent Action for Houcine Senoussaoui, 29th Day on Hunger Strike
Houcine is now on the 29th day of his hunger strike. RAPAR is seriously concerned about is health and is asking people to write to the Home Secretary, Immigration Minister and their MPs about the case.
Justice for Houcine and Alma
13 years of struggle to achieve safety and a Manchester family are still living on tenterhooks each day in their Moss Side home after the Home Office refused their asylum and human rights claim on July 12 th.
Three days later, on July 15th, the father, Houcine, who is originally from Algeria, began a hunger strike. Drinking only water, he is at home with his Bosnian wife, Alma, and their three children, all of who were born in the UK. The eldest child is 11 and is a British citizen.
The Home Office say that Houcine cannot stay here because of a conviction handed down by an Italian court, which was undefended and for which Houcine has since been pardoned.
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What you can do to help: Email/Fax/Phone
Theresa May, Home Secretary
Tel: 020 7035 4848 or 0870 606 7766
Mark Harper, Minister for Immigration,
aTel: 020 7035 4848 or 020 7219 5056
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CAR [UK Condemns Unconstitutional Seizure of Power]
Baroness Berridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation and law and order in the Central African Republic.[HL2071]
The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi): The UK condemns the unconstitutional seizure of power in the Central African Republic (CAR) by the Seleka rebel coalition. We are deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in the country, pa