Flowers laid after migrant death at airport holding centre

Article published: Friday, August 9th 2013

Flowers have been laid after a man from Pakistan died at Pennine House short term holding facility at Manchester Airport.

Fundraiser held for woman fighting threat of female genital mutilation

Article published: Friday, April 26th 2013

A campaign to prevent the deportation of a woman at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has called for public support to prevent her from being subjected to the violent and oppressive practice.

NUJ speaks out against detention of Manchester-based Iraqi journalist

Article published: Friday, February 1st 2013

Fears have been raised over the safety of a detained Manchester-based journalist who fled death threats in Iraq and narrowly averted deportation due to a last minute legal challenge.

Refugee charity issues urgent appeal for warm clothes as winter strikes

Article published: Monday, January 21st 2013

As winter weather hits Manchester and snow covers the ground, a charity has issued an urgent call for warm hats, gloves, scarves and coats for destitute asylum seekers.

Night and Day hosts benefit gig for torture survivors

Article published: Friday, November 9th 2012

Manchester musicians came together at the Northern Quarter’s Night and Day café last night to raise funds to support torture survivors in the UK.

Save Sukai: torture fear for Salford asylum seeker

Article published: Friday, September 28th 2012

Fears of torture and rape have been raised by supporters of Sukai Jack, a detained Salford asylum seeker due to be deported to Gambia tomorrow evening.

From Salford to Yarl’s Wood: sponsored cycle against asylum seeker destitution

Article published: Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Two women will raise funds for destitute asylum seekers this weekend by cycling 130 miles from Dallas Court Reporting Centre in Salford to Yarl’s Wood detention centre, Bedfordshire.