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UK is sending 11,000 Mugabe refugees back

Attempts by Gordon Brown to use a meeting of G8 leaders this week to campaign for tougher action against Zimbabwe are in danger of being undermined by claims that Britain is forcing as many as 11,000 Zimbabweans seeking refuge here to make a stark choice between destitution or returning home to possible torture or death. Letters obtained by The Observer show that the Home Office continues to order failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers to return home in the face of mounting violence.

“These letters are shameful,” said Donna Covey, chief executive of the Refugee Council. “It is appalling that the government is continuing to order Zimbabweans to go back to Zimbabwe, especially under the current circumstances, and basically leaving them to starve if they don’t.” [Guardian]
What’s depressingly familiar about this is that yet again it’s happening under the party that does give a fuck. Let’s face it, it’s not going to improve under the subsequent administration.

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shimmerdance
Jul. 7th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
and here i thought only the Bush administration was capable of such asshattery...
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