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Meltem Avcil, 14, released from detention

repost | 24.11.2007 14:10 | No Border Camp 2007 | Anti-racism | Migration

Thanks to a very energetic campign from SOAS detainee support group and Positive Action in Housing. And especially thanks to the courage and determination of Meltem herself, who resisted deportation by every mean at her disposal.

'A 14-year-old Kurdish asylum-seeker who escaped deportation to Germany this week was finally released from detention last night after serious concerns were raised about her mental health. Meltem Avcil and her mother are understood to have left Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre in Bedfordshire before being taken to bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Kent.'

Full article by Chris Green and Robert Verkaik, The Independent 24 November 2007