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Campsfield detainees end hunger strike

transmitter | 18.08.2008 09:43 | Migration | Oxford

The hunger strikers in Campsfield House ended their Hunger strike on Sunday, 17 August, following a visits from International Federation of Iraqi Refugees (IFIR) representatives Dashty Jamal and Aso Goran. The Iraqi asylum seekers started the hunger strike on Saturday 9 August demanding an end to forcible deportations to Iraq and the release of all Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers from detention. However, they are ending the hunger strike before any one suffers ill effects from the hunger strike. Fazzel Abdul, the spokesperson for the hunger strikers, said this does not mean an end to the campaign. "We are finishing the hunger strike at this time whilst we are still all healthy. We do not want anyone to have health problems following the hunger strike."

The 13 Kurdish asylum seekers thanked everybody who supported them, particularly fellow detainees in Campsfield who had joined the hunger strike from countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and the Congo. Fazzel said "we know we are not alone and that we have the support of many refugee and human rights organisations and campaigners. Thank you again for your continuing support. The campaign to end forcible deportations to Iraq does not end here; we still need your support and ask you to write to the Home Office (details below), calling for an end to the forcible deportation to any part of Iraq."

Please send letters of protest to:
Fax number: Fax: 020 7035 4745
Jacqui Smith
Home Secretary
2 Marsham St
London SW1P

1. Fazzel Abdul Ahmed
2. Hata Najem
3. Hardi Rabate
4. Delear Kadir
5. Rawand Faek
6. Dlshad Rasol
7. Smoud Abdulla
8. Ali Ahmad Hassan
9. Kawa Ahmad
10. Aram Mhmode
11. Ahmad
12. Hemin Drwesh

For more information please contact Dashty Jamal Secretary, International Federation of Iraqi Refugees on 07856032991 l, or Sarah Parker from csdiraq.on 0208-809-0633 email or Karen Johnson on 07804891082 See also our website . IFIR:PO.BOX1575,ILFOD, IG1 3BZ, LONDON UK Tel:0044 7856032991, 00447895636633, 0041787557786, 004799387599, 003584404464905

Dashty Jamal
International Federation of Iraqi Refugees