SERCO guards attack hunger strikers

Submitted by Anon on 27 June, 2009 - 8:06

“On 17 June we, the detainees in the Family Unit (Crane) at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, were attacked at around 2 pm by SERCO officers from Immigration. [SERCO is the contractor that runs Yarl’s Wood].

This is due to the fact that we decided to do a hunger protest, which is peaceful.

Our children are sick. There are a lot of people here that are sick. There is a woman with epilepsy who is not been taken care of properly.

On 17 June we are all sitting in the corridor when suddenly we saw lots of hefty men coming towards us. They pounced on the men they found in the corridor, who were pinned to the floor and injured. The children were screaming. The SERCO men stepped on some children, and some women were taken away naked.

Officers were recording the incident on a camcorder.

Please come to our aid and rescue us”.

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