First activists to stop controversial deportation flight start landmark six-week trial in Essex court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: First activists to stop controversial deportation flight start landmark six-week trial in Essex court Landmark Essex trial begins of 15 activists – first ever to stop secretive night flight, preventing the brutal, secretive and barely legal(1) expulsion of 34 people to Nigeria and Ghana. Defendants supported by Lord David Ramsbotham, former Chief Inspector…

Press Release: Trial Starts

For Immediate Release End Deportations // Stop Charter Flights // Solidarity with the Stansted Defendants Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. On March 19 2018, they are going to court charged with a terrorism-related offence. If found guilty they could serve many years in…

Celebrities call for the end of deportations

Notable figures, politicians, artists and actors have co-signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling for the end to charter deportation flights, and to drop the charges of the #Stansted15. The letter reads: Last March fifteen people chained themselves around a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. The…

Resistance to Jamaican Charter Flight in Brooke House

From Unity Centre: A man facing deportation to Jamaica has climbed out of his window in Brook House detention centre with a broken arm, under threat of further violence from the guards in their attempts to remove him. He is threatening to harm himself further and has taken a sheet from his bed and razor…