This video says about itself:
On the occasion of the International Day Against Racism (21 March), KISA (migrant NGO http://www.kisa.org.cy) along with numerous migrant groups and organisations, called a demonstration on the 22 March 2007, Nicosia, CYPRUS. This video captures highlights from the demonstration.
From British daily News Line:
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
‘SHOCKING ABUSE!’ – at the hands of the state
PEOPLE who have fled to Britain, seeking help and refuge, are suffering horrifying violence at the hands of the British state, it was alleged yesterday.
‘Outsourcing Abuse’, a report detailing allegations of hundreds of assaults, was launched yesterday at a London press conference where independent doctors, lawyers and former detainees of privately-run immigration detention centres spoke out.
They warned that the allegations detailed in the report were just the tip of an iceberg.
One member of the audience broke down in a flood of tears at the disturbing accounts given to the press conference, and had to leave the room.
Dr Frank Arnold, from Medical Justice, said the second section of the report was a dossier of 47 cases, supported by medical evidence, of people ‘who state they have been assaulted by agents of the British state’.
He said that many had suffered the same kind of injuries and that over three quarters had been seen by one or more of 18 independent doctors.
‘I’ve seen about ten,’ he told reporters.
He added: ‘I have seen many serious injuries with long-lasting effects.’
Libya’s General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation on Monday released the following statement on the European law regarding the deportation of immigrants:
‘The General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation has read the law on the deportation of immigrants which was passed by the European Parliament (on 18 June) and was deeply astonished to note that the European Parliament passed this law without any consultation or coordination with the party concerned by this matter, namely the African Union.
‘This constitutes a breach of the commitment taken by Africa and the European Union by virtue of the Rabat Declaration and the Tripoli Declaration on immigration and development, in addition to the statement issued by the Lisbon summit in which the two sides agreed that immigration posed a common challenge for both Africa and Europe and that no effective solution would be found to this challenge without an integral and comprehensive cooperation.
‘The General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation deplores such a conduct and stresses that the era when one side used to take unilateral decisions on a fundamental issue which concerned another side is now in the past.
‘Furthermore, Africa will not accept any law which is based on repression and which treats African immigrants as criminals, including children and the elderly.
‘The General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation asks the European Union and its bodies to reconsider this move without any delay and to consult and coordinate efforts with Africa in all aspects relating to immigration in accordance with the agreed mechanisms.
‘Should the European side persist in its stance, the Great Jamahiriyah will coordinate with the other countries of the African Union to study this law and its consequences with a view to taking a unified African stand on this move.’