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Darfur deportations

I have been meaning to post for a while on the story of the Darfur refugees in Britain. You may remember that in April news came out that Britain was rushing to send back Darfur refugees before a Court of Appeal ruling that would prevent them being sent back to Khartoum. I first heard about this at HP.

The story was covered in the Times, the Guardian, The Independent and on Channel Four. I also wrote something for The Times, pointing out the hideous irony of the civil servants in the Home Office, which was the ministry in charge of launching Holocaust Memorial Day, also sending back refugees to a country whose government is running a campaign of genocide.

Anyway, the point is, that after these stories appeared the deportations stopped and nobody was sent back. I hope the publicity helped. Sometimes it’s good to be a hack.

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