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  • Human Rights Group Slams Spanish Decision To Put New Migrants In Prisons

    The Spanish government has been forced to defend its decision to house around 500 recently-arrived asylum seekers in a prison, following harsh criticism by human rights groups and NGOs, who slammed it as an “unfair criminalization” of migrants.

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    Madrid justified its actions by saying that nearly a thousand asylum seekers landed on Spanish shores by boat between 17-19 November. New arrivals are usually detained by police before being sent to immigrant detention centers while their claims are being processed.

    However, claiming there was not enough space at existing detention centers, authorities sent around five hundred of mostly Algerian migrants to a new prison facility in the southern town of Archidona, near Malaga. The prison has state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms, an infirmary, sports fields, hairdressers, gym, occupational workshops, leisure rooms, showers and air conditioning, according to a government statement.

    “We feel it is better that the migrants be held in a center with the latest technology, with sanitary facilities, showers, heating, beds, sports areas than to put them in camps like in other countries,” AFP quoted Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido as telling radio Onda Cero.

    The decision, however, has come under heavy fire from human rights and migrant aid groups as well as NGOs. A joint statement issued by 22 organizations, including the Association for Human Rights of Andalusia (APDHA), the SOS Racism Federation and Doctors of the World, condemned the move as being illegal and criminalizing migrants. The statement also notedthat under Spanish law, processing centers for asylum seekers are not allowed to be prisons, and called on the Ministry of the Interior to “immediately rectify” the situation.

    “We are radically against this,” Alejandro Cortina, the head of local migrant rights group Malaga Acoge, told AFP. “We don't know if they will have staff authorized to detect human trafficking, or if a judge will monitor this facility.”

    The decision to hold asylum seekers in prison was also criticized by the by Jesuit Migration Service, who said keeping them there violated their “rights and constitutional guarantees” and “unfairly criminalizes people.” The Spanish Council of Lawyers said the migrants must be taken out of the jail immediately. 

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  • Migrants In Norway Claim Over Half Of The Country's Total Welfare Benefits

    Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie has raised alarm bells after a report has revealed that migrants account for half of the welfare beneficiaries in the country.

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    The report, which comes from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), claims that not only are a disproportionate number of migrants receiving welfare, but many are living below the poverty line. Minister Hauglie has warned that the poor migrants could be forming an underclass in Norwegian society, Verdens Gang reports.

    “The report confirms that one of the main causes of poverty in Norway is immigration. 28.5 per cent of immigrants live in sustained low income,” Hauglie said.

    “It’s alarming. The worst thing that can happen is that immigrants and refugees become their own subclass in Norwegian society,” she added.

    From 2011 to 2015, the poverty rate in Norway has increased from 7.7 per cent to 9.3 per cent. Immigrants, though they only make up 16.8 per cent of the total population, account for 28.5 per cent of all people considered to be in poverty in the country.

    “To reduce poverty in Norway, more immigrants have to work,” Hauglie said. “Without language, it is difficult to get in the Norwegian labour market,” she added and recommended that more emphasis is put on having migrants learn Norwegian and not put them in jobs where they do not have frequent contact with native speakers.

    Neighbouring Sweden has also been dealing with similar statistics when it comes to newly arrived migrants being unable or unwilling to enter the labour market.

    Employment figures from earlier this year showed that the unemployment rate for native Swedes was a mere 3.9 per cent while the immigrant rate was 21.8 per cent.

    Language has been cited as a major factor for the high migrant unemployment rate in Sweden as well as poor qualifications and schooling backgrounds.

    Despite attempting to give migrants free courses to improve their education, the Swedish Employment Service noted in July that only three per cent of migrants showed any interest in attending schooling or work training. Source

  • Armed Police To Escort Joggers In Sweden's Migrant Populated Areas

    Residents of the Swedish city of Oskarshamn will now have the option to be accompanied by armed police officers while out jogging.

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    Oskarshamn police inspector Peter Karlsson said the programme was designed to ease the insecurities of those who wish to go jogging after dark. Karlsson, who came up with the idea for the programme, said police would form jogging groups and all those who were interested in joining the officers were welcome, SVT reports.

    “We will adjust the pace entirely to those who come,” Karlsson said, noting the officers would jog as well as walk with residents who wanted to join.

    Karlsson said that he had heard of many residents feeling insecure in the city: “It does not happen so much here, but people are influenced by events around the world and feel unsafe when it’s dark.”

    The police inspector’s comments mirror a report from 2016 which stated that close to half of women in Sweden felt “very unsafe” at night alone in Swedish cities. According to the report, conducted by newspaper Aftonbladet, a further 43 per cent felt uncomfortable in Swedish cities even in the daytime.

    See Also: Sweden Votes To Abolish Itself As A Sovereign Nation And Hand Over Control To Brussels

    The issue is particularly bad in troubled heavily migrant-populated suburbs which are often labelled no-go zones. A survey conducted by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) claimed that around half of the residents of problem areas were too afraid to leave their homes in the evenings.

     

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  • Watch: Poland Release Damning Video Message To EU On Migrant Crisis And Terrorism

    Poland’s conservative government has released a hard-hitting video on the impact of the migrant crisis on Europe, and the EU’s role in fostering it.

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    The Polish Ministry of Interior and Administration video opens on scenes of migrants streaming across the European countryside, tearing at border fences, and crowding smuggler boats.

    “Over the past four years, waves of the largest mass migration sweep across Europe,” observes an unseen narrator.

    The video shows various newspaper headlines featuring EU leaders including Germany’s Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and highlighting their determination to see migrants redistributed across the continent through a compulsory quota system — something Poland’s governing Law and Justice Party opposes.

     

  • The Norway model: a new approach to immigration and asylum

    While Angela Merkel tries to form a government, reeling from the political fallout of her immigration policy, Norway’s Conservative-led coalition entered its second term – and is pursuing a very different approach to migration than its neighbour, Sweden.

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    Last week I met Sylvi Listhaug, who holds a recently-created position: Minister for Immigration & Integration. She’s with the Progress Party, the junior partner in coalition, and is usually called things like ‘outspoken’ and ‘controversial’ and I was keen when we met to find out what kind of radical views she holds. At the end of the interview, I was left wondering if her analysis is actually further-sighted and more morally defensible than the Merkel approach.

    Norway’s approach has been different from the offset. When Sweden accepted 160,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, the Norwegians took in 30,000 – and this year, so far, it’s 2,000. In her interview, she outlined the following elements of the Norwegian model.

    1) Norway starts by acknowledging that the rich world has a moral duty to help refugees, but it goes further. The tougher moral question, it says, is: how do you help them? And if you can help far more refugees in camps abroad for the cost of helping one at home, what do you do? Britain is also thinking this way, although it tends to be less open about discussing it. Ms Listhaug had just met Brandon Lewis, her British counterpart, when I spoke to her. She explained that the UK could help 100,000 children abroad for the cost of helping 3,000 here. In which case, isn’t the moral duty of a government to help the many and not the few?

    2). Norway spends huge sums (1% of its GDP) on foreign aid. Last year it was 36.6 billion kroner (about £3 billion) or 1.1 per cent of our GDP. This is about twice the EU average, and far above the UK’s 0.7 per cent (or Germany’s 0.5pc). In Syria, Norway has pledged a total of 10 billion kroner (£920m) over four years. Of course, Norway has a billion-dollar sovereign wealth fund at its disposal.

    3) Norway uses its foreign aid budget to help settle refugees in Norway. Helping refugees at home is a humanitarian mission, albeit one carried at home, so it is categorised as foreign aid. The UK cannot do this as David Cameron passed a law obliging his (and future) governments only to count money spent in certain nations (as opposed to on certain people). Norway has used its flexibility to have a two-track approach to handling refugees.

    4) Norway turns away all immigrants who are not in need of protection. “If you are an economic migrant, you are declined in Norway. We give protection for the ones that need that, that are in danger in their own country but we also spend a lot of money to return people that are declined in Norway, also by force’. Police are sent to look for illegal immigrants in restaurants and other places ‘where black [market] labour is common… if we find them we will send them out. That has also decreased the crime in Norway, that’s very good'” Read More

  • Shots Fired As Car Loaded With Migrants Rams French Police Officers

    A car with Iraqi and Afghan migrants reportedly heading to the United Kingdom ploughed into police officers in northern France.

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    A car carrying migrants sped toward police officers in the northern French city of Calais, with at least one serviceman receiving injuries, the LCI broadcaster reported on Saturday night. The incident took place when the officers stopped the vehicle to carry out the search of the car.

    "As a result of the hit, an officer received a knee injury, [after which] security forces had to open fire," local authorities said as quoted by the broadcaster.

    A total of nine migrants were reportedly in the car, namely six Iraqis and three Afghan nationals. They were supposedly trying to cross the border with the United Kingdom.

    Many migrants are trying to get into the United Kingdom via Calais, which is located in the vicinity of the Channel Tunnel linking the country to continental Europe. In late October 2016, local authorities decided to demolish a huge migrant camp known as Jungle, which accommodated around 10,000 people.

    Currently, France is renegotiating the Le Touquet agreement with the United Kingdom regulating the flow of third-country migrants from France. The UK media has recently reported that that the United Kingdom was planning to pay up to 90 million euros ($106 million) to France to renew security contracts to reinforce its border control at Eurotunnel terminals in Calais, Coquilles and Dunkirk after a surge in illegal crossings into the country. 

    The migration issue in Europe has been escalating since 2015 as a result of the worst migration crisis in recent history, with the EU struggling to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing hostilities and poverty in Middle Eastern and African countries. Source

  • Armed Migrants Injured In 'Smuggling Dispute' During Gunfight At French Port Of Calais

    FIVE Afghan migrants were wounded earlier today after a gun fight took place in the northern French port of Calais.

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    Gunshots were exchanged between groups of Afghanis today in the late afternoon, the local prefect’s office said.

    A police source told Reuters the incident occurred during what was probably a dispute between migrant smugglers.

    The shots were fired near the local Secours Catholique charity on the outskirts of Calais.

    Three migrants were being treated in a Calais hospital and a fourth, who was more seriously wounded, had been transferred to a hospital in Lille.

    A fifth was treated at the scene.

    "An exchange of fire with the protagonists of Afghan nationality - one imagines (it is) a settling of scores between traffickers, though that still has to be confirmed," the prosecutor at nearby Boulogne said.

    He added police were expected shortly to begin questioning victims and witnesses.

    Calais has long been a location for migrants hoping to eventually reach Britain due to the short distance across the English Channel.

    Authorities cleared the makeshift "Jungle" camp in the town last year, but people hoping to get into Britain by crossing the Channel in trains or ferries are steadily returning.

    The incident comes after it was recently revealed that Britain will hand over even more moneyto France to ramp up security at the port.

    The extra figure is believed to run into the tens of millions of pounds, although the final sum has not been revealed by the Home Office.

  • Norway Tells Muslim Migrants - No Free Ride - 'You WILL Work And You WILL Serve Pork And Alcohol'

    The Norwegian Prime Minister demanded that it is not a “complex issue” for migrants arriving in her country – they must “work to sustain a living” and “cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they serve pork or alcohol” for religious reasons.

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    Ema Solberg said while her country is happy to accept migrants they must not expect that Norway will pay them any benefits if are refuse work.

    have and successfully challenged  migrant quotas, which enabled them to maintain the regular border checks that were introduced at the beginning of this year, and designed to limit the flow of irregular migrants.

    “You have to work to sustain a living, you cannot say no to jobs like working in a restaurant where they will serve pork or alcohol.

     

    “You cannot expect that the Norwegian society will pay you benefits if you are refusing to work for religious reasons.

    See Also: The Norway model: a new approach to immigration and asylum

    EU law states that member states can only bring in emergency frontier controls for an initial period of two months, which can be extended to a maximum of six months in extreme circumstances. 

    Speaking on Euronews’ Global Conversation, Ms Solberg said: “It is part of our normal educational system that you are discussing why people are fleeing from countries, what is the convention what is the responsibilities we have, this is all part of the school curriculum in Norway.

    “There is also a clear view that if you move and get refuge, you have to live by Norwegian standards, you can’t come and think you live in your home country when it comes to women’s rights, not to be puzzled if you see two men kiss on the street, because there are gay people in our countries and it is normal, it’s part of our system.”

    Upon being challenged about religious differences between her country and that of arriving migrants, she rebuked: “I do not think it is a complex issue that if you are going to come to country.

    Related: Swedish MP Forced To Resign After 'Muslims Not Fully Human' Comment

  • Fire Brigade Now Need Armed Police Escort In Migrant Suburbs Of Sweden

    After a fire alarm went off in a garage with fifty cars in Uppsala, the fire brigade was nowhere to be seen.

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    According to a witness, people in the suburb of Gottsunda had to wait (for almost) an hour before the emergency services arrived.

    At 9:34 pm the emergency services arrived much too late at the place. Lisa Sannervik, a police spokeswoman, said “the delay was because of safety measures”.

    Earlier there were attacks on responding teams and helmet and weapon reinforcements were needed to safely escort the fire brigade in the suburb.

    That probably had to do with the police and housing companies conducting searches in the area in a fight against organised crime. It could not be ruled out that the garage fire in Gottsunda was retaliation for the work that was performed earlier that week.

    “Of course, it is regrettable for residents in the area. But we need to put security for our staff in first place” said Lisa Sannervik.

    See Also: Sweden Votes To Abolish Itself As A Sovereign Nation And Hand Over Control To Brussels

  • Migrant Ban Begins In German Town Where Locals Fear The Future

    In the German town of Salzgitter the previously pro-refugee Mayor has declared a ban on any more foreigners coming to join nearly 6000 who have already arrived. 

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    He admitted a few weeks ago:

    'Right now, we are overwhelmed. We have received too many in too short a time. The locals are having fears for the future.' 

    Even the migrants living in Salzgitter, which sits on a lake in Lower Saxony, north-west Germany, agree there is a crisis. 

    'Not everyone can come or there will be nowhere to sleep and no free chairs in the schools,' says Khaled Rasti, a 32- year-old Syrian from Damascus, who with his wife Slivi, 30, is wheeling two-year-old Jodi — one of their three children — in a pushchair near the Christmas market. 

    'We have worries,' he says. 'I am still learning German. I do not have a job. There are many like me.' 

    This town's decision to refuse any more migrants is a slap in the face for Mrs Merkel, who relentlessly lectured her nation that 'We can do it' when she unilaterally welcomed 1.5 million migrants, many of them Muslim, from the war-shattered Middle East and impoverished African states in 2015.

    Today, increasing numbers of ordinary Germans feel the influx has been too large and too fast for the incomers to integrate properly. 

    Already, six per cent of the German population is Muslim. 

     

    And this week an international think tank warned the numbers will only increase, and predicted Europe's Muslim population could double by 2050, due to migration and high birth rates among those who have already reached the continent. 

     

  • Migrant Starts Fire in Asylum Home Because He Was ‘Frustrated’

    A Lebanese asylum seeker found guilty of attempting to burn down his asylum home said he did so out of frustration at not being given a job.

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    A court heard that 26-year-old Hussein F. had come to Germany two years ago from Dubai, where he had lived for six years, and paid £11,000 ($15,000) for a Schengen area visa

    He was placed in an asylum home in Hannover where, on June 12th, he set his mattress on fire. His lawyer Tanja Brettschneider claimed the asylum seeker has snapped because he was “looking for a better life, but was not allowed to work”, German tabloid Bild reports.

    The 26-year-old even gave warning to authorities of his plans in advance when he marched down to the city hall and demanded his own accommodation saying that otherwise, he would set the asylum home on fire.

    It took 66 firemen, 14 police officers, and six paramedics two full hours to put out the blaze which caused £4,610 of damages. No one was injured in the fire.

    The judge in the case found the asylum seeker guilty and handed down a suspended two-year sentence and 250 hours of community service. The judge warned that the sentence could have been far greater if anyone had been injured as the asylum seeker would have been charged with attempted murder.  Read More

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  • Rejected Asylum Seekers In Germany Offered 3000 Euros To Go Home Before March

    The German Interior Ministry is offering rejected asylum seekers a hefty bonus to go to their country of origin voluntarily rather than face deportation.
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    This is a new effort to turn back the refugee tide brought on by Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy.
     

    The offer is intended to supplement the existing program dubbed ‘StarthilfePlus,’ which provides help to those migrants who decide to voluntarily return home.

    Under the scheme, any participant over 12 years old withdrawing their application for asylum receives €1,200.

    Already-rejected asylum seekers who waive their right to appeal the decision in court are given €800, and children below the age of 12 get half the sum.

    The new program, dubbed ‘Your country. Your future. Now!’ promises significantly more generous payouts to those who decide to return voluntarily. Families are eligible for up to €3,000 ($3,570) and individuals for up to €1,000 ($1,190) in addition to the payouts under ‘StarthilfePlus.’

    See Also: Migrant Ban Begins In German Town Where Locals Fear The Future

    The new offer, however, is time-limited and will last only until the end of February 2018. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere made use of an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper to promote the new program.

    “There are opportunities in your homeland. We will support…your reintegration,” de Maiziere said, addressing the migrants directly. “When you voluntarily decide to return by the end of February, in addition to startup help you can provisionally receive housing cost help for the first 12 months in your homeland.”

    The new incentive to leave comes as Germany is struggling with the consequences of Angela Merkel’s “open door” policy towards refugees and migrants flooding out of the Middle East and north Africa. Since 2015, over a million people have arrived in Germany and many are staying illegally, since deportations are difficult to enforce.

    Some 300,000 asylum seekers had their applications rejected by Germany last year, spelling a surge in deportations compared to 80,000 in 2016. The government has now agreed to cap the number of refugees at 200,000, but authorities are likely to remain swamped with applications for years to come, according to an internal document leaked to media in October.

  • New Poll Shows Migrants Biggest Concern For Germans

    A new poll out today shows that Germans consider the massive migrant influx to be Germanys biggest problem closely followed by Donald Trump.

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    Germans see US President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a new survey.

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    Topping the list of foreign policy concerns were refugees, with 26 per cent of respondents to the Koerber Foundation survey worried about Germany's ability to cope with inflows of asylum seekers.

    Relations with Trump and the United States ranked second, with 19 per cent describing them as a major challenge, followed by Turkey at 17 per cent, North Korea at 10 per cent and Russia at 8 per cent.

    Since entering the White House in January, Trump has unsettled Germans by pulling out of the Paris climate accord, refusing to certify an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme and criticising Germany's trade surplus and its contributions to the NATO military alliance.

    Trump's actions prompted the usually cautious German Chancellor Angela Merkel to say earlier this year that Berlin may not be able to rely on the United States in the future. 

    She also urged Europe to take its fate into its own hands.

    In the poll of 1,005 Germans of voting age, carried out in October, 56 per cent of Germans described the relationship with the United States as bad or very bad.

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  • Why I Left My Husband And 9 Kids For Muslim Migrant And Will Convert To Islam

    Heidi Hepworth, 44, ditched her husband of 23 years for a new life with Salieu Jallow - 12 years her junior - and now plans to marry him and convert to Islam

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    Heidi Hepworth started a relationship with Salieu Jallow after he added her on Facebook

    A 44-year-old mum-of-nine says she has no regrets about leaving her husband and kids for a Gambian toyboy lover.

    Heidi Hepworth hooked up with Salieu Jallow - 12 years her junior - after he contacted her from his home in west Africa on Facebook.

    She ditched her husband of 23 years, Andy, to fly to Gambia to meet Salieu.

    Heidi has six children with Andy aged between six and 23, as well as three others from a previous relationship aged 24 to 29.

    Today Heidi said she had been "unhappy for a long time" and makes no apologies for following her heart.

    She also says she plans to marry Salieu, 32, when her divorce comes through and might even convert to Islam for it.

    Husband Andy previously accused of her going through a "mid-life crisis" and said a "caring mum wouldn't go off gallivanting around Africa".

    But Heidi has now hit back, saying her love for Salieu is genuine.

    He added her on Facebook out of the blue at a time when she was unhappy in her marriage.

    The pair began chatting and an online romance blossomed.

    Heidi eventually agreed to fly out to Gambia to meet Salieu in October for a one-month visit.

    She told The Sun : "It was really hard for me to leave my kids, but they couldn’t come with me so I had no choice.

    "If people think I went over to the Gambia and didn’t give them a second thought, they are so wrong.

    “But having said that, I make no apologies for following my heart. I’ve been unhappy for a long time and I think I have found someone to spend the rest of my life with."

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  • Migrant Raped By Muslim Immigration Officers In UK

    A female Roma inmate at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre was raped by a detention officer and groped by one of his colleagues, a court heard today.

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    The victim was told she would be transferred from Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire (pictured) to a prison if she complained, a jury was told

    The victim, who was awaiting deportation after committing a crime, was told she would be transferred to a prison if she complained, a jury was told.

    Syed Hussain, 34, of Bedford, denies raping and sexually assaulting the woman in 2012.

    His colleague Bodrul Islam, 30, also of Bedford, denies misconduct in a public office in 2012 by kissing and sexually touching the same woman. 

    Luton Crown Court heard that the 23 year old Roma woman was in Yarl's Wood as she challenged plans to deport her back to Eastern Europe.

    Prosecutor Christopher Donnellan QC said she was in a 'vulnerable' position when she arrived at the centre and, as she fought to stay in the UK, was 'reluctant to rock the boat' when the offences began.

    In an outline of the case against the Hussain and Islam, Mr Donnellan told the jury: 'Each defendant took advantage of a female detainee who was in their charge. She was not a free person.'

    He said the prosecution's case was that she was at a 'disadvantage' while she was held at the centre and for that reason was vulnerable.

    'In many ways this case is about the abuse of power,' said the prosecutor, who went on: 'Detainees have to comply with the rules of the detention centre.'

    The prosecutor said the men were employed by Serco who, at the time, ran the centre north of Clapham in Bedfordshire on behalf of the Home Office.

    Each held a public office, said Mr Donnellan, and were in a position of trust and accountable to the public as to the way they carried out their duties.

    The prosecutor said: 'Each took advantage of a detainee in a sexual way to a different degree.'

    Mr Donnellan said Mr Hussain had groomed the victim by flirting with her soon after she arrived at Yarl's Wood.

    He said when Mr Hussain had begun committing offences on the woman, which included touching her and getting her to perform a sex act on him.

    With the second defendant, Mr Islam, the prosecutor said it was a 'different relationship.'

    'She thought he was single and he seemed caring and she thought she was in a relationship with him,' he said

    As a result, said Mr Donnellan, she agreed to kissing and sexual touching between them, including a sex act on him.

    The jury was told Mr Islam was not charged with any sexual offence, but his behaviour amounted to misconduct in a public office.

    Continuing his outline of the case against the men, Mr Donnellan said the victim, who is now 28 and who can't be named, had come to the UK as a child and had been born to a Roma family. Read More

  • Nigeria: Libyan Gangs 'Cooked Africans Like Kebabs'

    A former Nigerian government official has come forward to tell the story of how Libyan slave traders captured African migrants, and cooked them “like kebabs.”

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    Former minister of culture for Nigeria Femi Fani-Kayode said many migrants from Africa traveled to the Mediterranean to improve their lives but ended up being enslaved instead, International Business Times reported Wednesday.

    Three out of four people captured by these gangs hail from southern Nigeria, Fani-Kayode said. Nigeria has the largestChristian population in Africa, according to Pew Research Center.

    “75% of those sold into slavery in Libya who have their organs harvested, bodies mutilated and who are roasted like suya [a kebab] are from southern Nigeria,” Fani-Kayode wrote.

     “Roasted alive! This is what Libyans do to sub-saharan Africans who are looking for a transit point to Europe.”

    Fani-Kayode attributed part of the carnage to the overthrow of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. He argued removing Gaddafi created a power vacuum, that Libyan criminals were eager to fill.

    “The greatest calamity that befell Africa in the last 20 years was the murder of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya,” he concluded.

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  • Refugee Sex Attacker Compensated £110k for Staying in Prison ‘Too Long’

    An African refugee who was jailed twice for sex offences was awarded £110,000 in compensation for having to stay in prison for “too long”.

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    Guinean native Aliou Bah, 26, was imprisoned twice for serious sexual assault — once against a 16-year-old girl — but was awarded the compensation for being detained for 21 months longer than his original prison sentences whilst the Home Office fought for his deportation, reports The Sun.

    The West African joined his refugee father in the UK in 2007. In 2011, he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, was jailed for 18 months, and put on the sex offenders’ register.

    He then went on to commit another sex attack against a woman and was jailed for two years in 2014.

    Following both periods of imprisonment, Bah was detained for a total of 21 months “pending deportation”.

    However, the judge presiding over the case, Judge Nicholas Madge, ruled the periods of detention after his sentences had expired were unlawful. Given the West African’s refugee status and as the Guinea Embassy refused to issue travel documents, there was no prospect of him being deported, Central London County Court heard.

    See Also: Migrant Raped By Muslim Immigration Officers In UK

    The newspaper reports that then-Home Secretary Theresa May had signed the deportation order in December 2011, unaware that he was entitled to be treated as a refugee.

    Judge Madge ruled Bah had a right to receive justice and was due compensation because of the Home Office’s incompetence.

    A Home Office spokesman said: “People who have no right to live in this country should be in no doubt of our determination to remove them. We have removed more than 41,000 Foreign National Offenders since 2010.

    “We are now considering the judgement but this case does not change the legality of Mr. Bah’s status in the UK.”

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  • Denmark Plans Deserted Island Migrant Camps As Danes Become Minorities In Own Towns

    Danish Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg has said that she does not oppose the idea of putting failed asylum seekers on one of the many deserted islands within Danish territory.

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    The proposal, which was initially put forward by the populist Danish People’s Party (DF), would see failed asylum seekers being kept on one of the 300 or so deserted islands while they await deportation. 

    Støjberg said that while she agrees with the proposal in principle there would be some challenges in regard to its implementation, Berlingske reports.

    “I am always ready to look into good ideas for how we can improve the control of rejected asylum seekers. This is of course also a proposal from the Danish People’s Party,” Støjberg said.

    “There may, however, be some practical and legal challenges by establishing a deportation centre in a very isolated place. And these are the things to be considered,” she added.

    A report from September listed the number of failed asylum seekers waiting for deportation at 921 but almost half, or 434, had little chance of actually being deported.

    Martin Henriksen of the DF welcomed the support from the minister, saying: “We have about 300 uninhabited islands in Denmark, and if Inger Støjberg is really open to our proposal, she will instruct her officials to investigate how to do that.”

    “Maybe we can find an island where there is already a settlement. But otherwise, it can be anything from container houses to a tent camp,” he added, and said the proposal would not be expensive.

    The text of the resolution read: “Parliament notes with concern that today there are areas in Denmark where the number of immigrants from non-Western countries and their descendants is over 50 per cent. It is parliament’s opinion that Danes should not be a minority in residential areas in Denmark.”