Call to action: sign our interfaith letter against women’s detention centre in Hassockfield, Durham

13 May, 2021 | Asylum and Detention, Latest, Stop the hostile environment, Women's Rights

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Read and sign the interfaith letter against Hassockfield HERE

René Cassin is recruiting local, national and regional faith groups, communities and individuals across the UK, to sign on to our letter calling on Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP, to reverse the plans for a new immigration detention center for women in Hassockfield, County Durham. 

The center is planned for 80 women and to open in the autumn on the site of the notorious Medomsley prison, previously earmarked for housing development. This move undermines previous Home Office commitments to reduce the number of people in detention, especially vulnerable people. Most women held in immigration detention are known to be survivors of trafficking, torture, or sexual violence, and indefinite detention has long been proven harmful, unjust and unnecessary. Learn more about Women for Refugee Women’s #SetHerFree campaign against Hassockfield and the detention of migrant women here

Our shared belief in the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life can provide a strong and united voice against the new centre. As the UK government moves firmly to demonise and criminalise asylum seekers and migrants in its New Plan for Immigration, we must stand together as in favour of community, hope, and dignity by challenging the expansion of the UK’s immigration detention regime and the irreparable harms it causes.

Read and sign the interfaith letter against Hassockfield HERE

Publicise the letter on your social media, using the following template copy. Faith groups and leaders across the UK are united in our belief in the dignity and sanctity of human life. Sign @René Cassin’s national interfaith letter to the Home Office against plans for a new detention centre in Hassockfield.    ✏SIGN & READ HERE: https://tinyurl.com/4wk65pt8

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