Ugandan women hunger strike claim

Ugandan women at three immigration centres have started hunger
strikes in protest at the prospect of being returned to the
war-torn country, a charity has claimed.

Legal Action for Women said at least nine women had begun a hunger
strike at Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre.

Niki Adams, spokeswoman for the charity, said it also understood
Ugandan women had started to strike at centres in Dover and

But a Home Office spokesperson said the number of women on strike
had not yet been clarified and denied that any of the Ugandan
nationals being held at Dover were involved.

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