Wednesday, 19 May 2010

'Death Of A Detainee: What Really Happened At Oakington Detention Centre?' Public Meeting

Friends Meeting House on Jesus Lane at 19:30 on Wednesday 19th of May

Cambridge Migrant Solidarity will be holding a public meeting at the Friends Meeting this Wednesday. Speakers will include Dr Frank Arnold of Medical Justice and Keith Best, from the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.

On Thursday 15th April 2010 Eliud Nyenze, a 40 year old Kenyan man, died at Oakington Detention Centre, after requests for medical attention were apparently denied. Despite this, and allegations that an ambulance called by fellow detainees was turned away by staff at Oakington, the death is not being officially treated as suspicious. The cause of death is still unclear.

In the wake of the death and the “disturbances” involving distressed detainees, up to 60 men were removed to other detention centres and in some cases prisons, despite not being accused of, or charged with any criminal offence.

At this public meeting we will be exploring what really happened to Eliud Nyenze at Oakington on the 19th of May, and what has happened to fellow detainees since.

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