G4S is the UK's biggest private security company, with its government contracts alone worth over £600 million. Responsible for security services, managing detention centres, prisons, and 675 court and police station holding cells, G4S have also just been granted the £100 million contract for providing 10,000 security guards for the upcoming olympics.

Whilst G4S still seem to be government favourites, their record is far from spotless. The firm lost their previous 'forcible deportation' contract last September after receiving 773 complaints of abuse – both verbal and physical. The final straw came with the death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010, an Angolan asylum seeker who died as a result of his forced deportation by G4S guards. Two of the guards are on bail facing criminal charges, whilst G4S is still waiting to hear whether they are to face corporate manslaughter charges.

Now, asylum seekers in Yorkshire and Humberside are expected to accept this multi-national, money-hungry, security company as their landlords.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

It seems that G4S were acting for UKBA

Aziz Hussinin, who was due to be removed later today,  has had his flight cancelled.
Aziz's lawyer was able to get confirmation from the UKBA this morning that the flight to Afghanistan had been cancelled due to the security firm that provides escorts on the charter flight having concerns about the safety of their personnel...
Yes, you've read that correctly. The UKBA believe it's too dangerous for the guards of the security firm that works for them to go to Afghanistan but it's still ok for the men and women due to be on the charter plane to be forcibly returned there.
Anyway we would like to say a big "Thank you" to everyone who faxed and emailed on behalf of Asiz and Gemma and we hope to see Aziz back in Glasgow real soon!
The UNITY Centre
30 Ibrox Street
G51 1AQ

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