McNeill led a hunger strike last year in protests at conditions at Yarl's Wood detention centre, which was allegedly violently broken up by guards. She has been held at Holloway Prison since.
"I think they moved me from Yarl's Wood to cover up what they'd done: to stop my ability to talk out," she has said.Source: NCADC
Yesterday, one of the Yarl’s Wood 3, Denise McNeil, was granted bail at an immigration court in Hatton Cross. Her supporters in the courtroom clapped as the judge made his decision.
‘After 28 months, 1 week and 5 days I am finally reunited with my family and supporters. We’re going to keep campaigning for Sheree and Aminata and all the people in Yarl’s Wood until it’s closed’
‘We are delighted that Denise has been released from prison today’ one of her supporters said. ‘We will continue to fight for Sheree and Aminata to be granted bail and for Denise to stay in Britain with her children. When they try to silence people by putting them in prison we will fight back’
1. For more information, contact George Lavender 07783322752 or email email@example.com. On New Year’s Eve, friends, family and supporters of the Yarl’s Wood 3 came together outside Holloway Prison for a noisy demonstration of solidarity. Messages of support came from organisations and individuals in Britain, and around the world. In Sweden, a giant banner was hung in central Malmo, calling for ‘ Asylum for all in 2011′. indymedia3. A Facebook page for the campaign has been created4. Nick Clegg was widely criticized for ‘rebranding detention’5. For more information about Denise McNeil’s campaign, visit her NCADC campaign page6. Asylum seekers win new strength to fight after Yarl’s Wood hunger strike’
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