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Laura Smith

RT 'banned' from visiting Harmondsworth for 2 months, guard says
In theory, anyone can go into an immigration detention centre to visit an inmate. Although they look like prisons, they differ in that you don't have to have a visiting order; if the inmate wants to see you, you can go in.

19.03.2015 13:38

‘UK detention center is a prison’ – hunger striker’s relative
People familiar with the conditions at immigration removal centers in the UK have described them as “proper prisons” with abominable conditions such as lack of medical care, physical abuse and illegal indefinite detentions.

14.03.2015 04:10

Hunger strike in UK immigration detention center spreads
Hundreds of asylum seekers at UK immigration detention centers are on hunger strike over sub-standard housing conditions in several facilities.

12.03.2015 17:53

Assange's extradition order upheld by Swedish Court of Appeal
Sweden's Court of Appeal announced on Thursday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest warrant will be upheld by the Scandinavian state. Assange's lawyer said shortly after his client will take take his case to Sweden's Supreme Court.

20.11.2014 11:57

Scots lose pound if they vote ‘yes’ to independence in September - Osborne
An independent Scotland will not be able to use the pound as its currency, Britain’s finance minister George Osborne warned on Thursday, seven months before Scots vote on a referendum which could end their 307-year union with the UK.

13.02.2014 07:29

UK schools fingerprinted over 800K children, third without parental consent - watchdog
​Schools in the UK used biometric technology to gather the fingerprints of over 800,000 pupils between 2012 and 2013, a watchdog has found. In 31 percent of schools, children were roped into giving their fingerprints without parental consent.

11.01.2014 11:29

‘Taking food from the hungry’: UK govt rejects EU food bank subsidy
Britain’s Conservative government is facing a wave of criticism for refusing up to $36 million in EU food aid. The decision has prompted accusations the government is sacrificing the needs of the poor in favor of championing an “anti-EU ideology.”

19.12.2013 04:44

License to frack: UK govt to radically expand shale gas test drilling
The UK government is planning to open up thousands of square miles of countryside to fracking in spite of mass protests, UK media report. Local communities will be offered 100,000 pounds for every shale gas well where test drilling is conducted.

17.12.2013 04:41

Trading in repression: Activists slam 'whitewash' probe into UK-Gulf arms deals
Anti-weapons trade groups are up in arms after a UK inquiry said there would be no advantage in stopping weapon sales to Gulf states. The report claims there is no evidence British weapons were being used in “internal repression.”

22.11.2013 08:41

‘People at top of society are to blame for crisis, not immigrants’
People need to turn their anger against those really responsible for the economic crisis and its consequences, i.e. politicians and businessmen, not against immigrants who only benefit Britain, the Socialist Workers Party’s Charlie Kimber told RT.

14.11.2013 12:56

Iraq 2013: Deadliest year since 2008 with 7,000+ killed
With over 7,000 civilian casualties so far, 2013 has already become the deadliest year in Iraq since 2008. In its new project, a timeline of the violence, RT brings the sad record into the spotlight.

08.11.2013 03:34

‘We say no to shale gas’: World unites against fracking
Activists from 26 countries participated in around 250 protests on Saturday to demonstrate against fracking technologies, which they say contaminate groundwater and hasten climate change.

19.10.2013 23:59