News in Brief

After the anti-deportation group Detention Action began legal proceedings against the Home Office, everyone in the overcrowded asylum-seeker processing centre in Manston, Kent, was moved to hotel accommodation by 22 November.

Earlier, on 6 November, hundreds of protestors from the Action Against Detention and Deportation coalition demonstrated outside the former RAF barracks.

Manston was only supposed to hold up to 1,600 people at a time, for a maximum of 24 hours each, while their claims were processed. It was instead holding over 4,000 people, many for weeks.

One death in Manston on 19 November may have been caused by diphtheria.

Topics: Refugees