27-year-old Khadija Shah and her baby daughter Malaika are currently being held in the notorious Adiala jail in Pakistan. Khadija is from Birmingham, and was heavily pregnant when she was arrested for alleged drug offences in May 2012.
After Reprieve took up her case, Khadija was spared a death sentence, but she and baby Malaika remain behind bars.
“Khadija was asked to carry the bags by the person she thought was her boyfriend, a British national, and who brought her to Pakistan, and she has given the authorities his details. The anti-narcotics force seems only interested in picking up the carriers – women and children – and it isn’t going after the big fish.”
Shahzad Akbar, Reprieve Fellow and Khadija’s lawyer
by: Movement for Justice
Shut Down Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
End systematic abuse – including sexual abuse – & the denial of human rights.
We Demand a Full Public Inquiry into Yarl’s Wood IRC
Women detainees and ex-detainees have been coming forward to speak out about the abuse they suffered and witnessed, and to demand redress. The racist and sexist regime, of legal, psychological and physical abuse which women frequently describe as mental torture at Yarl’s Wood, has been covered up for far too long.
The women imprisoned in Yarl’s Wood are systematically set up for abuse by the fact that they are treated as liars, who must prove themselves truthful whilst being detained indefinitely.
provided by: Evelyn Case
published: 2nd August 2011
Statement from case profile:
On the morning of June 11, 2001, on a quiet suburban Kansas City street, twenty-two-year-old Byron Case was dragged from his bed by a tactical police unit.
He did not know it at the time, but he was being arrested for murder. Led to a waiting Sheriff’s car in handcuffs, the only reply he got to his repeated questions was stern silence.
In the ten years following the murder of Anastasia WitbolsFeugen and subsequent suicide of her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Justin Bruton, much speculation has been made regarding the circumstances surrounding both of their tragic, untimely deaths.