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Asylum seeker deaths

Asylum seeker deaths

Demand for an inquiry into Red Road deaths

A CHARITY has written to the Lord Advocate demanding an inquiry into the deaths of three asylum seekers who jumped off a tower block.

Red Road to perdition

IT'S a bright sunny day and just through the doors of the Red Road flats there are two YMCA Glasgow ladies manning the concierge desk. Both are pictures of efficient bonhomie, croaking with laughter at a shared joke and then turning to greet visitors with a welcoming smile.

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Hundreds join march over tower block deaths

HUNDREDS of campaigners joined a march and rally yesterday in memory of three asylum-seekers who leapt from a tower block.

Fresh call for inquiry into asylum suicides

CAMPAIGNERS have stepped up their calls for a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of three asylum seekers who leapt from a tower block.

'Tragedy may let people see what's really going on'

PRECIOUS Mhango, a ten-year-old asylum seeker, had been saving her pocket money for weeks to buy her mum a special treat for Mother's Day.

MSP backs flat deaths inquiry call

AN MSP has today joined with the "traumatised community" in calling for an inquiry into the deaths of three asylum seekers at Glasgow's Red Road flats.

Gordon Brown sends condolences over deaths of Red Road flat refugees

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has sent his "sincere condolences" to the family and friends of three asylum seekers who died in an apparent suicide.

Triple suicide puts pressure on PM over asylum seekers

GORDON Brown will today be urged to improve the way asylum seekers with mental health issues are handled by authorities in the wake of the "exceptional tragedy" in which a Russian family took their own lives by jumping from a Glasgow tower block.

Border police asked: Were you banging on door when family leapt to deaths?

THREE asylum seekers who fell to their deaths from a block of high-rise flats in an apparent suicide pact were thought to have been a mother, father and son.

Death fall asylum trio 'faced order to leave UK'

THREE asylum seekers who fell to their deaths from the 15th floor of a Glasgow tower block were facing deportation, neighbours claimed last night.

Red Road flats, where survival is basic and bleak

THE bleak-looking, 26-storey Red Road flats are usually the first port of call when asylum-seekers arrive in Glasgow.

Move to help asylum seeker family cases

FAMILIES of asylum seekers could be given special leave to stay in Scotland if their children have become well integrated in their schools and local communities.

Asylum seeker who set fire to himself dies in hospital

A NEPALESE asylum seeker living in Edinburgh has died after setting himself on fire ahead of a court hearing.

Falun Gong asylum-seeker loses appeal to stay in UK

A FOLLOWER of the Falun Gong spiritual movement has been refused permission to remain in Scotland, and will be returned to China.

Police hunt attackers who left asylum seeker for dead

DETECTIVES are hunting an attacker who left a Chinese asylum seeker for dead in a housing estate.

Failed asylum seekers go to ground to keep children

A QUARTER of failed asylum seeker families threatened with having their children taken into care unless they returned home have gone underground, it emerged today.

Campaign hopes to bridge city's divides of every hue

A CAMPAIGN to challenge prejudice and discrimination in every walk of life was launched in Glasgow yesterday with an emphasis on confronting the city’s sectarian divide.

Sheriff slams 'sport' race attacks

A SHERIFF has criticised attacks on asylum seekers, claiming they are now being "committed for sport".

Asylum seeker's suspected suicide investigated

A POLICE investigation has been launched into the suspected suicide of an asylum seeker who was at a Lanarkshire detention centre.

Fury grows after Dungavel suicide

AN ASYLUM seeker has committed suicide at the controversial Dungavel detention centre, sparking fears that tensions there could erupt into violence.

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