‘Women Deserving Refuge’ by Cristel
Amiss published in The Times, 14 July 1998, Shockingly, this article,- written 20 years ago,
could have been written today . . . “asylum
seekers are detained without time limit, adequate legal representation,
healthcare or counselling . . . Recently after our eleventh-hour intervention,
a young woman, who fled rape and threat of female genital mutilation, was
granted residency after spending almost a year in detention . . .