Friday, November 15, 2013

Decision to keep mentally ill Nigerian man in immigration detention centre seen as part of hardline approach by ministers

An aerial view of a 2006 protest at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre, where the Nigerian man is being held. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ifa Muaza, 45, sleeps on a mattress on the floor at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre near Heathrow. Staff are afraid he would fall out of a normal bed. He speaks in a whisper and takes long pauses between words. He arrived in Britain seven years ago from Maiduguri in the northeast of  Nigeria.....READ FULL STORY

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