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Serco urged to stop ‘inhumane’ evictions of asylum seekers in Glasgow

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Housing provider is expected to enter first premises and change locks in next few daysA coalition of refugee and housing charities in Scotland is urging Serco to halt the “inhumane” eviction of hundreds of refused asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow and change the locks.Amid a desperate flurry of litigation aimed at preventing hundreds of asylum seekers in the city being made destitute, Fiona McPhail, principal solicitor at Shelter Scotland, said: “We are convinced that lock-change evictions due to be carried out by Serco are illegal and should not be going ahead … We call upon Serco to halt lock-change evictions until the law is clarified in ongoing litigation.” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/09/charities-urge-serco-to-stop-inhumane-asylum-seekers-evictions

Author : Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

Publish date : 2019-07-09 17:13:59

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