Thursday 2 August 2012

Koniagi Camara in detention

On Wednesday 18th July, Koniagi Camara was detained
while signing at Trinity police station
 Camara playing scrabble at this years Refugee Week event in Queen Square.
Camara is an active member of the Refugee Welcome Centre in Bristol, probably most known for his sharp scrabble skills, but he has many other talents. Recently he did a radio interview before the demonstration listen, and has participated in the City of Sanctuary organising process, including co-leading a participatory research session with the asylum seeking community.  He is a much loved and respected member of our community.
He is being held at Colnbrook Detention Centre, near Heathrow and has removal directions for Saturday 11th August to The Gambia. He fled The Gambia, from persecution there and his life would be at risk if he was returned against his will. 
For those of you who know him, please write a short letter of support; how you know him, what your connection with him is, what you remember about him. Letters of should be signed and include his HO ref; L1175562. Letters are more effective if accompanied by a photocopy/scan of your photo ID. This can be done the Welcome Centre at Malcolm X. Please give into reception or send to


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