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Escape from Hong Kong to Bristol: 3 protestors speak out on police brutality and life in exile

They are keeping the spirit of the pro-democracy protest movement alive - and wondering whether they'll ever go home.

Local politicians, unions and organisations reject Government's new 'anti-refugee' immigration law

Bristol History Podcast: Dr. Edson Burton In Conversation

Reports

A morning with activists taking direct action against immigration enforcement

The group said the action was in response to the "institutional racism of the government's hostile environment policy".

Investigations

Revealed: NHS under fire for steep increase in charging migrants for healthcare

Ideas and Action

Ken Macharia not detained after asylum refusal

A community fights for asylum justice

Bristol Bison rugby player Ken Macharia speaks about his experience of detention, as the system comes under the spotlight.

Long read: Two years after Kamil Ahmad's murder, there is cause for hope and anger

Disabled asylum seekers have faced appalling injustices for too long – action is needed.

Previously unseen interview with murdered asylum seeker Kamil Ahmad

In this short film, Kamil Ahmad speaks of his experiences as an asylum seeker in the UK four years before he was murdered.

Kamil Ahmad’s death ‘avoidable’, review finds

A safeguarding review into the murder of Kamil Ahmad says his death could have been avoided with better communication between services.

Bristol activist could face life in prison for stopping deportation flight

Today is the first day of trial for 15 activists, including Bristol woman, who grounded deportation flight last year.

Plans to deport rough sleepers ruled illegal

Council plans to work with the government’s Immigration Enforcement to detain and remove European rough sleepers from the UK has been thrown into doubt.

Bristol's changing hostels in the age of Brexit

“In the ten years I’ve been working in the Backpackers, I’ve never experienced a situation like this.” Hostel workers on the impact of Brexit.

This is how many Bristol rough sleepers will be 'removed' from UK

Documents obtained by the Cable show the council plans for removing immigrant rough sleepers

Video: Behind the murder of Kamil Ahmad

The Cable spoke to Adil Jaifar, a translator and friend of Kamil, to find out how the disabled Kurdish asylum seeker fell through the gaps...

Revealed: Council already reporting homeless to Immigration Enforcement

Joint operations between the council and Immigration Enforcement have been ongoing for at least two years

From politics to potatoes: real views and stories from Bristol refugees and asylum seekers

From politics to potatoes: real views and stories from Bristol refugees and asylum seekers. People listened to the recordings while looking at the objects the...

A never-ending journey

What can history teach us about how we got here and where we go next? The Journey to Justice project aims to find out by...

Council to work with immigration enforcement to deport rough sleepers

New funding targets individuals for detention.

A picture of Somalis in Bristol

An intimate look at one of Bristol’s biggest communities.

Refugee return policy "an insult to the Geneva Convention"

There is anger in Bristol at what is being seen as yet another attack on refugees in the UK.

Pride against all odds

A culture of disbelief towards LGBT asylum seekers means the safety and acceptance provided by support groups like Bristol Pride Without Borders is vital.

Legal aid cuts keeping refugee families apart

A systemic squeeze is making it far harder for people fleeing violence and oppression to reunite with loved ones.

Bristol projects breaking down borders

What do Bristolian social workers, herbalists, and circus performers have in common? Using their skills to to provide direct aid to refugees, in border zones...