26 March 2019
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, has responded to the inquest into the death of Tarek Chowdhury at Colnbrook detention centre.
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, said:
“It is devastating to see deep failures in the UK’s barbaric detention system are costing people’s lives. It is a stain on our national conscience that the UK is the only country in Europe to lock people up in detention centres without a time limit. It is time for root and branch reform of our broken immigration system – starting with these brutal detention centres. The Government must commit to a 28 day time limit for detention as a first step towards ending detention for good and building a more humane, community based system.”