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My name is Mariam and I am seeking safety in the UK. Please share my story using #SetHerFree
I had to flee from Somalia because I belonged to a minority tribe that was suffering war and rape. We fled to Kenya, but it was not safe for us there either and I ended up being taken to the UK.

I had never left my home country before. Coming to the UK was a whole new world for me. I thought I would be safe because the travel took a long time so I knew I was going far away from the problems and I would now be far away from my perpetrators.

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Welcome to the @4refugeewomen takeover of the @EverydaySexism account! Tonight three women will share their stories of what it is like to be locked up in immigration detention.

Join the conversation by using #SetHerFree
Near Bedford, on an industrial estate that was a former military research facility, there is a detention centre for women called #YarlsWood.

Here, over 1500 women who have come to the UK to escape persecution are locked up each year.

There is no time limit on immigration detention in the UK, so women can be locked up for weeks, months or even years.

The UK is the only country in Europe with no time limit on detention. This is a human rights scandal.

#SetHerFree #Time4aTimeLimit
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Please read this by @helenlewis
Have literally spent all of this morning working on a case like the one she speaks of. Yarl's Wood is a terrible place for vulnerable women
2/ By the way, I don't think the answer is to shut down all Immigration Removal Centres. I don't think any European state has no immigration detention. But the UK remains the *only* state in Europe to have no limit on the length of time a person can be detained for removal
3/ That is the villain in this piece - although centres themselves are also terribly run. But if there was e.g. a 3-month time limit then it would hugely focus minds and ensure that people aren't just left to rot fo years or literally forgotten about for months as can happen
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Here we are at the #LibertyAGM getting ready for a day of camaraderie and civil liberties!
The essence of a great #LibertyAGM: tea and voting.
I resisted the temptation to offer an emergency motion to resolve @libertyhq staff’s conflicting opinions about Amal Clooney’s #RoyalWedding dress. #LibertyAGM
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