G4S AGM faces protests over removals

The Justice for Jimmy Mubenga protests arrives at the Home Office, November 2010

On Thursday G4S will be holding their AGM. The Jimmy Mubenga Campaign have called for a protest at the meeting.

Readers will recall we reported the protest to the Home Office back in November last year which called for justice for Jimmy and an inquiry into both his death and more generally the practice of forced removals.

There has been no enquiry or prosecution of the security guards working for G4S who killed Jimmy, or any discernable change in policy regulating removals.

G4S subsequently lost the contract for Home Office removals from the UK, with rival firm Reliance winning the business, but Security Guards with experience in removals were recruited by Reliance, many of them having previously worked for G4S. The Guardian reported in February that G4S were repeatedly warned of the dangers of using the restraint techniques that killed Jimmy, but those same techniques were used “with the tacit approval” of senior managers.

olympics

G4S retains around £600m of contracts with government departments and is responsible for security at Brook, Dungavel and Tinsley Houses (all immigration removal centres), youth facilities around the country and will be responsible for security at the London 2012 Olympics.

Come along and show your opposition to unaccountable private police forces in the UK

Demonstrate:

Thursday 19th May from 1:30 pm to 2:30pm

Ironmonger Hall, Shaftesbury Place

London   EC2Y 8AA

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Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants is a key campaigning voice in the field of immigration, asylum and nationality law and policy. It is completely independent from government funding, remaining entirely free from government influence. View all posts by jcwi

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