[noborders-brum] [Fwd: Re: URGENT: birmingham no borders]

Shiar shiar at riseup.net
Sun Dec 18 00:00:17 UTC 2005

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Subject: Re: URGENT: birmingham no borders
From:    "sara b" <sara_b37 at hotmail.com>
Date:    Sat, December 17, 2005 5:32 am
To:      shiar at riseup.net

Hi Shiar,

We managed to find surety's and accommodation for Amanda - the woman I
emailed you about before, but now we're looking for one more surety for
another woman, Tambudzai, also in Birmingham.  Would you be able to forward
this to your list again?

Also, more generally, people from London No Borders have set up a support
working group, and we've been visiting  people in Yarl's Wood detention
centre in Bedford, and trying to help people get good lawyers, bail surety's
etc to get out of detention.  Most bail hearings for people in Yarl's Wood
are in Birmingham, and we really need more help with this kind of work.  Can
Birmingham No Borders perhaps discuss if any of you can offer any help,
either visiting people, going to bail hearings, making a list of people you
know in Birmingham who would be up for being sureties?


Tambudzai Kombe, a woman from Zimbabwe, is currently held in Tinsley House
Detention Centre, after a deportation attempt by the Home Office this week,
was cancelled at the last minute, after having to prove she was Zimbabwean
rather than Malawian.

Tambudzai is hoping to apply for a bail hearing as soon as possible but
urgently needs to find 2 bail sureties, if possible in the Birmingham area,
where she has accommodation. The hearing is likely to be in the next couple
of weeks (but obviously not on bank holidays etc).  If you can help, please
contact Alex on 07944 135 617 or at michael_bakunin at hotmail.com

For more info on bail sureties & the court process see:
particularly pages 24-28.


>From: "Shiar" <shiar at riseup.net>
>To: "sara b" <sara_b37 at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: URGENT: birmingham no borders
>Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 07:08:59 -0800 (PST)
>Hi Sara,
>I'm not sure what's the probmlem with your confirmation. Maybe you should
>try again. Sorry about that.
>Anyway, I've forwarded your e-mail to the list, but also to other people
>who might be able to help out, e.g. Birmingham Anti-Racis Campaign.
>Best reagrds,
> > Hi,
> >
> > I tried to subscribe to the Birmingham No Borders list but when I tried
> > reply to the confirmation email it kept failing.
> >
> > I'm actually from London No Borders and I wanted to subscribe to the
> > because I urgently need help trying to find a bail surety in the
> > W.Midlands
> > area for a woman in Yarl's Wood detention centre.
> >
> > The woman is Amanda Sibiya from Zimbabwe.  She is 19.  Amanda can't be
> > deported to Zimbabwe at the moment as there was a recent court ruling
> > against all deportations to Zimbabwe (although the government is trying
> > overturn this).  Most Zimbabweans have been released from detetion, but
> > Amanda and another woman came to UK via South Africa, so they remain in
> > detention as the home office was trying to deport them there, though
> > now looks unlikely as South Afica would immediately deport them to
> > Zimbabwe.
> >   Both have been on a hunger srtike since 1st November, and have been
> > transferred to hospital this week, where their beds are surrounded by
> > guards.
> >
> > Amanda is likely to get bail but needs a second surety in W.Midlands
> > and also an accommodation address.  The bail hearing cannot be booked
> > until
> > these things are in place and will take up to 2 weeks to arrange. As
> > Amanda
> > has not eaten for 39 days, this is very urgent.
> >
> > The bail surety would be a person who lives in W.Midlands and is able to
> > attend court in Birmingham.  They would need to be able to prove they
> > about £500 in the bank either by bank statements or payslips.
> >
> > Amanda also needs temporary accommodation until she can find a
> > place to stay.  This would need to be an all-female household, in
> > W.Midlands
> > and the person she is staying with would also need to come to court with
> > proof of address such as a tenanacy agreement.
> >
> > If you or your group can help in any way please contact me urgently on
> > 07986
> > 075 829 or at sara_b37 at hotmail.com
> >
> > For more info on bail sureties and accommodation & the court process
> > http://www.biduk.org/pdf/bail_notebook/notebook_part_1_jan_2004.pdf
> > particularly pages 24-28.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Sara
> >
> >
> >


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