Interview with former Yarl’s Wood detainee and asylum seeker Aderonke Apata

'It is an indefinite thing, you do not know when you will be released'

May 6, 2014
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In this moving interview with Novara Media, human rights activist and lesbian asylum seeker Aderonke Apata describes her experience of being detained in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Apata’s story is a testament to the brutal and dehumanising treatment experienced by asylum seekers in the UK, which has some of the world’s strictest asylum laws. Apata is currently under threat of deportation from the UK back to Nigeria, where Gay and Lesbian people are politically persecuted, imprisoned and murdered for being LGBT.

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