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Use of charter flights for mass expulsions from UK, December 2012 – April 2013
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The Home Office used 18 charter flights for deportations* in the 4 months from December 2012 to April 2013, a freedom of information request has revealed.
A total of 972 people were removed from the UK on these flights, including 73 women.
An alarmingly high number of Pakistani Nationals are being issued with Removal Directions (RDs) for charter flights, although over half of these tickets are canceled before departure. For example, 198 RDs were issued for a deportation to Pakistan on 26th March 2013, of which 85 went on the flight. It would be interesting to hear more from lawyers about the pressure that this volume of case-work creates…
Charter flights went to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria on a monthly basis.
There were less frequent…
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