Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Kurdish Turk commits suicide while in UK custody

Britain's asylum system is under heavy criticism again following the suicide of a Kurdish Turk who was being held in custody for months with no bail. Ramazan Camlica, 19, took his own life after being refused bail three times. Camlica was found hanging in his cell at Campsfield House in Oxfordshire, early on Monday. Apparently the detainee had been at the centre so long, approximately 5 - 7 months, that he was awarded his own room, which gave him opportunity to hang himself from the hinge of the door. This period of detention is not usual said Kurdish community leaders living in the UK as only those facing imminent deportation are supposed to be detained.

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