UK’s asylum system abuses women’s dignity
29 April 2019 | 11:32 am
Following last year’s hunger strike by women asylum-seeker detainees in Yarl’s Wood in the UK, DW looks at the impact of the country’s immigration policy. Marianna Karakoulaki reports from London.
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