Protecting human rights in childbirth

Shocking report into use of force on pregnant immigration detainees

The Guardian has reported today on the UK Borders Agency refusal to stop its security contractors (the notorious G4S) using force to remove pregnant women from the UK. Pregnant women have reported being mistreated by G4S staff – including being pushed in the stomach and dragged around the floor.

The Prison Inspectorate reported on mistreatment in October and recommended that the use of force ceased.

Medical Justice, a charity investigating healthcare abuses in immigration detention, is doing great work about the treatment of pregnant women detainees.

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