Kurds on hunger strike

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Five Alevi Kurdish men sleeping outside the Home Office last night, on the eleventh day of a hunger strike in protest at delays in considering their applications for asylum. The men have already been paid compensation after they were unlawfully deported from the UK by immigration officials when they first came to claim asylum in 1989. The Home Office was forced to bring them back for their claims to be properly considered. But four years on, the men remain separated from their wives and families in Turkey because the Home Office does not allow families to be runited until full refugee status is given.

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