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Ukraine must release Somali asylum-seekers

Headline Title:  Ukraine must release Somali asylum-seekers 19 January 2012 Amnesty International is calling on the Ukrainian authorities to release Somali nationals who are currently on hunger strike in protest at being detained for up to a year “for the purposes of deportation” following court orders issued in December last year. Approximately 60 Somali nationals – including possibly as many as 20 children – have joined the hunger strike in Zhuravichi Migrant Accommodation Centre in Western Ukraine, where they are currently being detained. They were rounded up by police at the end…

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