A group of refugees and asylum-seekers from Glasgow have set up a new campaign called Refugees for Justice in response to the deep wounds the city has suffered as a direct result of inhumane treatment of people who seek asylum in the UK.
"We are grieving for Glasgow, for the lives that have been lost, for our fellow citizenswho have sustained awful injuries,for our fellow refugees and asylum seekers, for our City. But we saw this coming. We saw this coming, and this makes the pain unbearable. We are a group of refugeesand asylum seekersin Glasgow, with a simple, but very important question, to which we demand full answer: Why did the tragedy of Glasgow Park Inn Hotel happen? "
The campaign was set up by Ako Zada, Dylan Fotoohi, Olivia Ndoti, Pinar Aksu and Roza Salih, along with others who have an outstanding asylum claim wish to remain anonymousi n order to reduce the risk of a negative impact on their asylum case with the Home Office.
More information (including a full manifesto) can be found on the Refugees for Justice website. They are inviting support from individuals and organisations (contact details in the manifesto). SACC supports Refugees for Justice and we urge others to do the same.