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The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has expressed dismay over the sentencing of Russian opposition politician and activist Aleksei Navalny, and urged the Russian authorities to release scores of his supporters arrested during rallies protesting his detention.
Imagine my lack of shock at finding out that Nigel Farage either does not know, or does not care – quite possibly both – the facts related to asylum seekers in the UK, deportations, International Law, or Human Rights.
With the news Priti Patel is looking to reduce prison sentence required before deportation, it seems appropriate to remind everyone that we are talking about people's lives. People you may know. Everyone deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. Deportation goes against that.
Asylum seekers cannot be penalised for their manner of entry. Not to mention that it is illegal to intercept and return refugees without hearing their cases.