Juliet Stevenson and Shami Chakrabarti speak out after abuse of women inmates is revealed in Channel 4 documentary

The largest protest staged against Britain’s most notorious immigration removal centre took place on Saturday, as campaigners denounced Yarl’s Wood as an “abomination” that should be closed immediately.

More than 400 protesters gathered outside the centre in Bedfordshire, where a similar number of women are incarcerated. The vast majority of inmates are failed asylum seekers who have committed no crime.

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