News November 2007


23 November 2007

13 year old Meltem Avcil & her mother to be released from Yarlswood

In a successful campaign led by Positive Action in Housing, we maintained close contact with Meltem and her mother, we successfully lobbied the then Children’s Commissioner, Sir Al Aynsley-Green, to take a personal interest. We organised a UK-wide letter-writing campaign and highlighted what was happening in the press. The publicity led to Meltem and her mother being released and the charity Women for Refugee Women, journalist Natasha Walters, and actress Juliet Christie getting involved. We are incredibly proud of helping The family to be released.

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