There's no mention of food, or going out, or anything I'd usually blog about. It's about Human Rights.
This is Irina. You don't know her, and you probably never will, but her story is worth listening to, reading, and doing something about.
Irinaa is an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) activist. She is Russian and fled illegally, seeking refuge in the UK, in order to avoid the persecution gay rights activists suffer. In 2012 Irina received death threats from the Russian anti-extremist department. Her parent's house was raided, she was followed, and she was subjected to illegal arrests and police beatings. Apparently Britain seems to disagree with the fact Ira has a right to live in safe conditions; to avoid being persecuted for her beliefs.
She went for what she though was an initial interview on 6th December to the UKBA, and was detained with immediate effect via "fast-track." She now waits in Yarl's Wood for probable deportation back to Russia, where she will almost certainly be imprisoned, tortured and maybe even worse. Despite the complexity of her case, she is still on the "fast-track" case list and could be deported imminently. She needs to be removed from this immediately.
So, you may be asking, why am I writing about this? Well, you should be interested. And if you are, you should sign this petition:
You should also like this Facebook page:
If nothing else, it's nearly Christmas; do something for someone else.