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Human rights campaigners in Bristol pay tribute to Kamil Ahmad who was brutally murdered after suffering racist abuse.
Ahmad was one of the participants of the Disability Mural that brought to light the struggles faced by disabled asylum seekers, amongst them, RAPAR members Manjeet Kaur and Mary Adenugba.
Now the mural will grace the walls of Bristol City Hall in remembrance of both Kamil Ahmad and Bijan Ebrahimi who were both murdered in brutal racist attacks.
“By putting the artwork on the walls of City Hall I hope it sends a message that their lives mattered.” - Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bistol
Both the case of Ahmad and Ebrahimi showed that though both had been the victims of serious racist abuse, deep systematic failings and institutional racism meant that the authorities failed to protect both Kamil and Bijan resulting in their murders.
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Guardian journalist John Harris has written a hard hitting article about the appalling housing conditions in which many people who are seeking asylum are forced to live. His piece helps to demonstrate why companies such as G4S and Serco, which also run detention centres, should not be given contracts for asylum housing in the UK.
John also visited the RAPAR office and spoke to some of our members who have been forced into destitution by the asylum system.
Read his article here - the interviews at RAPAR are covered in the final part of the article.