Refugees: Jerusalem, and New Jerusalem

17 May 2008 | Faith & Society

Cruel hope is what Manuel Bravo was given when an immigration officer came to him in Leeds one September morning. The officer said he would help, and returned the next day with seven other officers and a battering ram ... That night, at Yarl's Wood, awaiting deportation back to Angola, Manuel left his 13 year old son Antonio, tied a sheet to a metal banister and hanged himself. Speech at the Fifth Annual Conference, Churches' Refugee Network, in Birmingham.

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