Tuesday, October 31, 2006

UK to end separation of detained mothers, babies

Separation of detained mothers from breastfed babies to stop:
Immigration officials are to be ordered to stop separating breastfeeding mothers from their babies in the drive to deport failed asylum seekers after the government was told that the practice flouts UN conventions.

In August, Guardian Unlimited revealed that in at least two cases earlier this year mothers had been detained in immigration and removal centres away from their pre-weaned children.

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