October 2015

23
Oct
2015
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As Turkish police murder Kurds, companies still make a profit

Hundreds of people have been killed by the Turkish police and military in north Kurdistan since Turkey's general election in June. While people around the world watch the actions of the Turkish police force with horror, military companies are cashing in.

Published below is a list of companies which supply weapons and equipment to the Turkish police, many of which are based in the UK.


21
Oct
2015

Doctor: detainee healthcare 'unsafe' and 'alarming'

A doctor told an inquest jury yesterday how the healthcare department at a detention centre was so unsafe that she stopped working there.

Dr Farrah Jarral told the jury at West London Coroner’s court that she had worked as a locum GP at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (a stone’s throw from Heathrow Airport) in January 2013.

Harmondsworth’s healthcare wing, run by private medical company Primecare, was “extremely basic, staffing wise and facility wise”, said Dr Jarral. She witnessed several “alarming” incidents. “It feels like a prison,” she said.

Dr Jarral was particularly concerned when she saw 84 year old Alois Dvorzak in the detention centre on 30 January 2013. She warned the Home Office that it was “entirely inappropriate for an elderly frail man like that to be in detention”.

Dvorzak died on 10 February 2013. When Dr Jarral read about his death in the media, she was “devastated”.


02
Oct
2015
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Arms fair organiser operating at a massive loss

Clarion, the company which organises the biannual DSEI arms fair in London's docklands has been operating at a massive loss. The international trade exhibition organiser declared a loss of £22 million during 2014 following a £41 million loss the previous year.