Lorin Sulaiman was held in a detention centre
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Pledge to end child asylum detention next May

The Government has promised to stop detaining the children of failed asylum seekers by next May.

Families will stay in secure housing while they wait to be deported - but children will be allowed out with minders.

The news was confirmed at a press conference held in London and attended by the deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

It heard from Lorin Sulaiman who fled Syria with her mother and sister and sought asylum in the UK. She described how terrifying it had been for her, as a young teenager, to be held in a detention centre.

  • 16 Dec 2010
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