Death in Oakington immigration prison, Thursday 14th April

At 4am on Thursday 15th April a 40 year-old Kenyan man detained at Oakington immigration prison near Cambridge died after being refused medical care by G4S staff.

There were day-long protests and a stand-off between detainees and police following the death. More than 180 detainees broke through the gates of one of the detention centre's compounds and occupied a courtyard, preventing police and coroners officials entering the room where the man's body lay. 60 of the "ringleaders" of the protest have now been moved to other detention centres and prisons.

There was a very similar incident in France in June 2008, when a man in Vincennes immigration prison near Paris died after the authorities refused him medical attention. Read more about this here.

Cambridge Migrant Solidarity have called a solidarity demo outside Oakington this Sunday, 18th April, between 12 noon and 2pm. More details here.