Bishop of Croydon urges government to end indefinite detention of migrants

Anglican Bishop of Croydon Jonathan Clark is backing a campaign calling for an end to the indefinite detention of migrants.

The campaign is being led by Citizens UK, the alliance of civil society organisations.

“Detaining people indefinitely in prison-like conditions without judicial oversight is unjust, ineffective and inhumane,” Bishop Clark told the Independent. "That’s why [we] are calling on people of goodwill across the country to join them in taking this issue to their parliamentary candidates in the UK general election.”

Bishop Clark, who chairs the Churches Refugee Network, added: “We will ask politicians to pledge their support for a time limit on the detention of adults – and to work with us to make it happen.”

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