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Friday, 23 January 2009 00:00
Although Luka Phiri was not deported on Thursday (15/01), he is still in detention in Dover Removal Centre. The Zimbabwe Association (ZA) reports that his MP's office has had no formal response to their representations. Luka's lawyer has put in an application for bail which will be heard on Wednesday, 28th January. We are hopeful he will be released.  The lawyer has also asked Becket House (Immigration)  to release Luka immediately, and said that they may put in an application against unlawful detention. Luka now has a working phone and a working pager (number 183) which can be accessed via the switchboard (01304 246400). For address of Dover Removal Centre, visiting hours and things you can do 

Address: Dover Removal Centre, The Citadel, Western Heights, Dover CT17 9DR
Tel: 01304 246400, Fax: 01304 246401. 

Visiting Luka  
Only 3 people maximum at any one time can visit. Bring ID plus 2 proofs of address. National Express runs a good coach service from Victoria Coach Station to Dover. Once in Dover it's a long walk up hill from the Western Docks and no buses go really near. Taxis cost £4.70

Dover Removal Centre Visiting Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8.40 – 11.25 and 1.40 – 4.25
Sat / Sun: 8.40 – 10.55 and 2 – 4.25
Evening visits: Mon & Wed, 6.30 – 7.55  

Things you can do:
Write to: Phil Woolas, MP, Minister of State (Borders & Immigration), Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF ­OR Phil Woolas MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Then send a copy of the letter to your MP. To find your MP, click: or and type in your post code.  You can write to your MP c/o House of Commons. 

Letters are far more effective that emails but for speed you may want to email as well. For Phil Woolas use: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it + Fax: 020 7035 4745. Your MP's emails & fax numbers should be available via:   There are also contact details for the Home Office Press Office on this link:     



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