Sisters Uncut

Taking direct action for domestic violence services.

Stop the deportation of Beverley and her son!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Guest post by No Borders Women and Non Binary Folk

On Monday, the Home Office Enforcement Team, working alongside Police Scotland, raided the house of a mother and her young son. They were assaulted and forcibly removed from their home.

Beverley Vaanda Kanjii is a Namibian woman who has lived in Glasgow, with her 14 year old son, since 2013. A survivor of forced marriage, and of verbal and physical abuse on account of her sexuality, she fled to the UK in search of asylum and safety.

She did not find it. Having fled one type of violence in Namibia, in the UK she found another. State violence is just as dangerous as male violence, and we stand in solidarity with sisters resisting ALL types of violence.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has the right to refuse carrying ANY passenger, for any reason they deem valid. It says so on their website:


The Carrier may refuse to transport Passengers and their Baggage, if one or more of the following cases has occurred or is likely to occur:

(a) Carrier in its reasonable discretion determines that such action is necessary in order to comply with any applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state or country to be flown from, into or over.

(b) The Passenger has expressed himself in such a way or displayed such behaviour that (i) doubt exists with respect to safety and/or (ii) the Carrier, its crew and/or ground staff, its aircraft/assets and/or property, its services (including any loyalty programme of the Carrier) or its Passengers has suffered any damage, either direct or indirect. Such expression or behaviour includes the use of threatening, abusive or insulting language towards ground staff or crew and Passengers threatening to endanger or who have already endangered the safety of one or more persons, goods or the aircraft itself (which includes those who make a hoax bomb threat.

(c) The Passenger’s physical or mental state, including any condition caused by the consumption of alcohol or the use of drugs or medication, could present discomfort, a hazard or risk to themselves, the other Passengers, the crew or property.

We need your help to pressure KLM airlines to stop this racist, sexist, and immoral deportation.

Find out how to do this here.