Networking

Meeting with Tim Farron, president of Liberal Democratic Party

On 28 April, RR met with Tim Farron, president of Liberal Democratic Party and stressed that the UK government should put more pressure to stop the bloodshed in Syria by all means necessary.

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Meeting with Refugee Action Manchester

Meeting with Refugee Action Manchester

RR met with this refugee-supporting organization on 15 April and discussed how we can help Syrian newcomers to the UK. We were also given some information about the most vulnerable 500 refugees programme.

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Meeting with Nasir Hafezi

Mr Hafezi is a qualified solicitor, accredited police station representative and criminal court duty solicitor and advocate. RR met with him on 10 April to discuss several issues of importance to the community like airport stops and checks for Syrians and how to provide legal advice for Syrians.

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Meeting with Sir Peter Fahy

Meeting with Sir Peter Fahy

On 4 April, RR met with the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and head of ‘Prevent’ Programme, Sir Peter Fahy. RR raised issues regarding airport security checks and police visits to Syrian homes. Both parties expressed their wish to address concerns shared by the Syrian community.

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Meeting with RAPAR

RR met with RAPAR (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research) on 23 March and discussed issues pertaining to the Syrian community such as the bank account closure campaign and the best ways to deal with the police. RAPAR suggested organizing a know-your-rights workshop in the near future for the Syrian community by the Northern Police Monitoring Project

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