Dr Paul Hamilton Released

We are happy to confirm that Dr Paul Hamilton was released a few hours ago, on Wednesday afternoon 27 January 2016, from the Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre and headed home to Stratford-upon-Avon to recuperate and prepare his journey to the United States after 10 days of detainment.

Despite this positive turn of events, this case raises serious issues about the status of many non-EU professionals and students and how the Home Office deals with them. An open letter will be published tomorrow in The Times airing these concerns signed by fellow scholars. [The letter in full.]

On behalf of Paul and his friends and collaborators here at Kingston Shakespeare, a heartfelt thank you for the overwhelming support everyone has shown. The great variety of people who supported Timo Uotinen’s piece (names are still being added) demonstrates the importance of having a clear, transparent, fair and humane immigration system. Paul is lucky to have had so much support but there are many who are not in such a fortunate position. The story will not end here…


Here are links to articles on this case:

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3 Responses to Dr Paul Hamilton Released

  1. Pingback: Shameful Start to Shakespeare 400: Dr Paul Hamilton Arrested and Held by UK Immigration | Kingston Shakespeare Seminar

  2. Pingback: Open Letter on the Detention of Dr Paul Hamilton | Kingston Shakespeare Seminar

  3. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    Thank goodness for that! So Sanity had only just taken a short coffee break and not emigrated. For a short while I was checking our house for telescreens and to see if the chocolate ration had been increased from 75gms to 50gms


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