Vigil in memory of young asylum seeker stabbed to death in Glasgow - Refugee Council
August 13, 2001

Vigil in memory of young asylum seeker stabbed to death in Glasgow

A vigil will take place today to commemorate Firsat Yildiz, a 22-year Turkish Kurd, who was stabbed to death last week whilst returning home to his flat in Sighthill, Glasgow. The housing estate accommodates around 15,000 asylum seekers placed there as part of the Government’s dispersal policy. The death of the young man is thought to be the result of an unprovoked racist attack.

Participants in the vigil will be, amongst others, the Refugee Council, the National Assembly Against Racism, TGWU Textile branch, and several Kurdish groups.

4-6pm
Outside the Home Office
50 Queen Anne’s Gate
London SW1 (nearest tube St James’ Park).

Read the Refugee Council’s response to the death of Firsat Yildiz.