Detention is a way to destroy people - detained migrants speak out
As protests spread inside the brutal centres where refugees are
locked up, current and former detainees tell Ken Olende the hell needs
Protesters gathered outside the Dungavel detention centre in Scotland last week to support hunger strikers inside
Anger and protests over the treatment of people detained in immigration detention centres are rising.Hunger strikes and protests have spread to many of the ten detention centres, including Dungavel near Glasgow.
One detainee in Dungavel told Socialist Worker, “People here are angry because they’ve been here so long. I was one of those refusing to eat. “I’ve been up for bail eight times.
The last time I went to court the judge said, ‘If I see this man again I’m just going to release him’.“That was a year and a half ago. Before I was detained I was in prison for three years. I got asylum in 2002. “I was living with my family, but we had problems and I ended up homeless. I started shoplifting. That was my crime. I stole £5 or £10 here and there. I didn’t kill anybody.“And now I have been held here for three years. “I’m slowly going mad. I’m talking to myself. I’m pulling my hair out. “I’m from Iran. The home office can’t get travel papers to deport me. My mum passed away before I was detained. If I could go to Iran don’t you think I would have gone back for her funeral?“I feel nobody cares about me or any of us. That’s why we protest.”……
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