I am detained in Colnbrook. I have been here 3 months. I’m an educated person. I’m detained here unlawfully. We had a peaceful protest- and we made our point. And we are waiting for a reasonable answer. Because you know, we have a really shameful condition. A lot of people are in this condition and we are detained here unlawfully.
We have a slogan: Persecution is less than the mental abuse that influences completely the health state of each detainee here, however everyone believes we can continually overcome the situation by our peaceful protest and address the message to everybody responsible about this unfavourable position.
We made a letter and the point of grievance, and everyone signed this letter. We sent it to European Court. We sent it to every organisation where we could have a reasonable answer. The European court have answered- they advised us to open- for each of the signatories- to apply to the court on their own behalf.
We want to make it peaceful. We want to challenge this unlawful detention.
We are willing to make hunger strike from Monday in Colnbrook- and everybody is going to share with us this protest. There are more than 400 of us.
The relationship between Home Office and the detainee is like the slave master and the slave- this is the problem. And also the case workers lie about individual cases, and doctor cases to make them suitable for deportation- this is the problem.
These people- they don’t understand. They are not detained here so they don’t understand the situation.
Already we made a point of grievance and we solicit a reasonable answer from the Home Office, and we are waiting for a reasonable.
It is worse than prison…it’s worse than prison.
You know today- the manager they lock up the door to the yard. They are scared that the other detainees will provoke us. They are not complying- it is our right to have fresh air from 9 o’clock to 4 o’clock.
They are provoking us. Everybody is suffering here because of unreasonable time of detention- because nobody knows when they are releasing us. There have been several reports of the impact on mental health of detention.