[Statement made just after midnight Friday 23rd February 2018]
They called her, she went to the unit office and then they locked her inside. When they locked her inside, that’s how they took her. That’s how they do it, they wait until it’s the middle of the night when no-one’s around, and then they take you.
We heard screams and everyone came out. We were seeing her screaming, screaming, screaming, and an officer was standing in front of the door. Eventually, they took some white paper to cover the window in the door. Whilst she was in there she had a panic attack, she couldn’t breathe. They called the nurses and other officers, it was an emergency. The officer was telling her ‘RELAX, TRY TO BREATHE, TRY TO BREATHE!’
One of the detainees could see her on the floor and started saying ‘SHE’S DYING, SHE’S DYING!’ The nurses came and tried to chase us back to our rooms. She was still in the room and officers were still there, and tried to chase us back to our rooms. We didn’t go, we stayed there.
She had first aid and they put her in a wheelchair. One of us asked them where they are taking her; they said ‘we’re taking her for further treatment.’ We told them ‘you can’t deport her, she’s sick.’ They said they won’t, they’re going to take her to hospital. Now we haven’t seen her and we don’t know where she is. We’ll find out tomorrow if they deported her.