About

The statements that appear on Detained Voices are the stories, experiences and demands made by people held in immigration detention centres in the UK or those who have family members or partners in detention. The site is operated by supporters outside of detention. The vast majority of the statements are written verbatim from a conversation over the phone. The statement is read back for the author of the statement to make changes and confirm that they wish it to be published. The rest are received via email or fax.

For more information follow @detainedvoices or email detainedvoices [at ] riseup.net.

Detained Voices has been cited in the media here:

News

‘Investigation after death of second immigration in UK detention in a week’, The Guardian, 07/12/16 theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/07…

‘200 migrants detained by UK stage hunger strike & occupation over “slave-like” conditions’, RT, 09/05/16 https://www.rt.com/uk/342360-asylum-hunger-strike-detention/

‘Man stages rooftop protest at Dover immigration centre’, The Guardian, 25/05/15 theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/15...

‘British and American immigrant detainees are going on hunger strikes for the same rights’, Vice, 24/03/15 vice.com/read/why-do-immigrant-deta...

‘Migrants on hunger strike for better conditions at Dungavel’, The National, 18/03/15 www.thenational.scot/news/14897168.Migr…

‘Harmondsworth: asylum seekers’ hunger strike spreads to second centre’, Independent, 10/03/15 independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/…

Comment

‘Boxed voices’, Culture Strike, 10/05/16 www.culturestrike.org/magazine/boxed-vo…

‘We need a new media to tell the real news’, New Internationalist, 02/04/15 https://newint.org/blog/2015/04/02/new-media-answers/

‘Immigration detention: resistance and rebellion’, Red Pepper, 18/03/15, http://www.redpepper.org.uk/immigration-resistance-resistance-and-rebellion/

 

Banner Photo Credit: Guy Corbishley

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