Category: Audio testimonies

Audiotestimony : one who knows his laws and rights, well, they do not like it!

Audiotestimony from a closed centre /February 2018 listen here (Fr) Hello to all, I am here, admitted to the centre Vottem. I was arrested in Brussels because I did not have any papers. I am not a delinquent, I am … Continue reading

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Audio: ‘The human being was not made to be imprisoned, never’ (FR)

Audio: ‘The human being was not made to be imprisoned, never’ Audio from 127bis 15/12/2017 “listen here (Fr)” Translation: Currently I am in the 127bis closed centre. Before that I was living in Verviers. I lived there for four years. … Continue reading

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Audio: “There are Sudanese who suffer here” (FR)

There are Sudanese who suffer here During the demonstration for the regularisation on October 12th, retainees of a closed centre wanted to participate live through their phones. Unfortunately it was not feasible for technical reasons. Audio here (Fr) “There are … Continue reading

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Audio: It is a prison here, Madam (FR)

14/11/2017 It is a prison here, Madam. Before the great manifestation for regularisation of all on November 12 2017 some detained persons had volunteered to participate through telephone. Sadly, it was not possible because of technical difficulties. Here are their … Continue reading

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Arrest and deportationattempt: Audio..Update

Update: Update: Released with the refugee status on 10 May 2017. Free violence! ——————————————————————————————————– Arrest and deportation attempt audio (FR) here And in the plane audio (FR) here   Translation: Arrest and deportation attempt: I simply wanted to introduce myself … Continue reading

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Audio : Testimony by an “extremely dangerous terrorist”, dixit Francken (FR)

Our Secretary of State for Aslyum and Migration can see bandits everywhere. He deemed all by himself that Mohamed is THE dangerous terrorist and seeks by all means to deport him without evidence and without appeal. He even publicises his … Continue reading

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Audio : LOVERS, your documents! Testimony at the closed centre in Bruges (FR)

31/01/2015 Audio Testimony in French Testimony I have been in the closed centre of Bruges for two months and ten days. I live in Ninove. The police came to my house but I wasn’t there. My husband was; he said … Continue reading

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Audio : Social assistent and lawyer (ENG)

Testimony man from Irak detained in closed centre  Audio Here lawyers My name is Mr Ibrahim.I’m an asylum applicant from Iraq and on 27th March 2015 Icame to the 127bis closed centre. On the way they deported me to France, it … Continue reading

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Audio : Testimony secured wing of the closed centre of Vottem (FR)

Mr A, detained for several months in several closed centres, has spent 15 days in the secured wing of Vottem. He finally released with an “Order to Leave the Territory without delay”. Audiotestimony here (Fr) You are in the secured … Continue reading

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Shocking testimony: Listen! (FR)

Testimony third deprtation Audio here: A_arrivée_madrid_25fev_(FR) -How are you? I am not fine -Where are you now? I am in Madrid, the policemen, they killed me, they hit me a lot! They were 10 policemen on me, 10! They were 3 … Continue reading

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“They want you to die” (FR)

12/02/2015 Mr A is Cameroonian. He has been living in Belgium for 5 years. He is seriously ill and went through two serious throat surgeries. He still has difficulties to speak. The Office want to send him back to Spain. … Continue reading

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Audio : I prefer to go back to Congo than to Bulgaria (FR)

Recently, we’ve received several testimonies by persons who were going to be deported to Bulgaria because of the Dublin law (an asylum seeker must be repatriated to the first Schengen country where he landed). However, a lot of information exist … Continue reading

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Audio : ‘The earth does not belong to anyone’ (FR)

Testimony by a woman retained in the closed centre of Bruges for 4 months and then released. (FR) [audio:http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/La-terre-appartient-à-personne.mp3|titles=La terre appartient à personne] I swear there were pregnant women. One of them lost her baby in the stairs (it was … Continue reading

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Audio : Foreingoffice ask me to go to my country and die there”(FR)

Translation nead 22/08/2013: Témoignage d’une dame séropositive et diabétique enfermée à Bruges et en voie d’expulsion: L’Office des Étrangers ma demandent de rentrer mourir “Bonjour Madame, Je suis enfermée à Bruges depuis un mois, j’ai été arrêtée à Liège. Les … Continue reading

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Audio : Deportation – the procedure was followed! (FR)

Listen to the testimony (FR) :  Expulsion: Ils ont suivit la procédure! So, you were deported at the beginning of the week, weren’t you? You were at the closed centre in Bruges, what happened? Yes I was. On the 15th … Continue reading

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Audio : I just want to live (ENG)

Testimony from a Afghan man imprisoned in a closed centre , which is at risk to be deported to Afghanistan. Listen : [audio:http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/I-just-want-to-live-ok.mp3|titles=I just want to live ok]  So, Hello? Hello. How are you? Fine, and you? Fine. You are … Continue reading

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Audio : I’ve seen lots of things that have traumatised me (FR)

She was in the closed centrum during six months. The judge ask her liberation 5 times. She must go to the hospital on 23 April  and the office liberate her on 25 april with a order to leave the country … Continue reading

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Audio : And yet it was positive (FR)

Testimony from a man imprisoned in centre 127bis. He has been in Belgium for 7 years and has been active in the struggle for the rights of undocumented people.  Je vis depuis 7 ans à Bruxelles ok I think immigration … Continue reading

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Audio : A block where you are locked up for 24 hours with nothing to eat or drink (FR)

Testimony from someone who has spent a month and a half at centre 127bis. They report that the guards threaten people with punishment if they go on hunger strike and that they received no information about what was happening during … Continue reading

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Audio : Now they are going to treat me like an animal (FR)

20 February 2011 – testimony of a man who has been released from detention centre 127bis after 5 months of detention – He had testified a first time when he still was in detention centre – Listen to his first … Continue reading

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Audio : Here, we are in Belgium (FR)

February 9, 2012 : A Man locked up in the Bruges closed centre testifies on the phone Listen to the testimony (FR) : [audio:http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Ici-on-est-en-Belgique.mp3|titles=Ici, on est en Belgique] Hello, where are you ? Right now, I am in the Bruges’ closed … Continue reading

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Audio : Your plane leaves tomorrow (FR)

15 February 2012: Phone interview with a person detained in 127bis centre who made a request for voluntary return and who is waiting for his flight Listen to the testimony (FR) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Lavion-est-pour-demain.mp3|titles=L’avion est pour demain] Fichier à télécharger (clic … Continue reading

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Audio : When I look at him, I can see death (FR)

11/02/2012 : Desperate testimony by a man detained in the 127 bis center near Brussels Listen to the testimony (FR) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Quand-je-le-vois-je-vois-la-mort.mp3|titles=Quand je le vois, je vois la mort] Fichier à télécharger (clic droit – enregistrer sous) Hello Hello How … Continue reading

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Audio : I don’t have enough courage anymore (FR)

08 February 2012 : Telephone interview of a man detained in 127 Bis Centre. He got arrested while at the hairdresser’s. Listen to the testimony (FR): [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Je-nai-plus-assez-de-courage_01.mp3|titles=Je n’ai plus assez de courage_01] Fichier à télécharger (clic droit – enregistrer sous) … Continue reading

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Audio : They put me in nappies (FR)

December 16, 2011 : Second testimony of this man (Listen to the first testimony). He was transferred to the center of Bruges. He just had his sixth attempt to be deported and was placed in solitary. Listen to the testimony … Continue reading

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Audio : They tied me with rope from the neck to the hands (FR)

December 13th 2011 – Testimony by a young Congolese woman (18 years old) detained in the closed centre 127 bis. Listen to the interview (FR) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/témoignage-congolaise-13-déc.mp3|titles=témoignage congolaise 13 déc] Fichier à télécharger (clic droit – enregistrer sous) Today, you … Continue reading

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Audio : He beat me in the neck and broke my teeth (FR)

December 7th 2011 – telephone interview from the 127bis detention centre Listen to the interview (FR) :  [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/il-ma-donnecc81-un-coup-dans-la-nuque-et-ma-cassecc81-les-de.mp3|titles=il-ma-donnecc81-un-coup-dans-la-nuque-et-ma-cassecc81-les-de] Fichier à télécharger (clic droit – enregistrer sous) Tell me, since how long have you been in detention centres? Since August 29th. … Continue reading

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Audio : I have a new fight to face now (FR)

30 November 2011: Phone interview with a Congolese man, imprisoned in detention centre 127bis. He is the son of a political opponent who was assassinated in 1998. He fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with his entire family. His … Continue reading

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Audio : If you are a refugee you are not welcome in Europe (ENG)

Issa Salah, 50 years old. Palestinian detained in detention centre 127bis since 12 September 2011. Interviewed on Sunday 30 October 2011 Listen to the interview (ENG) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/itw-palestinian_01.mp3|titles=itw-palestinian_01] This is not a transcript of the interview. Mr Issa Salah asked … Continue reading

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Audio : They put things in our food to calm down ! (FR)

25 June – Phone testimony by a detainee during an action in front of the detention centre of Bruges. Listen to the interview (FR) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/ils-nous-donnent-des-choses-c3a0-manger-pour-quon-soit-calme.mp3|titles=ils-nous-donnent-des-choses-c3a0-manger-pour-quon-soit-calme] – Can you tell me for how long you have been in the centre? … Continue reading

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Audio : They separated me from my daughter ! (FR)

10/05/11 – Testimony by telephone from an Iranian woman, detention center 127 bis. Listen to a reading of the testimony (FR) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/on-ma-sc3a9parc3a9-de-ma-fille.mp3|titles=on-ma-sc3a9parc3a9-de-ma-fille] – Tell us how and when they tried to deport you and what happened? My husband, my … Continue reading

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Audio : Two twins sisters of nighteen in closed center (ENG)

08/05/2011 – Testimony of a young Iranian woman by telephone, closed center 127bis Listen to the interview (ENG) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/two-twins-sisters-of-nighteen-in-closed-center.mp3|titles=two-twins-sisters-of-nighteen-in-closed-center] – When did you arrive here in Belgium? We arrived on the 24th of March. The moment we arrived we … Continue reading

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Audio : Suffering is moral ! (FR)

18-04-2011 – The story of a man of African origin who has spent 8 months in detention, first in Vottem (Liège) then in Bruges. Listen to the interview (FR) :  [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/la-souffrance-est-morale_01.mp3|titles=la-souffrance-est-morale_01] My name is… Up until 2006, I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Audio : Only for 7 euros ! (ENG)

15 March 2011: Telephone interview with a man of Pakistani origin, detained at the Merksplas detention centre. Listen to the interview (ENG) : [audio:http://gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/only-for-7-euros.mp3|titles=only-for-7-euros] I am speaking to you from the Vottem centre. I have been here for 20 days. … Continue reading

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