A new grouped flight towards the DRC threatens the closed centers. The Congolese ambassador is coming on Thursday 8/11 to visit the 127bis and identify the 20 detainees, 7 women and 13 men.
A few quotes from the prisonners :
“it sucks here”
“we have to act now or never!”
“If I go home, I’m dead!”
“Can you imagine ? : arriving in handcuffs on a military flight to Kinshasa : it’ll be the end for my father. He’s a discharged soldier. “
“Your politicians work with the ANR (national intelligence agency), you didn’t know ?”
“Have we, Congolese, become a commodity for the policies in between our country and Belgium ?”
“Asylum requests no longer exist?”
Many say they no longer receive a response to their asylum requests, or they do when they are about to board a flight, when it’s already too late?
“There are no longer responses to our requests”
“there is no justice in you countries”
And some suggestions :
“We must march on the Foreigners’ Office”
“We must burn the closed centers”
“We want to see the Human Rights league”