Rebellion at the 127 bis wing R 30/06/2020. Call to the media

We hear through a text message that it is “complete mayhem” at the 127bis and that “journalists should be warned”: 
Following the solitary confinement of one of them because he was claiming certain rights, a solidarity movement started this morning and all the retainees of wing R called to be placed into solitary confinement because they also claim for those rights! 
After discussing with the director who promised them that the retainee would soon leave the confinement cell the calm has returned.
They rang us yesterday.
They were EXTREMELY nervous. They got no answers to their questions (see below). 
They are angry, outraged with these inexplicable retentions and call for an access to the media to explain and express themselves. 
Appeal a few dayys ago
21/06 2020

Retainees in the 127 bis closed centre in Steenokkerzeel call us and ask us to spread their message.
“We are treated like animals. The staff is constantly bothering us. No respect, no hello, no please, no goodbye.All our deeds and actions are controlled by the guards or by cameras everywhere. They keep distributing sleeping pills. It becomes a real psychiatric asylum. They say we are dangerous criminals and that they will keep us the time it takes. As soon as we ask for something they threaten us. The food is awful and there is never enough.When we ask why they treat us this way they systematically answer that it is the law. 
Is it really the law? Where in the law is that treatment written down?
Some of us are ready to leave the country. But how? There won’t be any plane to our countries before months. 
The world needs to know.

We demand:

– Respect of human rights for us too

A humane treatment- Enough food

 – Respect from the staff – STOP threats and violence 

Hygiene in the places

Transparency of the authorities as regards closed centres 

 – And our rapid release, since there won’t be any possibility to deport us in the short-term! 

Our question: “Why this treatment?: we need answers.”

Signed: Retainees of the 127bis closed centre in Steenokkerzeel

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