SOMETHING MUST BE DONE. THIS CENTRE MUST BE SHUT DOWN. Testimony
« There are 120 places in the closed centre.
Most of the prisoners have been released. Many had a legal record. We are still 15. And there are more guards than prisoners. We don’t understand why the 15 of us are still being retained.
Some are coming from jail, others never had anything to do with courts.
2 Vietnamese, 1 Ethiopian, 2 Moroccans, 1 Albanian, 1 man from Egypt…
Some have been here for months. Some have children here in Belgium.
We do not want to stay imprisoned in such an inhuman way. And to remain in complete uncertainty about our fate, it is really a medieval situation…
We do not understand why we are still being retained, why some have been released and others (with very different profiles) continue to be retained.
There is absolutely no logic.
I served my sentence and I am being punished again… I want to be with my family…
It is much worse here than in jail. In jail, you know why you are there and you know when you get out. Here, your fate is in the hands of the Foreigners Office.
We still have rights, haven’t we?
SOMETHING MUST BE DONE;
This centre should be emptied.