DETAINED ACTIVIST ON HUNGER STRIKE IN YARL’S WOOD

MABEL-8

 

Mabel, detained for over 2 years and only recently released from solitary confinement for protesting for the rights of detainees and against charter flights, has been on hunger strike since the 22nd of January.  Here, she wants to speak out about her reasons.

I AM VERY ANGRY UPSET AND REFUSE TO EAT YARL’S WOOD FOOD SINCE 22 JANUARY, I WILL KEEP  PROTESTING AND NOT EAT WHEN I AM STILL DETAINED IN YARL’S WOOD

WHY DO THEY NOT QUESTION  THE HOME OFFICE – WHY SHOULD VICTIMS OF  TORTURE, MENTALLY ILL DETAINEES  OR TRAFFIC VICTIMS LIKE ME BE KEPT OVER A YEAR IN DETENTION

SOMETIMES OFFICERS, MANAGERS, JOKE THAT THE HOME OFFICE SHOULD EMPLOYEE ME BECAUSE I AM HERE LONGER THAN THEY WORK HERE.  HOW SHOULD THIS MAKE ME FEEL?

I AM STILL RECOVERING FROM BEING PUT IN ISOLATION

I WAS TAKEN BY  ABOUT 8 OFFICERS, ALL THE BLOCKS WERE CLOSE WHEN I WAS REMOVED, SO NO ONE WOULD SEE, I FELT LIKE A MASS MURDERER,

IT MY FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO PROTEST PEACEFULLY, HAVE AND  FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND OF MOVEMENT, BELIEFS AND THOUGHT

WHY CAN WE NOT PROTEST FOR OUR RIGHTS?

WE FELT THAT OUR RIGHT OF RESPECT OF LIFE IS NOT RESPECTED IN THIS YARL’S WOOD

FOR EXAMPLE, ONE DETAINEE IS SERIOUSLY ILL IN HOSPITAL AFTER SUFFER A STROKE HERE.

A MAN IN FAMILY UNIT  CUT HIMSELF AND WAS LOCKED IN ISOLATION WITH HIS WIFE;

HOW CAN THEY  LOCK IN COMMIT SUICIDAL MAN AND HIS WIFE IN PUNISHMENT UNIT?

YESTERDAY TWO GIRLS FIGHT VIOLENTLY AND ONE GIRL CUT THE OTHER ONE WITH SHARP OBJECT, SHE IS STILL HERE IN YARL’S WOOD NOT TAKEN TO HOSPITAL;

 WE ARE VERY ANGRY AND UNHAPPY ABOUT CHARTER FLIGHTS

WE DEMAND THAT OUR FRIEND SHOULD BE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND NOT BROUGHT BACK  TO YARL’S WOOD

WE DEMAND BETTER CARE  AT YARL’S WOOD HEALTH CARE

HOME OFFICE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT US

WHY DOES THE HOME OFFICE DETAIN DISABLED PEOPLE

 WE ARE THE ONES WHO END UP LOOKING AFTER THEM AND SUPPORT THEM EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY, WHY ARE THERE CURRENTLY TWO DISABLED WOMEN DETAINED?

 

I WAS DETAINED  9 MAY 2014 AND STILL HERE;

A DAY IS  LIKE WASTING LIFE TIME AWAY

WE ARE KEPT LIKE CATTLE IN THE CAMP OR ANIMALS LOCKED AWAY. WE ARE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY SICK AND TIRED AND FED UP THE LAW SAYS  YOU SHOULD NOT  BE KEEP DETAINED WHILST YOUR  CASE IS STILL PENDING ,

I AM NOT HAPPY THAT  HOME OFFICE TALKS ABOUT ‘IMMIGRATION’ , THEY SHOULD SAYS ‘DETAINEES’ IN DETENTION, NOBODY WANT TO MENTION THE WORDS DETAINEES AND DETENTION CENTRES OR TALKS OPENLY ABOUT DETENTIONS , WHY IS THAT?

I WILL NOT GIVE UP ON MY SELF AND MY CHILDREN BECAUSE MY DAUGHTERS ARE GOD GIFTED CHILDREN  FROM GOD, IT’S TIME I SHOULD TAKE UP MY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY CHILDREN AND NOT KEPT DETAINED LIKE AN ANIMAL.

I HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND I WILL STAND UP FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS

I HAD RIGHT TO TALK WITH MY FELLOW DETAINEES  WHAT OR WHEN EVER I WANT AND SHOULD NOT BE STOP TO DO SO, THEY ARE NOT MY FRIENDS BUT I CONSIDER THEM AS MY MOTHER, SISTERS I NEVER HAVE IN MY LIFE, I FEEL IT MY RESPONSIBILITY TO  MAKES SURE THEY ARE TREATED AS HUMAN BEINGS NOT HUMAN STATUES