Just being locked up in these conditions is enough to seriously effect a person’s mental health.
A spokesperson for the campaign, Liz Peretz, said
“We are shocked and saddened by the news of this young man’s suicide. Our hearts go out to his friends and family and to all the other people locked in detention centres, without time limit, across the UK. This man’s name will join the growing list of tragedies that have resulted from the current practice of detention of immigrants.
We hope it will make the government think about entirely scrapping their brutal and inhuman practice of detaining immigrants.
This young man’s suicide must immediately raise serious questions about health and safety inside Campsfield, especially the adequacy of health and welfare provision. Questions need to be asked of both MITIE, the company who won the contract to run the centres earlier this year, and the UKBA, who drew up their contract.”
Contact Liz Peretz 01865 558145