“My friend, I feel that I’m locked up in a room
and the keys are lost.
I’m disconnected from life.”
“I’m living in the dark. Dark life.
I don’t want nothing from them except
to let me go, let me go,
they have no right to
steal my life away.”
This week I saw two films about detention and deportation to Afghanistan and I spoke to the audience about my experience. I have never spoken in front of people like that before apart from my English exam at College. But I wanted people to know what it really means for human beings in detention and how they feel. I have seen a lot of people in this world who don’t care about others’ feelings and I want to tell other people what it’s like for people in detention centres.
In my speech I talked to people about detention centres but I really don’t like this word to say by my mouth. When I was in the detention centre I met one officer who told me that the UK government thinks that a detention centre is a holiday place! Can I ask any English people who want to go there for a free holiday – everything is free but you have to spend your life there, like minimum 4 years, then who will go there??? No-one!
The first movie was about detention centres. How did I feel about the two people talking about their life in detention centres when they have been there for 4 and 5 years? And for what???? What kind of crime did we do? We just came to this country – only that! Whatever anyone thinks about some poor countries, think what the British and USA governments did with them and now those governments don’t leave us to live alive anywhere in the world.