Amin Mjasiri speaks about Day 26 of his hunger strike from inside segregation

Amin Mjasiri called October 19th.
Facing deportation too Kenya-Tanzania
Has been in immigration detention for 28 months.


“Right now me and a couple other detainees here on immigration are on our 26th day of hunger strike and basically we are undeportable. Me personally have been detained for 28 months.”

“Basicly I am being detained indefinitely.”

“They have kept us in segregation we have been here a week and a day. 8 days.”

“I came here weighing 180 and when we started the hunger strike now I weigh 140.”

“I’m not from Tanzania….The chances of them getting the travel documents back to Tanzania Theyve had 28 months and I’m still here detained. Plus, I have a wife in Canada and a 3 year old son who is going to be 6 next month, so I have missed three of his birthdays.” Continue reading


#Migrantstrike Immigration detainee Azuka Abagbodi speaks on his current status in Lindsay

This interview was recorded on Thursday October 10th and features Azuka Abagbodi, an immigration detainee originally from Nigeria. In this interview, Azuka speaks on his decision to start again on another hunger strike this upcoming monday. Also touched on, is his desire for Canada to implement a 90 day policy on indefinite detention as well as his opinion on the detention hearings that currently take place when one is held as an immigration detainee.

Azuka Abagbodi arrived to Canada as a refugee and had been living and working in Canada as a permanent resident for several years. He was detained after CBSA informed him that he had “failed to comply” to the interviews that he was mandated to attend following a prior conviction for which he had already served a sentence. However, Mr. Abagbodi maintains that he has never missed a meeting and that his wife is able to proove this. To this date, CBSA has not allowed her to speak at a single hearing.

Interview with immigration detainee Chukwueneke Anike

The following is an interview with immigration detainee Chukwueneke Anike. Chukwueneke spent a bit of time in the Maplehurst before arriving in Lindsay Ontario. In this interview Chukwueneke touches on the fact that despite having a cyst in his head that his causing him great amount of pain, the medical staff at the CECC in Lindsay have only responded by perscribing him tylenol.

Interview with immigration detainee Ayad Alshammaray

the following is one of our most recent interview with detainee Ayad Alshmmaray. Ayad Alshammaray has been in immigration detention for 5 years and 8 months despite the fact that he served his full sentence for prior convictions. His home country of Iraq will not receive him as he has been deemed a “security risk” by the CBSA. Ayad Alshammaray is also suffering from lung cancer and has not been receive the appropriate attention while in detention. He is worried that he will die from cancer while in detention. Currently, Alshammaray is trying to contact his embassy but is not being given permission by security guards in the correctional facility. This is his story.