Bail for Immigration Detainees is an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We work with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.

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Detainees' Stories


"Every month I got pressure on my mind, every month it was like torture, because they knew I can’t get my birth certificate, but still they put the pressure on me every month, every month" While in detention Hafez was refused bail four times. During his detention he tried to procure travel documents to leave the UK but was unable to provide a birth certificate.

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