Teams name for detainees to be free of Laval facility amid COVID-19 outbreak


A number of detainees are reportedly on starvation strike to protest poor requirements of hygiene on the Centre de surveillance de l’immigration de Laval, saying they’re at nice threat.

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A number of group teams are calling on Ottawa to free those that are being stored at an immigration detention centre in Laval after a COVID-19 outbreak on the facility.

In accordance with data obtained by Solidarité sans frontières, a number of detainees are on starvation strike to protest poor requirements of hygiene on the Centre de surveillance de l’immigration de Laval, saying they’re at nice threat.

No less than 5 circumstances of COVID-19 have been recorded among the many detainees, however 12 to 15 individuals are in isolation on the facility. Visits have been cancelled since final March — a state of affairs that severely limits their entry to authorized assist and aggravates their isolation, the teams say.

In accordance with accounts from detainees, they’re being held in cramped quarters which are badly maintained and there may be a number of mud within the air, which causes some to have respiratory issue and irritations. The detainees say they aren’t even in a position to wash their garments.

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These being held on the CSI Laval are awaiting deportation, are undocumented immigrants or entered Canada in an irregular method, so they’re thought of to be flight dangers.

Nevertheless, the teams say their detention is each merciless and harmful through the pandemic.

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