When I was in detention I never knew how long I would be there. That is because Britain detains people indefinitely, which means that they don’t tell you how long you will be there for. Some people it was a few months and for some people it was years. I heard about one man who had been in detention for 9 years!
If I had to choose between being in detention and being in a normal prison I would choose prison, because I would know when I will be free but in detention centres there is no guarantee.
I was thinking about my friend Abdul Samar the other day. The last time I heard from him, he told me about his job in Afghanistan. He carries a heavy bag of seeds and plants them in the ground to grow vegetables. He also has to dig channels for the water to get to the plants. It is hard work and he has done it every day for the last 18 months from early in the morning.
“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.”
Today I was in a meeting and I got the message from Facebook and Twitter and there was a lot of people talking about the KA case but I really didn’t understand what’s going on with it. They said it had been decided. I asked for help from a friend if she can understand something about what happened and she did read something but she didn’t really get it either.