Declaration of NGOs regarding the recent social upheavals We, representing social organisations, adamantly object to the actions of Polish authorities which create social tension and lead to its escalation. Polish
As part of the “Hostages of the System” campaign, we present the stories of people who spent time in detention centers for migrants in Poland. We want to inspire a public discussion about detention and alternative measures to detention.
Those touching accounts were penned down by Magdalena Olszewska, a writer and journalist. Stories were illustrated by Daniel Chmielewski.
My eldest son rarely left his room. He would spend days in bed, covering his head with a blanket. His arms and legs trembled whenever he saw guards but he would not run, he just froze in place – Yoofi, Ghana
Detention is often not necessary. There are possible alternative measures which can be as effective as detention while safeguarding dignity and human rights of an individual.