Hostages of the System

As part of the “Hostages of the System” campaign, we present the stories of people who spent time in detention centers for foreigners in Poland. Using online communication tools, we would like to start a public discussion about detention and alternative measures to detention. In our opinion, the right to detain foreigners i stoo often abused by the Polish Border Guards.

Those touching accounts were penned down by Magdalena Olszewska, a writer and journalist. Stories were illustrated by Daniel Chmielewski.

Some names and details are changed. Our clients wish to remain anonymous.

Our stories: