27th, Oct 2021

Human Rights Watch campaign on immigration detention

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has launched a 'Welcome to Canada' campaign focused on immigration detention in provincial prisons.

The campaign focuses on detainees in provincial jails. Every year, Canada incarcerates thousands of immigration detainees, including refugee claimants and other immigrants.

They are detained in some of the most restrictive conditions of confinement, including in maximum-security provincial jails and solitary confinement.

They are asking the Canadian Government to stop holding immigration detainees in jails and to abolish immigration detention as a practice.

#Human_Rights_Watch, #HRW, #immigration_detention, #detention



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