A Letter From Detainee P

A Letter From Detainee P


This message is from a disabled detainee recently released from high security prison into the isolation of house arrest. He now lives alone in a flat and is only allowed two hours outside each day (12.00 – 2.00pm) within his immediate area. Only visitors vetted by the Home Office are allowed.

I’d like to thank all people who have supported me at this difficult time when I was in prison. Thanks for your letters. When I received them they helped me a lot in my isolation from the outside world, away from my friends and family. These letters replaced friends and family and gave me hope. And they tell me that there are people outside who care about justice. Thank you so much for your time, for your support, for your demonstrations.

If you don’t receive a reply for letters, don’t think we don’t want to write back. In prison your mind is not free and also we can fear that letters will be used in secret evidence against us. Even our pens are not free to write. But our freedom is still in our hearts. No one can touch it, even by passing these draconian laws.

From: “A victim of the politics of fear”.

Letters of support to Detainee P can be sent c/o his solicitor:

Detainee P
C/o Daniel Guedalla
Birnberg Peirce and Partners
14 Inverness Street
Camden Town
London NW1 7HJ