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Immigration Detainees Hunger Strike Again As Canada Fails To Listen

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Entrance to the Canadian Border Security Agency's (CBSA) Laval Immigration Holding Centre in Quebec, Canada. © Wikimedia Desperate immigration detainees have undergone three separate hunger strikes in a Montreal-area detention facility since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to protest what they feel are life-threatening conditions. Last month, at least five detainees in the facility contracted Covid-19, and on March 1, seven went on a five-day hunger strike. “We are distraught and very fearful for our health. … it is only a matter of time before we are all infected,”…

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