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UK immigration detention centre mortonhall
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“Removal from Association (DC Rule 40) and Temporary Confinement (DC Rule 42) : introduction of Solitary confinement in Britain’s immigration detention centres, “even if it could kill them”.

Source  (Picture : Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre) Immigration centre staff told: Put ‘disobedient’ detainees in solitary confinement – even if it could kill them Exclusive: Revised Government policy described as ‘new charter for cruelty’ Jon Stone Political Correspondent 2 August 2016 People held at Britain’s immigration removal centres can be thrown into solitary confinement against medical advice…

Festival Edingburgh A man standing
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Belgian Play “A Man Standing” from Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden and Jean-Marc Mahy at Edingburgh International Festival (03 > 14/08)

United Kingdom of Belgium, now in Scotland ! in association with proudly presents – A MAN STANDING – Jean-Michel Van den Eeyden / Jean-Marc Mahy / Stephane Pirard Jean-Marc Mahy entered prison at the age of seventeen. He spent nearly 20 years detained, three of them in solitary confinement. On stage with performer Stephane Pirard,…

"Acheson said they “tested the idea to destruction” over concentration versus dispersal and visited Maghaberry prison’s Roe house, the “prison within a prison” that holds some of Northern Ireland’s most high-profile terrorist prisoners. "
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Towards European mini-Guantanamos : “prisons within the prisons for dangerous Islamist prisoners” (See article in The Guardian 13 July 2016)

(photo : Roe House, a prison within the Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland)  Source by Alan Travis A hardcore of proselytising Islamist jihadis inside prisons in England and Wales are so dangerous they need to be isolated in special units in maximum security prisons, an official review into prison extremism has said. The justice secretary,…

Aviva Stahl solitary confinement
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“Concern over ‘political’ use of solitary confinement in European prisons”, an article by Aviva Stahl in the Guardian 2 May 2016

Terror threat prompts France, Belgium and the Netherlands to isolate prisoners in attempt to prevent radicalisation. European prisons are increasingly resorting to solitary confinement to counteract the threat of terrorism, despite warnings about its impact, defence lawyers and human rights advocates say. France, Belgium and the Netherlands are all deploying solitary and “small-group isolation” on suspected and…

The Maze prison in Northern Ireland
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UK government considers single secure jail unit for Islamist terrorists (The Guardian 13 February 2016)

(Photo : The Maze prison, where republican IRA and INLA inmates died during a hunger strike in 1981. Photograph: PA) Proposal to replace dispersal system with ‘British Alcatraz’ to house convicted terrorists has alarmed prison chiefs The government is seriously considering placing all convicted Islamist terrorist prisoners in England and Wales in a single secure unit,…

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