My name is T. I am 20 years old and I am currently in a detention centre, waiting to find out if I will be deported back to Afghanistan. I came to the UK 4 years ago, seeking asylum and trying to escape persecution. I have lived in the UK, made friends, learned English and gained qualifications. But on 14th February 2012, I was arrested and detained and given a flight to return to my war-torn country.
I’m Laura, T’s teacher and friend. I have fought for his right to stay in the UK, visited and cried with him in the detention centre, and now I will receive his blog posts and post them to the site.
We want people to know what it’s like to be snatched away from the life you have built, be imprisoned, and then be returned to a city you do not know.