Do not die silently:Know your rights

Having experienced psychological and emotional abuse. I decided to know more of my rights. I did my researches and I hope they are going to  help you as well.  First, let me define psychological and emotional abuse.

Psycholological and emotional abuse is that which impinges on the emotional health and development of individuals. It is also presents with other forms of abuse. Examples of behaviour: shouting , swearing, insulting, ignoring, threats, intimidation, harassment, humiliation and depriving an individual of the right to choice and privacy.

Human Rights. Anyone who is in the UK for any reason has fundamental rights which the government and public authorities are legally obliged to respect. These became Law as part of Human Rights Act 1998. Here is the list of your human rights;  the right to life, the right to peaceful and enjoyment of your property, the right freedom of expression, the right to education, the right not to be punished for something wasn’t a crime when  you did it, the right to a fair trial, the right to respect for private and family, right to protest, the right of freedom of thought conscience, and religion, and freedom to express beliefs and finally freedom of assembly and association.

Exercising your human rights: If you are in situation in which you believe that your human rights are being violated, it is advisable to seek if the problem can  be resolved without going to court by using medication or internal complaints.  Before you decide to  take any legal action it is vital that seek Legal advice. Citizen Advice Bureau and Community Legal advice.  Enforce your rights. I paved  a way for you and me.

3 years of Commemoration

It has been 3 years from now after  the day I was supposed to be deported to Zimbabwe. After a jealous manager masterminded it. Thank God  he saved me. Instead of deporting me, they rotated me  within three major detentions  namely as Colin-Broke, Tinsley House and Yarlswood. I had been in detention for a period of six weeks. I was fortunate to be released earlier because some of the detainees had been in the detention for more than six months to a year and still they were in dilemma. I would like to express my gratitude to the people who campaigned for my release, some supported by visiting and praying for me. Sally and family , Emma and family,  Peter,  Rose, Perseverance and the church. Thank you for all the beautiful work you did for me. I truly salute you as Heroes. The  unconditional love and support you gave me was absolutely incredible. May the love of God continue to overflow you and your families. I pray for the divine favour and that you may continuously live happily for many years to come. I will always love you and you will remained touched to the core of my heart until death separates us. Comrades be blessed.


The Crushed Soul

Having lived in Britain for more than six years and seven months under asylum system had drenched my soul. I went through trials and tribulation where upon I have been evicted and left homeless. At one stage sleeping underneath the bridge. Housed with a good Samaritan for more than five  months. Reinstated my benefits under Asylum section 4 support. Betrayed by one of the managers for MPQ properties, a housing agent. On the 14th Septmber 2006 at about 5:30 a.m, a group of armed police officers came broke the house where I was  living. Handcuffed and dragged me out of the house . I was completely half-naked. Outside, the rains were pouring  and landed heavily on my half naked body. Shoved into the police van.  I was literally caged. I had no-clue of where they were taking me to.

After seemed like eternity we arrived at the unknown  destination. It was the Middleton Police Station. I was taken to a cell.  It was my first time to experience the prison life. I never committed any crime or any fraud but on this day I was a prisoner of  the injustice world. The same day they imprisoned I was suppose to seat  for my final examination for Childcare level 2 and  staring a Foundation Degree in Childcare the following week  at Hopewood College in Rochdale  but alas all these ambitions were thwarted in one goal.  Later in the prison I was told by the senior officer that I was going to be deported to Zimbabwe. I was made to read a letter written by one of the ministers from Home office.  How could this happen to me I said as I raced with my thought. The binding law was saying No Zimbabweans should be deported. Where everyone was putting law into their hands knowing they won’t face any persecution. I spent three nights  in cell and I refused to touch any food they had brought before me.

Later I  was moved to a detention the Colinbrooke  near Heathrow airport. I spent 72hrs at the dentition and moved to another detention, the Tinsely House which is adjacent to Gatwick Airpot where I detained for two weeks .  I was maneuvered back to Colin-Brooke detention. After three days stay, then they moved to Yarlswood the biggest detention in UK, which accommodates about 450  detainees. Detained for another two weeks and I was released later back to the community. In all detentions I saw cruelty, torture,  human to human degradation. Detainees tried to commit suicide. Some detainees had stayed in detentions for more than one year.  I saw pregnant women, mothers with young children or toddlers, teenagers, adults and the crippled. They cried relentlessly day and night  asking for help. Help for what?  Justice and Freedom. Unfortunately to the majority of detainees their cries were  fallen on hard rocks.

When  I was released I went and lived with same Good Samaritan who had accommodated me before. She had signed as my Surety. I met a lot of my sympathisers who also commented on me  and said that I had a strong will. After a  month from detentions I started  to suffer from Post-traumatic distress Order. It was the twitches but it took a lot of time for the doctors to specify or identify my ailment. I remember one incident when one of the Neurogist from Traford Hospital was terrified with  my twitches.They were very embarrassing. I could continuously shake and it had happened so many times in public. It took 6 months to for NHS to send a psychologist to me by then I had slightly improved. If someone could not touch or hold me  in time, I will eventually fall.

After  staying ,more than one half years  in the house of surety (S) I was reinstated to Section 4 support. It is all about to share with other different individuals. I had with some nice people but some are hard to share with. The situation is worsened by Home Providers the (Ha… Ho..s) who sent their own mangers and they infuriate hatred between the residents. There is irony upon their household name.    There is no happiness  in their homes. They create problems and they do not how to extinguish the fire which they had started or simply to the resolve problems. With their unethical behaviour  they had  actually triggered my twitches.   I  wish if there is some where  I could live and have a peaceful life. The managers came  to impose their threats on me and ruin my confidence.

I am a lady who is multi- talanted. Qualified nursery manager, Cake decorator,Freelance writer, A Community reporter, a natural gardener or farmer. But unfortunately I am vehemently prohibited from working by Home Office. I wish I could work and earn a living for myself.  Lived on £35 voucher weekly which allows you to buy food only in Asda. No cash   for emergencies. It is  my life as a asylum seeker who is left in dilemma without knowing what the future holds for you. I haven’t seen my mother for more than six years and she turning 85 this year . I can’t help her. I heard she is very ill and fragile. I wish I could hold her and touch her. I only cry for  genuine help to all my readers. My soul has been crushed. Is there  someone out who could help me.