Hunger strikes in Laval immigration detention centre highlight dire conditions, COVID-19 risks

On the morning of March 16, after just five days' notice, "Marlon," a detainee at the Immigration Holding Centre (IHC) in Laval, Quebec, was deported. Marlon had led hunger strikes to protest the conditions at the IHC. Indeed, Marlon -- the pseudonym used by a man that Amnesty International interviewed days before his removal -- had himself tested positive for COVID-19 in February.

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