In December 2008 the High Court decided that NN was not a threat to national security and his control order was removed after more than three years of suffering.
Detainee NNWritten by CP Editor Thursday, 08 October 2009
Detainee NN is a young Iraqi Kurd.
NN was put under strict control order in December 2005 after having been detained on ground of national security in October that year.
He had no idea where he was placed and did not know anyone in the area. He had no contact with his family in Iraq because his control orders restricted him from writing abroad or making calls from a mobile phone or call box.
NN was put under 4 strict control orders which spanned over 3 years. His control order changed at the whim of the Home Office and recently, after a short time of fewer restrictions, he again had to have all his visitors vetted.
Meantime, he got married and his wife lived under a control order too. They were completely cut off from friends and family and lived with the constant fear that the police could invade their home at any time and search their house and possessions.
“If you in the world hear about freedom in this country and think it is one of the ‘justice and freedom countries’, I ask you - “Is it for everybody because I don’t know this justice and freedom?”. I never believed I would not have freedom even inside my house. Because at any time they want to enter my house, they do. They don’t care what I am doing – praying or in a shower - and they read whatever I have. I feel just like I am a dead body. I don’t know what will happen to me next day.”
Miscarriage of Justice
Neither NN or his solicitor knew the secret evidence used against him. He did not understand why he was made to suffer this existence and had no way of defending himself.
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