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C.9 D1538 in June 2017, and D1538 and D865 on 4 July 2017

  1. D1538 was born in Morocco.1 He said that he had been subjected to severe physical abuse from his father as a child, and sexual and physical assaults by strangers.2 He said that he travelled to the UK in 2014 to escape this treatment.3 D1538 was detained in Brook House between June and July 2017.4 He told the Inquiry that he did not feel safe in detention as a gay man.5
  2. D865 was D1538’s cell mate for a period while they were both detained in Brook House. D865 is an Algerian national. He was detained at Brook House between December 2016 and January 2018. D865 did not disclose any physical or mental disabilities when he arrived at Brook House.6 He did not give evidence to the Inquiry.
  3. I assessed four incidents involving D1538 in June and July 2017, the last of which also concerns D865 because the evidence concerning their treatment is linked.


  1. DL0000231_001 para 2[]
  2. DL0000231_001 para 3[]
  3. DL0000231_001 para 5[]
  4. DL0000231_002 para 6[]
  5. DL0000231_029 para 106[]
  6. CJS000949_001-002[]