Mariane Quintão gave a speech at the UN on her experience of child detention

20.06.2017 - Mariane Quintão was detained in the USA for one month 6 years ago, when she was still a child.

Mariane Quintão was detained in the United States of America for one month, 6 years ago, when she was still a child. Today at the United Nations, she made this speech at the 3rd Informal Thematic Session of the Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration.

"Detention is no place for a child" says Mariane, "I can affirm that returns are a violent process, stripping children away from their homes, their families, their friends and their communities..."

Watch Mariane's speech here:

Source: End Immigration Detention of Children, Global Campaign. www.endchilddetention.org

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