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FPSS BIO - KAY DANES

Kay Danes

Advocate
Foreign Prisoner support Services
Email: kaydanes@foreignprisoners.com

Author of: Deliver Us From Evil
Laos Lockdown [Pending]

Having endured the nightmare of unlawful detained and torture in a communist prison, Kay now assists thousands of families of prisoners around the world, as an advocate for Foreign Prisoner Support Service, to cope with the loss of a loved one.

“Too many people in the world are unaware of the way humans are treated in prisons in developing countries; and are quick to pass judgment. I am so glad to be a part of Foreign Prisoner Support Service which I believe plays an important role in humanising the suffering of people detained both lawfully and unlawfully in countries where rule of law is often not upheld; and where human rights are practically non-existent.

People make mistakes and sometimes they do things out of desperation. Sometimes they risk their lives in order to make their life better and think that a one time deal will erase all their problems. Those who are guilty already know they have done wrong. Their perception is that they are worthless and when a person feels like that, it is difficult for them to turn their life around? On the other end of the spectrum, there are prisoners detained for no reasonable explanation, like the many I met in the Laos prison. They live everyday wondering if they’ll see their loved ones again. Imagine if you or your loved one was taken to an undisclosed location, tortured and detained for an indefinite period. How would you cope?

Why do I care what happens to others who find themselves in these dungeons of doom? Quite simply because I know exactly how it feels to have your innocence cast aside for political reasons; and I was forced to listen to the agony of other humans being tortured and ill-treated for no particular reason at all. But guilty or not, for every person detained in these appalling places, there is always a family or loved one quietly agonizing for their return. What happened to my family could easily happen to yours. Bad things do happen to good people!”

Kay Danes
FPSS
Advocate

Kay Danes
FPSS
Advocate

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