Coerced to give fingerprints: Mariam's story
Mariam, 23, from Sudan, interviewed in July 2016
From Egypt, I travelled by boat to Italy with my 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter and about 400 other people. We arrived on 6 June, I don’t know where. At the port, the Red Cross asked whether we needed medical assistance. I am pregnant and during the crossing I was bleeding, so I told them. We boarded buses and were promptly taken to a centre surrounded by fences, where they asked our names, surnames, date of birth, and nationality.
3 November 2016