An Aberdeen man currently detained in the Philippines has spoken out about the “hell-hole” conditions he has been faced with.
Frank Bohlert was sent to a Bureau of Immigration Detention Centre in Bicutan, close to Manila, last September following claims by his ex-partner Arlyn Decanay that he had abused her.
A fundraiser has now been set up by the friends of the 61-year-old former oil and gas worker, who lived in Culter, to help pay for his legal fees and bring him home to Scotland. Mr Bohlert said: “It is a rat-infested hell-hole.
“This place is supposed to be a holding centre for foreigners that have allegedly violated Bureau of Immigration rules, or have been thrown in here for extradition, deportation or other reasons. We get dry bread in the morning, a small portion of rice and veg for lunch and dinner and that’s all. I am now in a four-man room which is infested with bed bugs and mice, but previously I was sleeping on a dirty mattress outside the toilet door.”
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