Clandestine immigrant detention room in Madrid’s main airport may be illegal.

Since last Summer, the detention room at Barajas, known as Room 4, has held 1000 undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation, often for one or two days, but sometimes for up to two weeks. An investigation led by Spain’s Ombudsman will investigate claims (denied by the Spanish government) that some immigrants are denied basic rights during their detention, such as access to a lawyer, family and friends or medical attention. More information here.