Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ebénezer Folefack Sontsa

The young man was known as 'Martial' and was found death in a closed center for asylum seekers in Merksplas Belgium. The day before the police had tried to expel him forcefully in a violent and inhumane way. The marks on the body seemed not consistent with the hanging. The demonstration was to ask for an independent inquiry to shed light on Martials death, to ask to stop the forced repatriations since this is the second victim in a brief time. It would be good to look at the living conditions in these closed centers, since it is like being in prison without having committed a crime.
The assylumseekers who were arrested during the demonstration were immediately repatriated to countries in war, to countries with famine. Where is the humanity in democracy and where is the right to free speech and the right to gather...

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