HEAVY ABUSE IN DETENTION CENTER ROTTERDAM, AGAIN
UPDATE, 11.37: This morning, around 9 am, the doctor has visited mister Bah. “He has been heavily abused”, she says. “He has a big bump on his forehead, and a cut in his right cheeck, caused by a pen the guard was using. He has bruised on his forehead and his temple.” The ministry of Justice stated that Bah himself was being violent, but according to the doctor he is “barely able to walk”, because of his weakened condition. Since Friday noon he has not eaten or drinken anything. Apart from the visit this morning, he has not had any medical care.
REFUGEES RESISTING STATE OPPRESSION, AND SOLIDARITY ACTIVISM IN THE NETHERLANDS, AND MORE
Sunday 19 May, 2013
This article was written for Libcom, and can be read there already.
Protest and resistance by refugees and solidarity activists in the Netherlands is meeting serious repression. This is now getting media attention, and provoking new protest as well.
I WANT OUT OF HERE, IF WORSE COMES TO WORSE IN A COFFIN
INTERVIEW IN NEWSPAPER THE NRC
“Interview with Nessar: ‘l want out of here, if worse comes to worst in a coffin’
A group of hunger strikers protests an inhumane detention regime.
What do you say to a man who is crying from his pain because he hasn’t drunk or eaten in days? Please stop, now? Or: Keep going!
Sayam Uddin Nessar (1970) from Afghanistan hasn’t drunk anything since Tuesday and was already on hunger strike since Monday. During the visiting hour on Saturday he lets people read a letter he has written. It says: ‘Under no circumstances do l want to be admitted to a hospital. I also refuse any artificial feeding, l do not agree to receive fluids via an IV, l do not agree to receive any medically necessary drugs.’
‘Either l’m released, or l’m leaving the detention center, in Rotterdam, in a coffin’ he says with a dry mouth. Every five minutes he reaches for his side, his kidneys protest. That was Saturday afternoon. Yesterday morning he called to say he would be taken to the hospital that day.
DO NOT LET THE THIRSTSTRIKERS DIE
NO BORDER NETWORK
(Let Teeven ask himself: how much longer will he incite people to acts of despair?)
Do not let the thirststrikers die!
Since Sunday May 5th we know that refugees in the border detention centers of Schiphol and Rotterdam took action to require their freedom. For that purpose they decided to start a hunger and even thirst- strike.