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Deportation leads to death in Switzerland...Is this fair?

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Ab-Titchaz, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Swiss investigate death of Nigerian asylum seeker


    Police methods at Zurich airport are now under scrutiny

    Switzerland has halted special flights to deport asylum seekers after a Nigerian man on hunger strike died on the tarmac at Zurich airport.

    Swiss police say they had shackled the 29-year-old man, who was being forcibly deported along with 15 other Nigerians whose asylum bids had been rejected.

    When he fell ill on Wednesday the police took off his shackles and a doctor tried in vain to revive him.

    Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

    Police said they had shackled the man because he had resisted deportation.

    Two Nigerian witnesses quoted by the Swissinfo news website accused the police of inhumane treatment.

    "They treated us like animals," said one, called Emmanuel.

    "They shackled our feet, knees, hands, hips, arms and torso and made us wear a helmet like those worn by boxers. It was simply impossible to move," he said.

    The man who died was a drug-dealer who had been on hunger strike for several days.

    It is the third such death in Switzerland since 1999.

    Last year there were 43 special repatriation flights from Switzerland, deporting some 360 people, mostly to the Balkans or Africa, Swissinfo reports.

  2. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Granted that African Immigrants are not wanted in these countries, this
    issue deserves the most serious condemnation possible. Can't they just be
    humane please?

    R.I.P. to the deceased.
  3. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    Wazungu hawatutaki Nchini kwao wakija kwetu Afrika tunawakumbatia kweli kazi kweli ipo. Tuamke ndugu zangu hawa watu weupe walitutawala wakaja kwetu kuchukuwa Dhahabu,Almasi,Pembe za tembo wakatutawala na wakaleta Dini zao yaani Uislam na Ukristo matokeo yake tunakwenda kwao kutafuta maisha mazuri matokeo yake wanatufukuza kama mbwa mwitu huo Ubaguzi wao utaisha mpaka lini Tuamke ndugu zangu watu weupe Wazungu sio watu wazuri asanteni
  4. MaxShimba

    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    It is shame and sad.

    My sympathy goes out to the family of the lost one.

  5. Wacha1

    Wacha1 JF-Expert Member

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    Si wanasema dunia iwe kijiji kimoja yaani Africans waendelee kuwa watumwa wa wazungu na wao ndio waamue nani ale keki kubwa zaidi na nani wa kusujudiwa?