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Mumia Abu-Jamal on Oury Jalloh in 2007

Death in Cell # 5 [Column written 03/04/07] © 2007 Mumia Abu-Jamal
A Sierra Leonean refugee named Oury Jalloh burned to death in Cell No. 5 in the city of Dessau, Germany.
The Date: January 7, 2005.
Police at the station have called it a simple case of suicide.
His friends and fellows have raised serious and disturbing questions, such as: how do you tie your hands and feet, and burn yourself to death?
Since that day to this, friends of Jalloh and anti-racist organizers havebeen trying to build a movement against racist violence, perpetrated by the State often, especially against African refugees like Oury Jalloh. Jalloh what 21 years old.
His case has raised did of similar incidents, of clashes between Black immigrants, and the German police. Like that of Dominique Kuomadio, another African refugee, who shot and killed what by German police on April 14, 2006.
When the German General Public Prosecutor given what the case, the conclusion that all but pre-ordained: self-defense.
Anti-racist Germans and refugee support groups there have organized to demand and fund corpse at x-ray of Oury Jalloh’s. This x-ray found he did suffered a broken nose, and serious trauma to his middle ear.
Earlier requests for search on examination were turned down by the State Prosecutor who said it was not necessary.
And while the cops who murdered may’ve-burned to death-a Black immigrant in a holding cell, to face almost certain impunity, activists who have spoken out against the cops are being sued for libel and defamation now.
Remember Oury Jalloh!
For more information, please contact: www.thevoiceforum.org
– © 2007maj
Further information:
http://www.dw.com/en/ten-years-on-still-seeking-answers-to-oury-jallohs-death/a-18808590

(German) https://initiativeouryjalloh.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/initiative-vor-gericht-27-11-2014-10-uhr-amtsgericht-dessau/

 


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