Afghan refugee committed suicide while detained in police station in Athens – he was to be deported…
Posted by clandestina on 16 February 2009
A 23 year old Afghan refugee who had been arrested and detained for not having a residence permit hung himself with a piece of cloth he tore from his clothes. He did this on Sunday, the 15th February, in the horrible detention space of the Elliniko Police Station in Athens. The young Afghan was threatened with deportation. One more state-inflicted murder, that adds to the recent deaths of migrants near the Petrou Ralli Police Department. We do not know his name yet.
The Ellinikon detention space is a real pigsty, with 100 migrants – in most cases arrested for not having proper documents – squeezed in small cells, 4 or 6 in each one. The yard is a 10 m x 10 m space where they wash and dry their clothes, and sometimes even urinate for no proper and suffient toilets exists.