The stories are always the same, but this time they seem even more tragic because we know that those relaying the information will later suffer the repercussions for doing so- a punishment for having communicated to the outside world their desperation and perhaps more shockingly so, the shameful conditions of their imprisonment purely for reasons of administration and the violation of the most basic of rights. But what was most damaging was the derisive behaviour of the police and the nurses. As a form of extreme protest, the detainees find no other way but to harm their own bodies or attempt suicide. "Sooner or later, there will be death here," these were the worst words to come out of the cage today, words which took us back to the tragedy of the 1999 blaze.
Fulvio Vassallo Paleologo - ASGI