Montag, 20. August 2012

Pozzallo. Riots in the Recption Centre

The Pozzallo CSPA (First Reception Centre) has once again been the scene of riots and escapes by North African citizens awaiting repatriation. The hangar in the port is still being used as a detention centre without legally having been granted such a status. Initially set up as a reception and identification centre for migrants arriving on the Ragusa coastline, the centre has, for some time now, been used for all intents and purposes as a centre of transit. Tunisian and Egyptian citizens are brought here before being repatriated. This is a process which is carried out as quickly as possible without allowing the deportees to ever see the Judge of Peace (who would authorise such a ruling), a lawyer or members of the Praesidium organisation. It is a true case of collective expulsion which is forbidden under both national and international law.
For more information on what has happened today, please follow the link:
http://www.ilclandestino.info/2012/08/20/pozzallo-rivolta-al-centro-di-prima-accoglienza/#more-1943

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