[ 22. Jul 2011 ]

Goulam Bamper Khan died in detention - migrants charged after protests

After the dead of 27-year old immigrant Goulam Bamper Khan on 15th of July 2011, riots broke up at Elliniko detention centre. On July 15, 2011, 8 immigrants were charged for their protests.


Last Friday (July 15, 2011) Goulam Bamper Khan, a 27-year old immigrant from Pakistan, was found dead in the new detention center of Elliniko (close to Athens). He had been asking for a doctor repeatedly, but the only thing the detention center authorities did was to notify an unskilled member of a NGO, who just subscribed some medicine. Hours after this so-called medical examination, Goulam Bamper Khan fainted. Other inmates asked for an ambulance, but this was considered "not necessary". Finally Goulam Bamper Khan died. Immediately riots broke up, as 98 inmates started shouting and pushing their cells’ doors. Riot police entered the detention center, chose 8 immigrants and started beating them up "to give a lesson to the rest".

On Monday July 18, these 8 immigrants were charged for arsoning, escape attempt, rebellion provoking, rioting and damaging the detention center...

Source ::, 19. July 2011.