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[02. Dec 2008]

Tribute to Oury Jalloh

A Video Tribute to Oury Jalloh & Call for Demonstrations on last 3 days of the upcoming closing of the legal proceedings for the murder of Oury Jalloh. 02. + 05. Dec 2008: final speeches and demonstrations, 08. Dec 2008: pronouncement of a judgement, press conference and rally.

On January 7, 2005, Oury Jalloh and :: Layé Konde, both of Africa, lost their lives at the hands of the German police. Oury Jalloh burned alive while chained at hands and feet to a fireproof mattress in Cell No. 5 of the police station in Dessau, Germany.

Even until today, the authorities have sustained the thesis that Oury Jalloh set himself on fire. Refugee, migrants and anti-racists supporters have fought hard for the last 34 months to see that justice is done. Although successful in forcing a trial, the proceedings have been plagued with racism, cover-up, complacency, bias and impunity. It still remains a mystery just how exactly the fire in Cell No. 5 actually started.

After almost 60 hearings, the trial is now slowly coming to an end, with the verdict expected on 08. Dec 2008. The only outcome which can be expected is the continued injustice which has characterized both this case as well as the treatment of refugees and migrants in general.

Nevertheless, the struggle continues and, perhaps with your support, we will still see that the truth is made known, that justice is done, and that the family of Oury Jalloh is compensated for having tragically lost the life of their beloved son.

But however the outcome, the struggle itself is already a victory for all of those who have fought and continued to fight it.

BREAK THE SILENCE!


Call for protests


On 08. December 2008 the verdict is expected at the courthouse in Dessau. Nothing was clarified. Who has followed the trial will not be surprised. The Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh already left the courtroom months ago and brougth the protests back to the street. Now they call for Demonstrations on the last 3 days of the upcoming closing of the legal proceedings for the murder of Oury Jalloh.

Di 02. December 2008, 9 a.m.: final speeches and demonstration
Fr 05. December 2008, 9 a.m.: final speeches and demonstration

Mo 08. December 2008
09 a.m. pronouncement of a judgement
11 a.m. press conference
12 a.m. rally

Landgericht (courthouse) Dessau, Willy-Lohmann-Str. 29


Video: A Tribute to Oury Jalloh


A video by Refugee Network News Video tells the story of how Oury Jalloh burned alive while chained at hands and feet to a fireproof mattress in Cell No. 5 of the police station in Dessau, Germany :: here and :: here in better quality