12/03/2013: they are deported to Bulgarie after a long stop in isolation in the closed centre 127 bis
Testimony here:[audio:http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Enreg002.mp3|titles=Bulgares donc voleurs]
They were four in their car on the highway near Antwerp. One police car was following them, then other police cars came and asked them to stop for a complete search of the car and a control of the papers. The police could not find anything and their papers were in order.
They were brought to the police station of Turnhout. The reason they were given: theft attempt, adding that it was not the first time they had been controled on Belgian roads, that they are Bulgarians and that therefore they are thieves. They are being told that they may call a lawyer but that things will go faster without… In trust they accept and wait.
After 36 hours in the isolation cell without having got a single glass of water, they are brought to the closed centre of Vottem, always for theft attempt!
‘We do not understand why we are detained. Our papers are in order.’
‘No one can be imprisoned with no prior trial’.
They do not know where their luggage and car are. They were told that they would be deported next Monday.
In Vottem, they do not have anyone to talk to to explain the situation, no lawyer, no social assistant.
They would like to get their car and things back and leave Belgium as fast as possible!