On the 21 of april a few hundred people demonstranted in front of the closed center 127bis in Steenokkerzeel.
They oppose the dentention of a few dozens of Guineans in diffrent detention prisons around Belgium, possibly with the purpos to collectivey deport them to Guinea.
A large majority of the demostarters were from Guinean oridgine. The demo was tentioned but held without any problems. A lot of detainees screemd out their frustartions and hate towards their planned deporatation to Guinea, a very unstabel counrty were they could possibly could be torrtured
The tention in the prison was felt.
Around ten of the detainees in 127bis have been in hungerstrike sinds 7 days now. Some of them drink very littel water and their health is alarming. The directors of the center refuses to send them to a hospital.
A collective deportation ?
A few people got a deporation notice for the 24 of april.
Other sources say that different Guinears in Vottem have been put in isolation for a tansfer to 127bis. Others information talk about a collective flight on the 24 of april considering 30 guinears.
Know the hard repression practiced by the Guinean goverment on opponents in Guinea and know that most detainees in belgium are opponents of that regime, some talk about organised crime practiced by the Belgium authority’s.
Letters and protest fax can be send to
Lettre et fax de protestation
Mister M. F. Roosemont,Director of foreign affaires : T 02 793 80 31 (NL – EN) – 02 793 80 30 (FR), Fax 02 274 66 40 , Bur_Presse@dofi.fgov.be
Monsieur Elio Di Rupo, Prime minister : firstname.lastname@example.org Fax022173328, 025126953
Madame Joëlle Milquet, Vice-Premier ministre et Minister from internal affaires :email@example.com
Madame Maggie De Block, Statesectertair of asylum, miration and social integration, assisting the minestry of justice.
Téléphone : 02 542 80 11
Fax : 02 542 80 03