A man in his 50s tried to kill himself on Friday 14/02/2014. He cut himself with a knife. The other detainees were very upset this morning, the suicide attempt was spectacular.
The man was taken to the hospital and the other detainees were not given any information. He was then brought back to the detention center and put in solitary confinement.
Since then the other detainees have received no news. They are outraged. They don’t understand how such things can happen without any reaction from politicians and the public. They don’t understand why such horrible events don’t generate a protest movement!
It is hard to explain to them the reasons for this indifference.
They are asking for reactions from outside, from their supporters, from journalists! They complain about not being able to see a psychologist when such events occur and that the management and “social services” in the centre don’t pay any attention to their requests and the violence they endure.
This act of desperation seems to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
They want to protest but feel powerless in the face of the repression that is common in the center.
How many suicide attempts and how many revolts will there have to be before we react ?