Tuesday, July 29, 2008

In Memory of Oury Jalloh

On January 7, 2005, Oury Jalloh, a young refugee from Sierra Leone/Guinea, was violently detained by the police in the city of Dessau and taken to a holding cell in the basement of the local police station. Four hours later his body was found in a charcoaled state, the corpse chained at the hands and feet to a fireproof mattress. For over 3 1/2 years the Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh has fought for truth, justice and indemnization. Nevertheless, the authorities have responded with repression, cover-up and systematic lies. Our struggle continues.
We shall not give up until the truth is told.

For information see:

In memory of Oury Jalloh, Dominique Koumadio, Laye Konde and all other victims of racist police violence (and in solidarity with Mumia Abul Jamal)

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