TWENTYONEMILES: Migrant struggles and resistance in Belgium, France and Switzerland

February 18, 2011

Hunger strike at Steenokkerzeel detention centre near Brussels

Filed under: Belgium, detention, hunger strike — twentyonemiles @ 1:23 pm

A hunger strike at Steenokkerzeel detention centre began on 16/02/11 in protest at the beating of an 18 year old Egyptian detainee by 4 guards.

Voix sans frontieres” (“Voices without borders”) have called for a solidarity demo this Sunay 20/02/11 at 4.30pm outside the centre.


August 24, 2010

31 year old hunger strike dies in France

Filed under: France, hunger strike — twentyonemiles @ 9:08 pm

Mamadou Gassama, a 31 year old from Mail, had lived in France since 2000. He has been refused visas on several occasions and had been on a hunger strike with 6769 others to demand his regularisation. He died suddenly on Friday 13th August, leaving behind two brothers near Paris.

June 21, 2010

Hunger strike in Mesnil-Amilot (Paris), 20/06/10

Filed under: France, hunger strike — twentyonemiles @ 10:02 pm

Several detainees have been on hunger strike at the detention centre since yesterday, Sunday 20th June.

May 31, 2010

Hunger strike in Plaisir CRA, near Paris

Filed under: detention, France, hunger strike — twentyonemiles @ 8:48 pm

There is a hunger strike at the CRA (centre retention administrative, a detention centre for migrants) at Plaisir, to the west of Paris. More info to follow.

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