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The 6th Memorial Protest for Oury Jalloh in Dessau - We are fighting for freedom and justice! "We are fighting for freedom"

We unite in our commitments to expose the state racist structures and of the society in the case of Oury Jalloh as a symbol for all the victims of state organized crimes and the experiences made during the struggle to name the murderers of Oury Jalloh. We want to also reaffirm our call to protest and to stop police brutality including the racial profiling by the authorities.

Remembering the death of Oury Jalloh through police violence is only one aspect of the entire racist structure and legal manifestation of the exclusion and oppression of refugees and migrants in Germany. We are remembering also all victims of state violence who have died at their external borders of Europe, in deportation prisons, during deportation, or through refusal of medical care by the social departments.

The VOICE Refugee conference which took place in December 2010 in Jena appealed to everyone to join us to denounce the racist system and inform the public about the abuse and deaths of refugees and migrants in Germany and to link the different campaigns with each other and the case of Oury Jalloh.

The struggle for justice in the case of Oury Jalloh continues even without expecting any truth from the court process starting next month in Magdeburg.

We are calling on the German judiciary to carry out thorough investigation and name the racist police murderers of Oury Jalloh.

We apeal for independent commission to investigate the murder of oury jall in the police cell in dessau.

Despite, and perhaps because we do not expect any justice from the new trial in the Oury Jalloh murder, the trial must also be specially observed by an independent group of legal practitioners, human rights activists and affected persons. This Observation of the process is not to be understood as a legitimization of the cover-up done by the Court but as a delegation to document the trial and its results.

We will follow both cases very critically and are still demanding truth, justice and compensation for the family of Oury Jalloh and Laye Alama Condé.

The cases of Oury Jalloh and Laye Alama Condé are merely two cases that did not get justice in their judicial proceedings, but they are only a part of many cases of police brutality which ended with death; N'deye Mareame Sarr, Halim Dener, John Achidi, Zdravko Nikolov Dimitrov, Aamir Ageeb, Arumugasamy Subramaniam, Dominique Koumadio and many others are victims of the German police and its racist impunity. Majority of these other cases were not even brought to the Court.

Almost 6 years after the bestial death of Oury Jalloh in cell No. 5 in Dessau we continue to say: Oury Jalloh - that was murder!

We demand: Break the Silence! Truth! Justice! Compensation!“

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Activities on Oury Jallohs 6. Memorial on 7. January 2011 in Dessau [dt/eng/frz] - No lager Halle >>

Break the silence
Stop racist police brutality !
in memory of Oury Jalloh who died six years ago

• January 7th, 2011 demonstration in Dessau
- 2pm start of the demonstration, main station
• January 8th, 2011 demonstration in Magdeburg
- 1pm start of the demonstration, main station
• January 12th, 2011 beginning of the trial
- Mahnwache! Picket and food for everybody from 9am on, court Magdeburg, Halberstädter Str. 8

On January 7th, 2005 Oury Jalloh burnt with his hands and feet tied in a
police cell in Dessau. The trial against the accused police man ended with acquit in December 2008. On demand of the Initiative in remembrance of Oury Jalloh the incidental action contradicted against the verdict at the federal court (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) - rightly. On the exact date of the death the BGH confirmed what the Initiative Oury Jalloh and other organisations criticized since a long time:

The trial against the police men in duty was a farce because: Cover-up of the murder of Oury Jalloh, wheeling and dealing of police men, lies and wrong testemonies of witnesses and accused - all without consequences. The BGH decided therefore logically that the trial against one of the accused police men has to start again because the family of the victim has the right to get a legal procedure.
The fear seems to be certified that the supposed revision was only meant to be the attempt to lower the pressure; because now the trial was abducted and postponed just like the first one. This shows once again that the legal system in Germany is not interested in revealing the truth. The accusation against Schubert is "injury which caused death" and still not murder - what we believe.

The essential questions for clearing up were not answered:
• Who came into the cell directly before the fire burst out and why is it not documented?
• How could a lighter appear although Oury Jalloh was searched before?
• How could a completly tied person burn a hardly inflammable and undamaged mattress?
• Which kind of liquid was on the floor just before the fire started?
• How/Who broke Oury Jalloh's nose, an injury which was not detected in the first autopsy?
• Where is the video tape of the crime scene and how could it disappear?
• How could the second pair of handcuffs which was meant to be evidence
be thrown away?
That's how the impression evoke that the first trial only served to exonerate the involved police men.

Oury Jalloh - it was murder! All attempts to postpone the trial again and again show the institutional and structural racism in Germany. Never surrender! Never forget!

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