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Press Information of NAFA - Thueringen in Solidarity with Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh

Nigerian Association of Friends (NAFA) in Thueringen
Press Release, 28.11.2007

Text in Deutsch:
Pressemitteilung – NAFA Thüringen in Solidarität mit der Initiative zum Gedenken an Oury Jalloh:

Eine Stellungnahme der Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh3. Todestag von Oury Jalloh:KEIN VERGESSEN, KEIN VERGEBEN
Information und Einladung zur Pressekonferenz in Jena
In Halle/Saale)Einladung zu einem Vortrag am Tag der Menschenrechte: Der Oury Jalloh - Prozess
In Hamburg) Oury Jalloh: Veranstaltungshinweise Änderung - Berichte International und Demonstration
A statement of the ‘Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh’.
Memorial Anniversary of Oury Jalloh: Press Information on Jena Conference - 1st of December 2007

Conference on 1st of December in Jena

The 3. Memorial Anniversary of the mysterious death of OURY JALLOH an African refugee from Guinea /Sierra-Leone who was burnt alive on 07.01.2005 in a police cell in the city of Dessau

Jena, Thueringen, December 1, 2007 – The Nigeria and Friends Association, (NAFA), has declared further solidarity for the Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh event coming up with a conference in University Campus of Jena on 1st December, 2007. This is a converge organised by The VOICE Forum featuring participation of of various groups like The Caravan-for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants - Bayern, The Plataforma of Refugees and
Migrants – Berlin with The Nigerian Association of Friends (NAFA) in Thueringen, The Thomas Sankara Movement - Munich, African Union Convention - Goettingen, Refugee Emancipation - Brandenburg together with the activists of the Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh Germany.

The conference will also feature recent court proceedings in Dessau, the life and death of Oury Jalloh and a press conference at 13.00Hour in FSU - Uni Campus.

Top on the program of agenda include speeches from Mouctar Bah, founder, The Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh, and the Guinean Community in Dessau, Regina Kiwanuka, member, International delegation to the Oury Jalloh process observation from the Ugandan Community, Nuremberg, Pastor Lothar König, Stadtjugendpfarrer, JG-Stadtmitte Jena, recitation of “For Hymn a Him and a Hymn for Us” by Azubuike Erinugha - Erfurt, poet and
founding member of Nigerian and Friends Association - NAFA in Thueringen.

We call to support the nationwide initiative of Oury Jalloh campaign and the demand of The African Conference in Dessau 06.01.2007 for the self determination of all victims and activists in solidarity and protest against police brutality and racial profiling.

For the safety of our lives and dignity we will protest to uncover the mysterious police scandal surroundings the death and Murder of Oury Jalloh. Telepolis Artikel - Black Power; In Deutsch:

We are the victims that must unite!
It is time to strengthen the Black Africa Solidarity Initiatives for Justice and Dignity here and in the Diaspora.

We demand true justice by an independent investigation and full independent judicial enquiry into the suspicion of a conspiracy on organised murder in the circumstances surrounding the death of Oury Jalloh in the police cell in the city of Dessau on the 07.1.2005 and the Police murder of Dominique Kouamadio in Dortmund on the 14.4.2006 and other victims of Police Killings in Germany.

In a recent press briefing, NAFA president, Mr. Best Owie, strongly encourage members, friends and families to join in discussions that will be based on the work and protest of the nationwide Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh death which was initiated in 2005 since the mysterious murder did successfully led the protest beyond the borders of Dessau in Germany.

Apart from its unshaken support to The VOICE Forum in the organisation of this event, NAFA will affect full participation in the event through its issue of official statement.

We are happy to hear and to invite our brothers and sisters, groups or organisations who have worked with the initiative and those interested to join us in Jena with The VOICE Forum.

NAFA Press Contact:
A. Erinugha 0174-7021643 (engl.) und L. Akinsinde 0152-04350132 (deutsch)
For Nigerian Association of Friends (NAFA) in Thueringen

For further Information please contact:

The VOICE Refugee Forum
Osaren Igbinoba (English Speaking) Mobil: 0049 (0)17624568988
Thomas Mwayemudza Ndindah (German Speaking) Tel: 03641 513144, Mobil:
0163 4811554, E-mail: