Germany: African Community Conference in Dessau on January 6, 2007
Within the last few years, the African community in Germany has been on the streets to let their voices heard in relation to the laxity of the German executive, judiciary and legislative bodies to speedily bring to justice “hate crimes” like racism committed against a black man. An example is the case of Oury Jallow who was killed in the police cell in Dessau.
Germany: Mourning for Laye-Alama Condé
Killed by emetic torture in police custody in Bremen
We mourn for Laye-Alama Condé, who has died a year ago, on the 7th of January 2005, as a result of the forced administration of emetic by the police. Late on the evening of 26th December, 2004 Laye-Alama Condé from Sierra Leone, who had been living in Bremen for years, was arrested by two civil police commando and brought to the police station Vahr on suspicion of having drugs on him. There, Laye-Alama Condé was forcibly tied to a metal examination stretcher by the two policemen (both feet fixed with cable tie, his left hand fixed with handcuffs on the examination stretcher.)
Germany: Justice for Dominique Kouamadio
JUSTICE FOR DOMINIQUE
On 14 April 2006, Dominique Kouamadio, a 23 year-old Congolese, was shot dead by a policeman in Dortmund. The owner of a kiosk had called the police because Dominique was standing in front of his kiosk window with a knife. At the time three police officers arrived by car, the situation was according to their own statements not threatening. Until today, it has not been clarified why the situation escalated: a policeman killed Dominique by two shots, fired directly after each other into his leg and into his heart.