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#Brussels May 31: Trial Against 6 Passengers Who Prevented Deportation

On August 17, 2016 passengers on a commercial flight to Cameroon prevented a deportation of a refugee after they witnessed the inhuman treatment of the refugee by copd. Six of these passengers will have to stand trial on May 31 in Brussels, Belgium.


Written by Riot Turtle

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe so they are able to read what is going on and for documentation only.

On the 17th of August 2016, authorities tried to deport a man on a commercial flight to Cameroon. The man was handcuffed and maintained seated on the airplane by two policemen. The man was crying out of pain and seemed to be choking. The policemen did not nothing to help him. Most of the other passengers verbally condemned the inhuman treatment by the policemen and than refused to sit down.


The act of solidarity forced the police to take the man out of the plane again as the plane was not able to take off because the majority of the passengers continued to refuse to sit down. After that the police picked out six passengers randomly and drove them to the police station. 

On the 31st of May 2017, those six passengers have to appear before the criminal court of Brussels. They are being prosecuted for “serious impediment to air traffic”.  Activists call people to come to the court to show solidarity and support the 6 passengers during the trial.

In front of the court there also will be a gatherin; 31 May 2017 8.30 a.m. Law Courst of Brussels, (Palais de Justice Place Poelaert).

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