Traducción en inglés:
Thursday, 15 May 2008
ANOTHER DAY ON STRIKE
It’s the third day that the group of Indians and Algerians held at the CETI in Melilla have been on hunger strike. Their physical strength is beginning to ebb, but not their determination to bring about an end to the very real blocks they face.
More migrants have managed to find their way to the Plaza de España in Melilla to join the strike despite the security checkpoints set up by the government in the area around the CETI and on the streets. The degrading confinement they have faced—in many cases for as long as three years—is reason enough for the action the group of migrants on hunger strike has taken, and requires a solution to their situation for humanitarian reasons.
The group of migrants rejects outright any contacts or negotiations with the Delegation of the Government, following the experience of betrayal suffered by the previous series of migrant mobilizations. We remember that after negotiating with the then Delegate of the Government, José Fernández Chacón, a hunt for Bangladeshi migrants was launched and continues to this day.