The national Algeria which was to fly to Paris airport Roissy to be expelled from France died Thursday after a ” asphyxiation, “said the prosecutor of Bobigny Saturday. “According to preliminary results of the autopsy, the death was caused by asphyxia due to gastric regurgitation,” said a spokesman, confirming a report in Le Monde. On Friday, a police source indicated that the man, 51, who was the subject of a ministerial order of eviction dated August 12, was “died of a heart attack, despite ensuring that help. ”
Party aboard a van shortly before 19h of Administrative Detention Centre (ARC) of Vincennes (Val-de-Marne), under police escort, the victim had “a discomfort in the van arriving at Roissy airport “where he was to board a flight to Algeria, was the source said. A few days earlier, on August 16, this fifties, repeatedly condemned in France on charges of theft and fraud and violence, was violently opposed to the first eviction attempt and had to be taken back to the ARC Vincennes.
A judicial investigation for “involuntary manslaughter”
According to his lawyer Sohil Boudjellal, the context was “extremely tense “Thursday. “He did not want to get kicked because all remedies had not been exhausted,” said he told AFP. “He was taken by force. He probably had to struggle,” he has said. On Friday, the prosecutor of Bobigny opened a criminal investigation for “involuntary homicide”. Considering that it is a death “a priori accidental,” he instructed a judge to conduct all investigations.
In parallel, the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN), the “police of the police”, has received an inquiry on Thursday evening. In a statement, the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve wished “that the inquest allows to shed light on the circumstances of this tragic death.”
The Algerian foreign minister Saturday asked its embassy in Paris to collect the “official and accurate” information about the circumstances of the death of an Algerian being expelled, announced his spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif. “The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is closely following the case, immediately instructed the Embassy of Algeria in Paris and consulates in the Paris region, with the purpose of obtaining official and accurate information about the circumstances of the death and the exact identity of the citizen, “said he told APS agency.
The selected start a hunger strike
Friday of detainees began a hunger strike for ” that those involved in this violence are punished, “said one of them, Ivan Dragic, a Serb joined in a phone booth ARC, cited by AFP. “We know we are here because we are in an irregular situation, but there are limits to what the police can do,” he added, also demanding better sanitary conditions in the center and that the period of detention is limited to 20 days against 45 now. Radoine Fakir, a Tunisian who said he shared a room with the victim, said she seemed “perfectly healthy” at the time of his departure. “We are all shocked,” said he added.