an Ertrean woman, Rosa, says she was beaten unconscious by police and woke up in hospital with a broken leg. Two children interviewed by HRW say they were ill treated by police and pepper sprayed. A Sudanese man had an arm broken in three places after an encounter with the police.
There are no houses nearby, nor shops, not a sign of civilization; only hunters who do not want the migrants there and are shooting birds where the migrants should go and live: the ground is littered with thousands of empty cartridges. It is close to smugglers’ territory– not all smugglers are bad but some are, and on the way to lorry parks that have been the theatre of very violent fights, resulting in several people hospitalized. It is actually a miracle that nobody has died that way. These fights can sometimes continue for days, involve hundreds of people and expand to the camps where people are sleeping.
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