TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN
video / collaboration with Xose Quiroga


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Carrying an image of Samba Martine with the inscription "Samba Martine, after 38 days detained at the immigrant detention centre of Aluche died at the hospital 12 of october" a route was made during the celebration of the national day of Spain on october the 12th 2012 in Madrid. The first stop was at the Columbus plaza, the second at door of the apartment were congolese politician Moisé Tshombe used to live, the third at the immigrant dentition Centre of Aluche and the last one at the 12 of October Hospital where congolese immigrant Samba Martine died.








A - COLON PLAZA: This plaza and its fountain commemorate Christopher Columbus, whose name in Spanish was Cristóbal Colón. Evrey 12 of October, during the celebration of the national day of spain, the military parade culminates in this square. [+info]



B - DOCTOR FLEMING STREET #48: Residence of Moisé Tshombe during his exile in Spain between 1963 and 1967. Moise Tshombe was involved in the murder of Patrice Lumumba, after this, he was received in Spain as a political refugee. [+info 1] [+info 2]



C - ALUCHE IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTRE: People considered "illegal" immigrants are detained in this centers for up to two months prior to forced deportation. Samba Martine was detained in this Immigrant Detention Centre 38 days. [+info]



D - 12 OF OCTOBER HOSPITAL: Healrhcare Center founded in the year 1973 by the dictator Francisco Franco. The 11 of December of 2011 Samba Martine died at this hospital. [+info]







SAMBA MARTINE, AFTER 38 DAYS DETAINED AT THE IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTRE OF ALUCHE DIED AT THE HOSPITAL 12 OF OCTOBER.

Samba Martine was detained in Melilla and then transferred to the Aluche Immigrant detention center in Madrid for proceeding with her deportation to Congo, the country where she was born. While she was detained at the immigrant detention center she requested the police to receive medical atention. The medical services of the immigrant dentition center established that she wasn´t ill enough to be transferred to a Hospital, Samba visited the medical service at least 10 times, the last one she had to be transferred urgently to the 12 of October hospital where she died of an infection on the 19 of November of 2011. Various medical reports assert that if Samba would have been taken to a hospital before, her illness could have been treated in a proper way for avoiding her death. On the 24 of september 2012 the court number 38 of Madrid decided to end and close the investigation of Samba Matine´s death. .



MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SAMBA MARTINE´S CASE [only in spanish]:
“NO HUBO NEGLIGENCIA EN LA MUERTE DE LA INTERNA DEL CIE SAMBA MARTINE” (FUENTE: ELPAIS.COM)
LA MUERTE DE UNA INMIGRANTE EN EL CIE PROVOCA OTRO AUTO CONTRA EL “HACINAMIENTO” EN ALUCHE (FUENTE: MADRILONIA.ORG)
PEQUEÑOS HOLOCAUSTOS COTIDIANOS PREVISIBLES EN LOS CIE (FUENTE: KAOSENLARED.NET)





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