As most of the readers are overseas won't probably heared about the massive tryings of sub-saharan inmigrants to cross the fences that stand as borders of the Spanish' colonies of Ceuta and Melilla using homemade stairs in a XV century-like assault to a fortress.
Those who were arrested by the Moroccan police were inmediately being deported to the near town Oujda, in Algeria, were they found their way to cure their wounds (sometimes as results of the jump over a 6 meters fence with barbedwire and several times inflicted by the always agressive Moroccan police), recover some strength and try again to jump the fences that separate the two Spanish, ergo European, colonies from Morocco.
Things seem to have changed now that Spain and Morocco have signed a treaty that allows the first country to inmediately deport all the inmigrants that are arrested just after the jump into Spanish territory. Some non governmental/non proffit organizations like Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
denounce that hundreds of inmigrants have been left to die in the middle of the Sahara desert without food and water by the Moroccan forces.
Hang on as I'll be updating the news concerning this subject.
to read the news in English.
for a video stream showing one of the assaults.
to hear the interview (Spanish only, sorry) of a MSF head talking about the subject.Here
you can find a video covering the news.
~ Imagining a caravan of trucks full of these inmigrants reminds me to the nazi trains full of jews heading death camps. The problem is that I bet nobody will remember this humanitarian crime in a few years (just the same way people seem to have forgotten the rest of the ethnic groups who were massacred in the holocaust like gypsies, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Estonians, ...).
~ I wonder if Spain should be accused of breaking the UN Convention Against Torture treaty for deporting all these inmigrants to a country that is known for using extreme violence against its own citizens and inmigrants on their soil.