Spanish border guards beat invader, I mean migrant, at Melilla

New video footage shows an African migrant being beaten by Spanish police as he is dragged from the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla. There are now fears for his well-being, a human rights group told The Local.

Prodein, a pro-human rights group based in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, has posted a video onlinewhich shows Civil Guard officers beating a would-be immigrant who was attempting to scale the complex of security fences designed to prevent migrants from reaching Spanish soil. Then the man is shown being carried, apparently unconscious, to the Moroccan side of the border.

The video, apparently filmed during Wednesday’s mass attempt to cross the triple barrier by around 140 sub-Saharan migrants, shows how a man the NGO Prodein has named as Danny, a Cameroonian believed to be 23 years old, was beaten by security forces with truncheons after they had persuaded him to use a ladder to climb down off the fence…

(Video at link if you cannot see it here).

Frankly, I don’t care. These people have to be stopped.

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