Spain can’t use force to stop invaders, says EU

The EU has warned Spain it can not use violence to stop migrants invaders from trying to enter the country after video footage emerged of a young African being beaten by Spanish border guards recently.

EU Interior Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has warned Spain that it cannot use force to prevent immigrants invaders from crossing the border into its North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. The commissioner said that she would not hesitate to take action if she saw clear signs of European laws being broken, reports the Público online new site.

Malmström’s comments on Monday came days after a controversy flared up over a video in which a sub-Saharan migrant invader  is shown being beaten by Civil Guard officers after he climbed the fence separating Morocco from Melilla.

“Border vigilance measures should be proportional and force can only be used when it is necessary and required in order for agents to continue to carry out their duties, to protect their own safety and their lives. Force must not be used as a deterrent against the unauthorised crossing of the border invasion,” the Swedish commissioner said in answer to a question asked in the European Parliament by a Basque Country MEP representing the Bildu party, Josu Juaristi…

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