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Suffocation of migrants and prisoners during transportation, tales of “neglect” and alleged “punishment”

Carol Anne Grayson (Radical Sister) blog

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71 people lost their lives through suffocation in this truck, Austria (Twitter)

Suffocating people to death in trucks and shipping containers is a recurring theme in my writing and an issue that is investigated in some cases and suppressed in others. People smugglers take advantage of the desperate circumstances of those fleeing war zones or impoverished transporting them across Europe in vehicles devoid of any air ventilation system. Those caring for prisoners neglect their duties allowing detainees to die in horrific circumstances as shipping containers are turned into coffins. Today once again we hear via the Guardian that a refrigerated truck containing over 120 people, believed to be mostly Syrian had tried to cross the Bulgarian border with Turkey. Fortunately this time there were no fatalities. The newspaper states,

“38 men, 33 women and 58 children were found hidden behind bottles of sparkling water at the border crossing of Kapitan…

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