Hundreds of Algerian boat people in Tunisian and Spanish prisons, says Algerian Human Rights watchdog
A study carried out by Professor Kamel Daoud from the National Association of Human Rights said hundreds of Algerians illegal missing migrants are, in fact, prisoners in Tunisian and Spanish penitentiaries.
Professor Daoud said some families in Annaba 600 kilometres east of Algiers , decided to take the trip to Tunisia and search for their children. But the Tunisian authorities in charge of file refused to enable them see their offsprings. Meanwhile Solidarity Minister Mr. Djamel Ould Abbas took the floor insisting on solving the issue with the European but to no avail. Meanwhile parents of the missing illegal migrants continue to suffer because of the disappearance of their children.
According to the same study, families who have not found the bodies of their children, are sure their children did not vanish in the big sea but were abducted in high seas, caught by coast guards and driven to prison.
According to the study ” Tunisia did not do as much harm as Morocco ,’’ when arrested Algerian illegal immigrants arrested Algerians who have been refused access back on Algerian soil.”
The spokesman, who presented the study during a press conference held yesterday at premises of the National Human Rights League said that “families came themselves reporting on their children who decided to immigrate illegally as boat people crossing the high seas.