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Mobile Memorial Laye Condé

Opening / Installation on Peter Zadek-Platz

THU Sep 5 / 7 p.m.

In the frame of the thematic focus ›Does Perspective Matter?‹

Admission free

The mobile memorial remembers the time and the victims of a forceful measure for preserving evidence taken in the recent past: Between 1991 and 2005, vomitive agents were administered in more than 1,000 cases to persons in police custody. On December 27, 2004, several  liters of water and vomitive syrup were poured down the throat of Laye Condé, who had fled from Sierra Leone, for more than two hours and against his will in the police headquarters. On January 7, 2005, Laye Condé died as a result of this coercive measure. In 2006, the European Court of Human Rights classified the forceful administrating of vomitives as a violation of the ban on torture stipulated by the European Convention on Human Rights.