<m2m-eng> The Schiphol Fire comes to court again

Jo van der Spek M2M jo at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 13 21:53:58 CEST 2011

The trial of the Schiphol Fire will start again in October in Den Haag. 
Again Ahmed Issa will be judged for his role in starting the fire in de 
Detention Complex at Schiphol Oost in the night of October 26th 2005. He was 
convicted in 2009 by the High Court of Amsterdam and deported to Libya 
immediately after. Almost a year ago the Supreme Court ruled that the 
verdict had to be destroyed. The essential injustice is that Ahmed Issa is 
convicted for starting the fire, but nobody has been held responsible for 
the impact of the fire: eleven dead undocumented migrants and many people 
wounded for life.

Before Ahmed Issa comes to the trial he demands a guarantee that he wil not 
be arrested like before. A clear answer has not come to our knowledge so 

Ahmed Issa is alive in Tripolis. He called M2M after the take-over of 
Tripolis to say that he is okay. The situation was dangerous, people were 
shooting their guns at random in the air and around. Athe bullets can hit 
you by accident: "you cannot be faster than bullets", he said. For more than 
four months there was no contact by phone or email with our man in Tripolis.

In October survivors and friends, The Schiphol People , will also 
commemorate the fire and the dead in various ways. 

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