There is another tragicomic detail. On 18 April 2009, four months before being stopped by police and taken to the CIE to be expelled, Mr. Jacob had participated seminar in Frascati on Human Rights Studies, entitled "From prisoners of war to the new deprived of liberty" . He shows me the certificate of participation. It has his name on it. Guess who was organising the event? The Italian Red Cross. The same people who now run his deprivation of liberty within the Centre for Identification and Expulsion of Ponte Galeria, where he has already spent 33 days and from where he is likely to be repatriated sooner rather than later.
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translated by Camilla Gamba