Monday, March 3, 2014
Arab Saudi - police kill migrants
Illegal Migrant Dies in Saudi Detention Center Unrest
An illegal migrant has died and nine others were wounded when Saudi police intervened to quell “chaos” at a detention center in the west of the kingdom, police said Monday. The casualties fell during a “stampede” at Al-Shumaisi detention center, south of the holy city of Mecca, where migrants of various nationalities are held pending deportation. Detainees “tried to cause chaos… resulting in damages to the center,” Mecca police spokesman Commander Ati al-Qurashi told Agence France Presse. He did not elaborate on the nature of the disturbances but said that police “had to intervene” and that a migrant was killed and nine others wounded in a “stampede”.