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On the night of 30th January 2014 a 17 year old boy from Iran was killed by being driven over by a truck whilst trying to cross the border into the UK.


During this night, three people were trying cross the border to the UK by hiding inside a lorry. As they entered the truck they realized that the truck driver clearly saw them entering. So they were quite surprised when the driver did not say anything and shortly after drove off.


After around a 15 minute drive the truck stopped at a small parking space. The driver went to the back of the truck to shout to the people inside to come out. Because they were hiding behind boxes they had to climb over them to get out, but they could not get out quick enough.


The truck started driving while they were still trying to get out. Finally they made it to the back to jump out of the truck. In the meantime the truck was already back on the highway! Two of them were lucky and landed on their feet and could leave the highway. The third person was not that lucky. He landed on his head and could not move. Even if the other two tried to stop the traffic on the street, they could not help him. A second truck which passed hit the young boy and it tore him to pieces.
We are deeply shocked about another very tragic and brutal death here in Calais. The two people with him that night are of course very distraught. They witnessed him dying. Trying to cross to England is not an option for them any more. They left their home to find peace and protection. And they do not want to be the next one killed instead by the European border regime!


This is now the fourth death at the Calais border in the past 6 months; and at least the twenty second reported death in the past four years.
There is no justification for the countless suffering inflicted on people by the border regimes. People without the ‘right’ identity in this world have to risk their lives day in and day out while the privileged class pass by in luxury.


The greed of the capitalist trade assigns more value to the goods – taken from every corner of the world – in the 7,000 trucks that cross daily into Britain than the people having to hide amongst them.
These regimes are a brutal combination of age old racism tied up with the mantra of ‘national interest’ where people profiting from the system are quite happy to reap all the benefits of the global militarized onslaught to ‘free up’ capital and trade but are not willing to share any of the benefits or bear any of the consequences.


ID controls and the enforcement of identity papers, check points and prisons used to control the identity of populations has, and always will, result in persecution. Time and time again ID controls by authorities scanning populations in order to pick out certain categories of people is a telling sign that systematic abuse against those people is happening.
And the silence remains deafening. One death is too many. It will stop only when people rise up to make it stop. Regimes do not give up their control voluntarily.
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They shouldn't have been trying to illegally enter the UK. Immigration and customs exists for a reason - to stop people like him who didn't wait to fill out any formal application for entry.

Just because a country exists doesn't mean you have a right to live there. I don't see Iran offering freebies for any UK illegal immigrants, therefore I don't see why we should do likewise.
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He shouldn't be trying to enter illegally. Why should people be given a dim view when they go through the correct channels to enter the country because some people do it illegally and cause trouble!
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What are you suggesting OP, a world where everyone goes wherever the hell they want and gets everything handed to them on a plate? :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Syrian Guy)
[This is now the fourth death at the Calais border in the past 6 months; and at least the twenty second reported death in the past four years.
There is no justification for the countless suffering inflicted on people by the border regimes. People without the ‘right’ identity in this world have to risk their lives day in and day out while the privileged class pass by in luxury.
What's wrong with staying in France? I could well understand if Britain directly bordered Syria or Iran, but these people have already reached a developed country that is party to the treaties pertaining to asylum. They didn't die escaping persecution, which they had already escaped. They died taking an unnecessary risk for primarily economic reasons.
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Sad that borders even exist in this world. No man should be able to claim a land for his own.
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If we allowed free entry to this country to whoever wanted it, we'd deteriorate as a country until we were as bad as the worst country.
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Presumably he was already in a safe country where he could have requested asylum (France). Having achieved that, he was not permitted to try to illegally cross into another country.
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Tough. He was an illegal immigrant.
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It's not our problem, put bluntly.
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(Original post by Kiss)
They shouldn't have been trying to illegally enter the UK. Immigration and customs exists for a reason - to stop people like him who didn't wait to fill out any formal application for entry.

Just because a country exists doesn't mean you have a right to live there. I don't see Iran offering freebies for any UK illegal immigrants, therefore I don't see why we should do likewise.
Oh my god!! No human being is illegal and all people around the globe have the right to shelter, the right to a dignified existence..I mean what do they they have to do? those people do want to lead a normal life and participate in society through work and study, yet when they fill out applications to enter the country 'legally' they got refused just because they come from countries living under dictatorship.
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(Original post by iamintorture)
Sad that borders even exist in this world. No man should be able to claim a land for his own.
This, a sad world we live in
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mmm officially taking in child asylum seekers because the UK has good record at that. No wonder even if they could they would go through the home office.
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Iran isnt that bad
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(Original post by iamintorture)
Sad that borders even exist in this world. No man should be able to claim a land for his own.
Hear, hear!
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I'm sorry, I feel so sorry for him but he put himself in danger. It's not fair to enter let everyone enter, especially illegally. We're letting in too many people as it is and this country is getting a bit on the overpopulated side. If we keep on, the whole place will be screwed. You can say as much as you want "We shouldn't have borders; it's not fair" but honestly, as sad as it is, we can't help everyone. Like another poster said, if we let in every person who wanted to come here the whole country would go to hell. We're ONE country and more importantly, we're one SMALL country. Harsh, but true.
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His death is entirely his own fault, I'm not sorry for him or any other illegal immigrant.
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What are you suggesting OP, a world where everyone goes wherever the hell they want and gets everything handed to them on a plate? :rolleyes:
They should have the right to go wherever they want and and then the governement must force them to work or deport them back to where they come from! What's wrong with that?
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(Original post by iamintorture)
Sad that borders even exist in this world. No man should be able to claim a land for his own.
Do you want a Somalian warlord to be your neighbour? Or a rapist from India? I guess you don't.
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Shame didn't happen to all three of them to be honest, they passed through many other countries to try and get here, why do they all have to come here they should go to another country.

We should just send them back either by sending them through the tunnel to france on foot as this means no money will have to be spent looking after them in detention centre or travel expenses.
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