Racial Profiling and Racist Violence by the Cyprus Police
Because I am black, I am not a bad person . " With these words welcomed the smiling reporter AlithiaOnline the Some Syhain, who was admitted to Orthopaedic Department of the General Hospital of Nicosia which will soon be submitted to surgery . The young man from the Ivory Coast is the man who was wounded in the leg after the famous episode with her husband MAAD in Nicosia. The young foreigner wanted to talk to AlithiaOnline about the incident and in general to deal with having to Cyprus , not from the world but from the Police. Indeed , the chamber to visit him and several friends were the Greek Cypriots , who wanted to turn them to express their complaint to the Police .
THE INCIDENT . The Syhain talked about the incident last Wednesday , although the video released captures much of what he said. The version of the young is: " I was walking to go to the car and saw the police doing checked two other persons from Africa . When I looked there called to me to go too close scrutiny. I listened and I went to the police . The other two children were legitimate . Then came my turn . I told him that my papers are in the car and told me to tell him the number of my identity . I told him and he talked by phone ( wireless will probably mean ) with another policeman. He asked me my name and it was the same as what they said over the phone . He told me to leave. But I wanted to ask him something. I asked him why calls for testing only those with black color. He told me to keep quiet and leave . But I insisted . Thorousa that this is unfair . You can not behave police so only to us . I asked him again . He told me to leave because it would take me to the Department. With him were two other police officers who told him to leave. But he persevered and went to handcuff me . I reacted and I resisted . When I put power to not put my handcuffs put me down and turned my leg . After he told me to take me to the hospital. "
Cypriots FRIENDS . Friends of Syhain we spoke indicated that this is a very good kid , labor which has created a family in Cyprus and live to grow up to 4 year old daughter . Note that the wife is Cypriot . Syhain friend who works with him said he is very hardworking and has not created any problem ever .
His message SYHAIN. The Syhain wanted to send his message to the Cyprus Society through AlithiaOnline. As we have said several friends from Cyprus and does not believe that our people are racists . As has however had a chance to see these seven years is in Cyprus , police have large bias Africans . We even said that the reason is because it reacted has not only seen once. He said even that is not afraid when driving in Nicosia , but scared when he sees police officers . Another friend who was there Syhain added: " Not all police officers so . They are the ones who wear clothes like army », wanting rather to explain that speaks for the group MAAD .