Breaking the Silence
By Gloria Ssanyu Mukasa
Since 2005, New Year does not start happy for many people in the African diaspora of Germany.
Last Friday German streets were filled with people protesting in anger and grief and in memory of Oury Jalloh.
His burnt corpse was found on 7th of January in the cell of a German police station in the city of Dessau. He was an African asylum seeker who was took in custody that same day.
The German judicary implies that Jalloh must have killed himself. On the other side, further investigations of initiatives and independent experts prove inflicted murder. They view the motive as structural racist police brutality – A problem that is faced daily by many people in Germany who are not white.
Until now Oury Jalloh's fate has not found any justice.
As being an institution that encourages global discourses from culture and society, we want to give our plattform to people who are unheard and also break the silence about this issue.
Black lives are part of Germany and did not only matter in 2020.
Inform yourself to learn more about the case of Oury Jalloh and diversity and history of German culture.