PJ detains three SEF members for suspected homicide at Lisbon airport

in News · 30-03-2020 11:49:00 · 2 Comments

Three elements of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) were detained by the Judiciary Police for "strong evidence" of committing a crime of homicide on the premises of Lisbon airport, announced the PJ.

In a statement, the PJ explains that the three men "will be the presumed responsible for the death of a 40-year-old Ukrainian man who tried to enter the country illegally by air" on March 10.

The alleged crime was committed on the premises of the Temporary Installation Center, at Lisbon airport, on the 12th, after the victim allegedly caused some disturbances at the site, he adds.

The detainees - 42, 43 and 47 years old - will be present at the first judicial interrogation to be decreed with the appropriate procedural enforcement measures.

The case was revealed on Sunday by TVI, according to which the Ukrainian citizen landed at Portela on the 11th, coming from Turkey and wanted to enter Lisbon, but was stopped at the airport's customs by SEF, which prevented him from entering as a tourist.

The SEF, according to TVI, decided that the immigrant would embark on the next flight back to Turkey, but in the meantime the man will have reacted badly to the impediment to enter Portugal. He was taken to a medical assistance room at the airport's Temporary Installation Center, where he was eventually tortured and beaten to death.


@Jude Irwin: this is not the dark side to anything else but the 2 men involved. Beyond that, it has nothing to do with tolerance or intolerance as general values. If the man was breaking the law, I am glad there was somebody who didn't tolerate that. What happened afterward was an non-justifiable outbreak of violence. To blame this on an whole country is ridiculous at best

By Christian Sell from Other on 01-04-2020 12:39

This is the shocking dark side to a country that prides itself on tolerance. There is far too much ‘hidden violence’, including a lot of domestic abuse. I have no doubt that is increasing during the Covid-19 lockdown, when abusers can get away with almost anything.

By Jude Irwin from Beiras on 31-03-2020 09:13
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