The footage by security cameras of the Tierras de Oria de Almería juvenile center, which records the moment of the death of the young Iliass Tahiri, does not reflect he opposed resistance. Despite this, the staff applied a containment protocol for “aggressiveness”.
Six people enter Iliass Tahiri, handcuffed and with their hands behind their backs, in a small room. Once inside, they place him face down on a bed and also tie his feet, hands and abdomen. At all times, they keep him immobilized by standing on top of him, with his knee very close to his head.
The 18-year-old immobilization maneuver lasts 13 minutes and up to six people participate. At no time did the video show the boy resisting.
Despite this, they apply the mechanical containment protocol. When the security officers of the teenager’s body leave, they check that he has no pulse and that he has died. July 2019