Suicide after lack of Italian citizenship: the sister asks for justice

He denounced the Albanian racket – “I want to know what happened – adds Ermira -. The body has not yet been returned to us. We only had a phone call from the institutions, to my father, to announce that my sister was dead”.

She was desperate, Adelina Sejdini, after her statelessness status had been removed and Albanian citizenship indicated in her residence permit. He had his exploiters arrested, mostly belonging to the Albanian mafia that controlled the exploitation of prostitution throughout Italy, and was waiting to obtain Italian citizenship.

Adelina’s story – Arrived in Italy at the age of 22 from Albania, in 1996, Adelina was beaten, raped and sent to the street for years. He had the strength to denounce and get out of that hell. But, in the end, she felt abandoned by the state, without a home, 100% disabled, with breast cancer and, above all, without the Italian citizenship that would have been due to her.

He lived in Pavia, but to protest against the bureaucracy, at the end of October he had decided to go to Rome, despite his poor health, hoping to be able to meet the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella or some officials of the Ministry of the Interior.

Right in front of the Viminale on 28 October she set herself on fire. Rescued and transported to the Santo Spirito hospital with severe burns, the woman, on the orders of the authorities, should have returned to Pavia, but remained in Rome and on 8 November took her own life by jumping off the railway overpass of the Garibaldi bridge. He was 47 years old. Investigations are underway on the tragedy by the Roma Termini railway police.

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Suicide lack Italian citizenship sister asks justice

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