Bela pod Bezdezem, Central Bohemia, Aug 1 (CTK) – Families with children and a pregnant woman were transferred from the refugee detention centre in Bela pod Bezdezem to another facility on Friday evening for security reasons, foreigner police spokeswoman Katerina Rendlova told CTK Saturday.
About 30 foreigners were sent to a refugee facility in Zastavka u Brna, south Moravia.
Illegal migrants have been revolting at the Bela facility in the past few days. More than 50 refugees attempted to escape from there on Thursday. The police had to reinforced the protection of the facility by patrols from Prague.
The facility is used for the the detention of foreigners who have received a police decision on administrative expulsion from the Czech Republic.
Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, CSSD) and Police President Tomas Tuhy visited the site on Friday.
After their visit, some 100 refugees started rioting again and damaging the interior equipment and the police had to interfere.
Chovanec said the foreigners demanded that they be released and they wanted to continue to Germany. They also strive for their mobile telephones and cash to be returned to them, he added.
Rendlova said most migrants would like to get to Germany over its generous welfare system.
Various forms of protest are frequent in the facility, the police say. The refugees go on hunger strike or try to damage themselves because they do not want to be in the camp and do not want to be escorted back to the country which they fled.
Chovanec and Tuhy said police units would be withdrawn from other regions to be deployed in Bela.
New facilities for refugees should also be established. The total number of beds should be raised to 1200 by the years’s end, compared with 500 in Bela and Zastavka together. Mostly Afghanis, Syrians and Iraqis stay there.
On Friday, the police detained 136 illegal migrants in the whole Czech Republic.