Spanish Police Beat Migrant Unconscious at Melilla Border Fence

October 16, 2014 16:54

Spanish authorities were facing criticism, after a video showing security forces in the northwest African enclave city of Melilla beating an illegal migrant unconscious before handing him back to Moroccan authorities was posted online.

The incident happened earlier this week, as some 300 African asylum seekers attempted to cross into the Spanish territory, scaling the six-metre (20-foot) high, triple-layer fence separating it from Morocco.

Camera footage released by rights group Prodein shows Civil Guard officers as they try to force down a group of migrants perched on the fence.