Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide)

In full solidarity with Mamadou Ba, fighter for justice, surrounded and supported by those who went before you, and those who come after you.

Colonial history has shown that law, legislation and juridical verdicts can be used as tools to establish and maintain racial injustices, or worse legalise genocide or fascist war.

Portugal deserves better, therefor I urge the judge to start using his legal power in the opposite direction, and immediately end this ridiculous and sad power game by offering his sincere apologies to Mamadou Ba, the family of the murdered Alcindo Monteiro and the wider black Portuguese community by dropping this non-sensical case. 

Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide)
artist, Berlin