Nine cases of officers injured at Safi detention centre since 2006
The Prime Minister has listed nine cases of soldiers and other officials having been hurt at Safi Detention centre since October 2006.
Replying to a parliamentary question, Dr Gonzi gave the following brief description of each case:
October 25, 2006 - A number of migrants forced the gate of Warehouse 2 in an attempt to escape. A soldier suffered a serious injury to the middle finger of his right hand.
November 4, 2006 - A migrant escaped from C Block. A soldier ran after him and was assaulted. The soldier suffered slight injuries to his side and his uniform was torn.
January 29, 2009 - Migrants held a protest in Warehouse 2. A soldier was hit on the forehead with a can of shaving foam and was slightly injured.
March 30, 2009 - A number of Detention Service personnel were assaulted when they entered Block C to hand out cleaning materials. The migrants tried to escape and an officer was kicked in the face, suffering slight injuries.
April 6, 2009 - A Detention Service officer entered C Block to escort a nurse while she handed out medicine. He was hit on the chest with a pipe and suffered slight injuries.
April 16, 2009 - A number of migrants tried to escape from C Block and a soldier guarding the gate suffered injuries to the fingers of his right hand.
June 7, 2009 - A Detention Service officer was hit with a chair by a migrant who tried to escape. He suffered slight injuries to his right hand.
July 25, 2011 - A Detention Service officer was punched in the face by a migrant whom he was escorting to Mt Carmel Hospital. He suffered slight injuries.
August 16, 2011 - A Detention Service officer who was carrying out maintenance on the roof of Warehouse 2 was hit with a metal bar on his shoulder and suffered slight injuries.