Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Solidarity with resisting Refugees in Turkey

By freedomnotfrontex حمایت از افغانهای پناهجو در ترکیه Today we painted a lot of banners. The sad news of the death of Muslim reached us, but we also got the message of resisting refugees. Not just in Mexico people go to … …read more

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In memory of MUSLIM H.

By freedomnotfrontex MUSLIM H. DIED ON THE 24th OF MAY, 2014 IN A PRISON IN LANDSHUT, BAVARIA, GERMANY. AFTER HAVING RESISTED SUCCESFULLY AGAINST HIS OWN DUBLIN DEPORTATION TO HUNGARY, HE WAS ARRESTED BY BAVARIAN POLICE. HOW MUSLIM DIED IS NOT CLEAR. … …read more

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By freedomnotfrontex MUSLIM H. DIED ON THE 24th OF MAY, 2014 IN A PRISON IN LANDSHUT, BAVARIA, GERMANY. AFTER HAVING RESISTED SUCCESFULLY AGAINST HIS OWN DUBLIN DEPORTATION TO HUNGARY, HE WAS ARRESTED BY BAVARIAN POLICE. HOW MUSLIM DIED IS NOT CLEAR. BUT … …read more

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Merzig, 31th May 2014 Solidarity with Marchs and Caravans in Mexico

By freedomnotfrontex Short History: The first caravan called “Caravana Viacrus Migrante” was organized by the migrants of “La 72 in Tenosique” they started marching at the beginning of the holy week and crossed the whole country, from Guatemala to the border of … …read more

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greece

Mass rejection of renewal of 2-year refugee status

By momo

How “real” asylum recognition rates are in Greece in reality… About the temporariness of being a recognised refugee in Greece:

by D. Angelidis

The General Secretary of the Ministry of Citizen Protection and Public Order, Mr Ath. Andreoulakos is destroying consciously and illegally the work of the Asylum Committees while he is rejecting arbitrarily the renewal of the two-year protection status (subsidiary and humanitarian) of many refugees who then end up without papers.

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NGOs speak of an industry of rejections when it comes to the renewal of humanitarian or subsidiary protection in Greece. The refugees who understood they had to renew their papers and who applied for that depend on the decision of the General Secretary of the Ministry. It is highly questionable if he has the expertise to take such a decision, but he doesn’t even examine case by case if the grounds of persecution in each case are still valid, instead he actually just rejects the applications and turns upside down the decisions which were taken two years ago by the Asylum Committees.

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In one example of a renewal rejection he stated:

“he did not sufficiently explain why he could not live in another part of his country, like in Kabul, where since …read more

From: infomobile greece

Calais

Campräumungen treffen auf Besetzung und Widerstand

By consensusdecisionmaking Am 28.5.14 kamen über 300 Polizeikräfte nach Calais um drei Camps im Stadtzentrum zu räumen, die seit Oktober existierten: Das “Syrische Camp”, das auf die Besetzung des Hafens folgte, das “Eritreische Camp” unter einer Brücke, das nach der Räumung ihres Squats ebenfalls im Oktober errichtet wurde und ein kleineres Camp nahe der Essensausgabestelle. Zusammen beherbergten […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

Amsterdam

Vluchtelingen Vluchthaven blijven

By roeben

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foto Giles Clark

PERSBERICHT WE ARE HERE – HAVENSTRAAT AMSTERDAM 31-5-2014

De vluchtelingen van We Are Here , die vandaag de voormalige gevangenis in de Havenstraat moesten verlaten, hebben besloten niet te vertrekken.

Redenen hiervoor zijn dat terugkeer naar hun land van herkomst geen optie is. Al willen mensen terug, ze kunnen niet omdat hun land niet veilig is. Bovendien is een groot aantal vluchtelingen nog bezig een verblijfsvergunning te krijgen. Alle vluchtelingen zijn, na twee jaar van hot naar her te moeten, hetzij lichamelijk, hetzij psychisch, te ziek om op straat te overleven. Velen hebben hiervoor ook al jaren zonder papieren in Nederland getracht te overleven en in vluchtelingendetentie gezeten.
Burgemeester Van der Laan heeft zich zeer ingespannen de dakloze vluchtelingen te steunen, en daar zijn de vluchtelingen hem ook zeer dankbaar voor. Nu echter stelt hij dat te veel vluchtelingen niet meewerken aan hun terugkeer. Hetgeen nooit het doel van deze pilot is geweest.

1. In het Rapport van Vluchtelingen Werk Nederland staat zeer duidelijk dat het asielbeleid niet sluitend is en beter en zorgvuldiger moet worden. Veel van de uitgeprocedeerde vluchtelingen zijn slachtoffer van een onzorgvuldige asielprocedure waarbij de bewijzen van bv. hun identiteit of land van herkomst, te zwaar is. (VWN …read more

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Amsterdam

Burgemeester negeert alle adviezen en is boos op de verkeerde partij

By roeben

door Pieter Smit

Burgemeester Van der Laan heeft veel energie gestopt in het steunen van de dakloze vluchtelingen, en dat
siert hem. Maar nu is hij boos dat veel vluchtelingen niet meewerken aan hun terugkeer. Hij haalde echter
vorig jaar Vluchtelingenwerk Nederland er bij om uit te zoeken, hoe het nu eigenlijk zit met de asielkansen
en de terugkeerbaarheid van de uitgeprocedeerde asielzoekers van Wij Zijn Hier.

Na gedegen onderzoek was hun antwoord tweeledig:
1. Veel meer dan de helft had niet op deze manier afgewezen mogen worden.
2. Van de groep die onder de huidige regels misschien wel terecht is afgewezen, komt een groot deel uit
landen waar je met goed fatsoen geen mensen heen uit kan zetten.

Recentelijk bevestigden de Duitse rechter, de Verenigde Naties en twee mensenrechtenorganisaties dit laatste.
Daarmee is het mantra dat uitgeprocedeerden automatisch terug moeten, definitief van tafel. Zowel Duitsland
als de EG, als een snel groeiend deel van de tweede kamer menen dat het daarom onjuist is om zulke mensen
zonder enige kans om hun eigen broek op te houden, op straat te gooien.

Onlangs gaf ook staatssecretaris Teeven toe dat het asielbeleid niet sluitend is, en hij gebruikte zelfs het
woord ‘onuitzetbaren’. Daarmee is ook de overeenkomst tussen Den Haag en burgemeester weg. Immers,
burgemeesters zouden ophouden …read more

From: Amsterdam

Calais

Face à l’expulsion des camps : occupations et résistances

By consensusdecisionmaking Aujourd’hui plus de 300 flics sont intervenus à Calais pour expulser trois campements de tentes dans le centre, campements qui existaient depuis fin octobre : le campement syrien qui avait été monté après l’occupation du port, le campement érythréen sous le pont, établi après l’expulsion de leur squat, également en octobre, ainsi qu’un plus petit campement […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

Hamburg

Pressemitteilung zur Demonstration “Wir fordern unsere Arbeitserlaubnis!” – 31.05.2014

By Lampedusa

How long? Not long! Stop killing us. We are not here to die, we demand our rights now.

Hamburg, 30.05.2014. The group Lampedusa in Hamburg, Nato war victims and evidence of the war, has been on the street in Hamburg for over one year, without any concrete solution. During this political struggle we lost two group members: Samuel Mensah and Francis Kwame. They lost their life while fighting for their rights.

“A right delayed is a right denied.” Hamburgs authorites betrayed our fundamental human rights and dignity. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

The regime in Libya was changed because of political and economical interests that brought chaos and a failed state. The German authorities must follow other european states by recognizing us as the unprecedented victims of war from Libya.

Today Lampedusa in Hamburg, which consists of more than 300 members, is once again on the street as a result of neglectance and ignorance by the senate of Hamburg. Our future is at stake, our psychological and traumatic stress is increased every day. But already more than 170 institutions, political groups and networks and a big solidarity supporting group proved to the world: …read more

From: Hamburg

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Saarlouis,30th of May, 2014 March for Freedom show Solidarity with our Comrades in Morocco

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Movements

Refugee Protest Hannover – Hungerstreik nach teilweise Räumung durch Polizei

By kandolo

Seit Samstag, dem 24. Mai 2014, protestieren die Flüchtlinge in Hannover gegen die Zustände in Niedersachsen für ihre Rechte. Am Mittwoch, den 28. Mai 2014 räumte die Polizei einen Teil der des friedlichen Protestcamps. Daraufhin trat Yassin in Hungerstreik. Im Anschluss ein Videobericht in english und die Stelungnahme von Yassir.

Refugee beginnt Hungerstreik am 28.05.2014

Quelle: Ageeb1999 – Self-Organized Media Collective

Mein Name ist Yassir und ich bin Mitglied des Refugee Protestcamps Hannover.

Während der letzten zwei Tage, dem 26. und 27. Mai 2014, war ich einer der Deligierten aus dem Refugee Protest Camp in Hannover, der an den Verhandlungen mit der Stadtverwaltung, der Polizei und den Politiker_innen teilgenommen hat, um über die Forderungen des Refugee Protest Camps zu sprechen.

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From: Karawan

Movements

Report on refugees meeting on 27.05.2014 in Burg

By Karawane Wittenberg

“An action should be taken to defend ourselves and our right of existence in form of manifestation or demonstration in Burg.”

We Refugees in Burg expressed our opinin on 27.05.2014 concerning how the responsible authorities in charge of refugees affaire treats us , by disscusing the necessarry crucial agenda in Burg.

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From: Karawan

Calais

The Occupation Continues

By consensusdecisionmaking Tomorrow, the occupation of SALAM by the inhabitants of the three camps evicted yesterday will enter its fourth day. They arrived early Tuesday morning, in anticipation of the destruction of their homes, at the food distribution center, which is normally closed except for an evening meal (and lunch on the weekend). They were looking for […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

Vienna

Prozessbericht vom zehnten Verhandlungstag am 23.05.2014

By solidarity against repression Die Einvernahme von Martin Unger wird fortgeführt. Der Zeuge ist Gruppeninspektor und Leiter der sogenannten “SOKO (Sonderkommission) Schlepperei Süd” des Landeskriminalamtes Burgenland die zum Thema “Schlepperei” ermittelt und vom Innenministerium eingesetzt ist. Er hat (wie gestern) eine große Tasche mit Akten dabei, zitiert zwischendurch aus den Telefonüberwachungsprotokollen und legt ebenso das am gestrigen (neunten) Prozesstag […] …read more

From: solidarityagainstrepression

Vienna

Prozessbericht vom zehnten Verhandlungstag am 23.05.2014

By solidarity against repression Die Einvernahme von Martin Unger wird fortgeführt. Der Zeuge ist Gruppeninspektor und Leiter der sogenannten “SOKO (Sonderkommission) Schlepperei Süd” des Landeskriminalamtes Burgenland die zum Thema “Schlepperei” ermittelt und vom Innenministerium eingesetzt ist. Er hat (wie gestern) eine große Tasche mit Akten dabei, zitiert zwischendurch aus den Telefonüberwachungsprotokollen und legt ebenso das am gestrigen (neunten) Prozesstag […] …read more

From: solidarityagainstrepression

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Call of the Protest March for Freedom for Action in Schengen (LUX) on Sunday 1st of June

By freedomnotfrontex Saarlouis the 29th of May … …read more

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Update 29.5.

By freedomnotfrontex Camping in saarlouis. About 12 new friends arrived. Set up open air cinema. Solidarity visit from locals, cake and rainwear. 10 eur donation from marx lenin party… Public speech in saarlouis city center. …read more

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greece

Athens court rules more than 18 months detention of migrants is illegal

By clandestina

The appeal against detention that was brought to court by the Greek Council for Refugees is of broader significance as it was the first case of its kind against the “endless detention duration. The decision 2255/23.5.2014 says that the endless detention defined as measure of compulsory stay in a detention centre by the states Legal Council Opinion 44/2014 is not according to law.

It states:

“it is not founded on any legislative provision”
“the compulsory measure imposed on the affected person is actually a continuation of his detention”

The case affects an Afghan refugee who was detained until May 5th 2014 a total of 18 months. Three days before that date (not even three months before as the Councils Opinion had defined) he received a documented informing him that his detention would be continued until he would “cooperate” to his “voluntary” deportation. The court decision was ruled on May 23rd and the refugee was released.

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From: Clandestine

greece

Athens court rules more than 18 months detention of migrants is illegal

By clandestina

The appeal against detention that was brought to court by the Greek Council for Refugees is of broader significance as it was the first case of its kind against the “endless detention duration. The decision 2255/23.5.2014 says that the endless detention defined as measure of compulsory stay in a detention centre by the states Legal Council Opinion 44/2014 is not according to law.

It states:

“it is not founded on any legislative provision”
“the compulsory measure imposed on the affected person is actually a continuation of his detention”

The case affects an Afghan refugee who was detained until May 5th 2014 a total of 18 months. Three days before that date (not even three months before as the Councils Opinion had defined) he received a documented informing him that his detention would be continued until he would “cooperate” to his “voluntary” deportation. The court decision was ruled on May 23rd and the refugee was released.

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From: Clandestine

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March for Freedom Visits Lager Lebach

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Calais

Solidarity from the March for Freedom

By consensusdecisionmaking The March for Freedom share the anger of our friends in Calais who were violently evicted by the police today from their self-organised camps and hundreds of people were forced to leave their places of resistance. We also express our rage to the already announced eviction of the squats in the coming days in Calais. […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

greece

IPS News: Immigrants Face Indefinite Detention in Greece

By momo

by Apostolis Fotiadis

ips news (in english)

ATHENS, May 28 2014 (IPS) – The evolution of immigration and border control policy in Greece and its interdependence with European funding suggests an agenda which has been decided above national legislatures with strong coordination between European political actors and economic interests, while ignoring the human suffering it produces.

Since February, the Greek authorities have taken another step towards harsher treatment of irregular immigrants by announcing a policy of indefinite detention until repatriation. Indefinite detention has been based on an opinion of the Legal Council of the Greek State and will be implemented even in cases where repatriation is not feasible.

Earlier this week, a Greek court considered the premises of this decision to be against national and European legislation and asked for it to be revoked. Authorities have yet to react to this decision.

Since the summer of 2012, when police launched a crackdown policy on irregular immigrants with ‘Operation Xenios Zeus’, administrative detention has been implemented on a massive scale, often applied for the maximum period of 18 months.

Now the opinion of the Council of State considers this extension to be not ‘detention’ but a restrictive measure for the benefit of immigrants who otherwise, if …read more

From: infomobile greece

Calais

Face à l’expulsion des camps : occupations et résistances

By consensusdecisionmaking

Aujourd’hui plus de 300 flics sont intervenus à Calais pour expulser trois campements de tentes dans le centre, campements qui existaient depuis fin octobre : le campement syrien qui avait été monté après l’occupation du port, le campement érythréen sous le pont, établi après l’expulsion de leur squat, également en octobre, ainsi qu’un plus petit campement […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

Calais

Campräumungen treffen auf Besetzung und Widerstand

By consensusdecisionmaking Am 28.5.14 kamen über 300 Polizeikräfte nach Calais um drei Camps im Stadtzentrum zu räumen, die seit Oktober existierten: Das “Syrische Camp”, das auf die Besetzung des Hafens folgte, das “Eritreische Camp” unter einer Brücke, das nach der Räumung ihres Squats ebenfalls im Oktober errichtet wurde und ein kleineres Camp nahe der Essensausgabestelle. Zusammen beherbergten […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

Calais

Camp Evictions Met with Occupations and Resistance

By consensusdecisionmaking Today more than 300 police descended on Calais to evict three tent camps in the city center which have existed since last October: the “Syrian camp», which was set up following the occupation of the port, the “Eritrean camp» under the bridge, which was established after the eviction of their squat, also in October, and […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

greece

Athens court rules more than 18 months detention of migrants is illegal!

By momo

The appeal against detention that was brought to court by the Greek Council for Refugees is of broader significance as it was the first case of its kind against the “endless detention duration. The decision 2255/23.5.2014 says that the endless detention defined as measure of compulsory stay in a detention centre by the states Legal Council Opinion 44/2014 is not according to law.

It states:

“it is not founded on any legislative provision”
“the compulsory measure imposed on the affected person is actually a continuation of his detention”

The case affects an Afghan refugee who was detained until May 5th 2014 a total of 18 months. Three days before that date (not even three months before as the Councils Opinion had defined) he received a documented informing him that his detention would be continued until he would “cooperate” to his “voluntary” deportation. The court decision was ruled on May 23rd and the refugee was released.

koutitispandoras (in greek)
efimerida ton syndakton (in greek)

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From: infomobile greece

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Solidarity with Sans-papiers in Calais

By freedomnotfrontex The March for Freedom share the anger of our friends in Calais who were violently evicted by the police today from their self-organised camps and hundreds of people were forced to leave their places of resistance. We also express our … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

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We are on the way to Freedom!

By freedomnotfrontex (weiter unten in deutsch…) On the 17th of May we crossed the first border. 400 refugees, migrants, non-citizens, sans papiers and non-affected people in solidarity crossed the Europe Bridge from Kehl to Strasbourg. One day after the European elections we … …read more

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Freedom Photos

By freedomnotfrontex https://www.flickr.com/photos/bundphotography/sets/72157644845034732/ More photos, news and updates on press page, at https://www.facebook.com/freedomnotfrontex, and at https://twitter.com/NoBorder …read more

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