Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lesbos

LESVOS: VOICES FROM INSIDE MORIA – THE NEW PAGANI OF TROIKA

By momo

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‘First reception’ practices of refugees in Greece: The example of Moria on Lesvos island

“We didn’t come to Europe to get beaten, insulted and imprisoned.”

In September 26th, 2013 the new so called “first reception center (KEPY)” opened in Moria on the island of Lesvos. It is the second of its kind in Greece following the example of the KEPY in Fylakio, Evros that opened earlier in the same year.
The Pagani of the Troika – as it is called to remind of former prisons and to disconnect it from nearby Moria village, is a prison where only a few selected NGOs have access under the precondition not to share any information with the outside world. Civil society gets presented the term ‘first reception’ that gives a false impression of an open, accessible place while it is nothing else than another new prison in the tradition of Amigdaleza’s fenced containers the only difference being the detention duration – at first sight. As prescribed by law, detention does not exceed 25 days maximum in this place BUT detainees might just be transferred to (pre-removal) detention centers such as Fylakio, Komotini, Xanthi or Chios for example, where they might stay up to 18 months or …read more

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LESVOS: VOICES FROM INSIDE MORIA – THE NEW PAGANI OF TROIKA

By momo

Moria in April 2014 while the construction of the fences was not yet finished

‘First reception’ practices of refugees in Greece: The example of Moria on Lesvos island

“We didn’t come to Europe to get beaten, insulted and imprisoned.”

In September 26th, 2013 the new so called “first reception center (KEPY)” opened in Moria on the island of Lesvos. It is the second of its kind in Greece following the example of the KEPY in Fylakio, Evros that opened earlier in the same year.
The Pagani of the Troika – as it is called to remind of former prisons and to disconnect it from nearby Moria village, is a prison where only a few selected NGOs have access under the precondition not to share any information with the outside world. Civil society gets presented the term ‘first reception’ that gives a false impression of an open, accessible place while it is nothing else than another new prison in the tradition of Amigdaleza’s fenced containers the only difference being the detention duration – at first sight. As prescribed by law, detention does not exceed 25 days maximum in this place BUT detainees might just be transferred to (pre-removal) detention centers such as Fylakio, Komotini, Xanthi or Chios for example, where they might stay up to 18 months or …read more

From: infomobile greece

Calais

Contre la mise à la rue de plusieurs centaines d’exilé.e.s à Calais et les expulsions illégales incessantes : appel à résistance !

By consensusdecisionmaking *A partager et à faire tourner sur tous les réseaux et sites en ligne. Situation urgente à Calais ! Menace d’évacuation imminente du campement du lieu de distribution alimentaire et des trois squats d’habitation ! Le 27 Mai, les trois campements, obtenus par les exilé.e.s en lutte après de longues séries d’expulsions et de harcèlement, abritant plus […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

Calais

Contre la mise à la rue de plusieurs centaines d’exilé.e.s à Calais et les expulsions illégales incessantes : appel à résistance !

By consensusdecisionmaking *A partager et à faire tourner sur tous les réseaux et sites en ligne. Situation urgente à Calais ! Menace d’évacuation imminente du campement du lieu de distribution alimentaire et des trois squats d’habitation ! Le 27 Mai, les trois campements, obtenus par les exilé.e.s en lutte après de longues séries d’expulsions et de harcèlement, abritant plus […] …read more

From: calaismigrantsolidarity

freedomnotfrontex

Grenzenbrechender Ungehorsam gegen die EU

By freedomnotfrontex Der March For Freedom ist mit seinen politischen Forderungen gegen das Migrations- und Grenzregime der EU von Straßburg nach Brüssel marschiert, wo sich 400 Aktivist*innen in einem transnationalen Action Camp vernetzt haben. Die Unterzeichnerstaaten der Schengener Abkommen von 1985 und … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

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March for Freedom – video

By clandestina

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From: Clandestine

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March for Freedom – video

By clandestina

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From: Clandestine

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Demonstration against Summit of European Council (26/06, Brussels)

By freedomnotfrontex Video EN FRANCAIS with ENGLISH SUBTITLES: http://vimeo.com/99410217 …read more

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Hamburg

Demonstration on Saturday 5.7.2014

By Lampedusa

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From: Hamburg

Vienna

Prozessbericht vom 17. Verhandlungstag am 25. Juni 2014

By solidarity against repression Heute wurde die Einvernahme von Bezirksinspektor Rudolf Kranz fortgesetzt. Im Großen und Ganzen war die Gesamtsituation ähnlich wie bei den ersten beiden Verhandlungstagen, wo er geladen war. Heute wurde etwas genauer nach der Vertrauensperson gefragt, die als Ausgangspunkt für die Ermittlungen gehandhabt wird. Ob diese etwas versprochen bekommen hätte damit sie aussagt. Nein, nur dass […] …read more

From: solidarityagainstrepression

Melilla

By frontera sur

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From: Melilla

Melilla

Un colectivo Juristas ven delitos de”coacción” y “prevaricación” en la expulsión en caliente de inmigrantes.

By frontera sur

La decisión, ejecución, y colaboración activa y pasiva con las ‘expulsiones en caliente’ a Marruecos de inmigrantes que saltan las vallas de Ceuta y Melilla o acceden a sus playas a nado incurriría en responsabilidad penal por, entre otros, delitos de “prevaricación” y de “coacciones”.

A esta conclusión han llegado los catedráticos y profesores de Derecho Penal, Internacional, Constitucional, Administrativo y Ética que conforman el proyecto I+D+i IUSMIGRANTE, en un informe que analiza la práctica por la que las fuerzas de seguridad, alegando un “concepto operativo”, entregan sobre la marcha a Marruecos a los migrantes interceptados en las vallas y las playas de Ceuta y Melilla.

El trabajo analiza la legislación española de extranjería y sentencia que entregar a los migrantes según llegan sin siquiera identificarlos es “jurídicamente inadmisible” y no tiene amparo ni desde ese supuesto concepto de operatividad, ni en aplicación de la figura legal de ‘rechazo en frontera’ ni bajo el amparo del convenio de readmisión suscrito entre España y Marruecos.

No sólo sería ilegal, sino que “son distintos los tipos penales en que podrían subsumirse estas conductas, como son, entre otros, el delito de coacciones (art. 172 CP); los delitos de funcionarios públicos de privación …read more

From: Melilla

freedomnotfrontex

Statement: Amir Seyfi

By freedomnotfrontex “My name is Amir Seyfi and I am asylum-seeker in Berlin. From 10 am, 24.06.2014 I started a political dry hunger strike, until my friends are on the roof of school and don’t get any proper answer from city & … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

Vienna

Prozessbericht vom 16. Verhandlungstag am 24.06.2014

By solidarity against repression Am 16. Verhandlungstag sind zwei Zeugen geladen, sie sind beide anwesend und werden einvernommen. Bevor die Einvernahmen beginnen gibt die Richterin Petra Harbich noch bekannt, dass sie einen Dolmetscher ausgewählt habe, der ausgewählte Telefonmitschnitte aus den Ermittlungen neu transkribieren und übersetzen soll. Dieser Dolmetscher wohnt in Innsbruck, insgesamt gibt es in Österreich nur fünf Personen, […] …read more

From: solidarityagainstrepression

greece

Secret police scandal: Bus-Verkehr Berlin KG refuses to transport civil rights activists after “friendly” call by German criminal police

By clandestina

Berlin/Brussels, 27 June 2014.

After a “warning” from the federal criminal police (Bundeskriminalamt), the bus charter company BVB canceled a contract of approx. EUR 6000 for coach buses for the “March for Freedom” from Brussels to Berlin. The buses had been paid in full on 6 June and were supposed to shuttle several hundred activists back to Berlin on Saturday, 28 June. Now the activists are stuck in Brussels.

It is likely that the German police wants to prevent the Brussels activists from joining the protesters at the occupied school in Berlin, who are resisting an ongoing eviction by police armed with machine guns.

It seems that the police claimed the march group would attempt to smuggle “illegal aliens” into Germany. However, our civil rights campaign already publicly crossed the German border three times and we traveled through Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Italy. None of these governments collapsed. We suspect the criminal charge is fabricated to send non-collaborating refugees into Belgian exile and pacify the German capital.
This public-private pact between a German business and state forces reminds us of GeStaPo tactics. While we are still not clear if business works for the government or government works for business, they stand as a national …read more

From: Clandestine

greece

Secret police scandal: Bus-Verkehr Berlin KG refuses to transport civil rights activists after “friendly” call by German criminal police

By clandestina

Berlin/Brussels, 27 June 2014.

After a “warning” from the federal criminal police (Bundeskriminalamt), the bus charter company BVB canceled a contract of approx. EUR 6000 for coach buses for the “March for Freedom” from Brussels to Berlin. The buses had been paid in full on 6 June and were supposed to shuttle several hundred activists back to Berlin on Saturday, 28 June. Now the activists are stuck in Brussels.

It is likely that the German police wants to prevent the Brussels activists from joining the protesters at the occupied school in Berlin, who are resisting an ongoing eviction by police armed with machine guns.

It seems that the police claimed the march group would attempt to smuggle “illegal aliens” into Germany. However, our civil rights campaign already publicly crossed the German border three times and we traveled through Luxembourg, France, Belgium and Italy. None of these governments collapsed. We suspect the criminal charge is fabricated to send non-collaborating refugees into Belgian exile and pacify the German capital.
This public-private pact between a German business and state forces reminds us of GeStaPo tactics. While we are still not clear if business works for the government or government works for business, they stand as a national …read more

From: Clandestine

freedomnotfrontex

Secret police scandal: Bus-Verkehr Berlin KG refuses to transport civil rights activists after “friendly” call by German criminal police

By freedomnotfrontex Berlin/Brussels, 27 June 2014. After a “warning” from the federal criminal police (Bundeskriminalamt), the bus charter company BVB canceled a contract of approx. EUR 6000 for coach buses for the “March for Freedom” from Brussels to Berlin. The buses had … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

greece

European Court of Human Rights charges Greece over detention of two women from Dominican Republic

By momo

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ordered Greece to pay 6,500 euros in compensation each to two applicants who lodged a complaint regarding the conditions of their detention prior to expulsion from the country.

The applicants, Mariana de los Santos and Angela de la Cruz, both nationals of the Dominican Republic and born in 1962 and 1979 respectively, were arrested on August 10, 2011, for illegal entry into Greece and placed in detention with a view to their deportation at the Thessaloniki department for illegal immigration.

They told the court that their cell was overcrowded and their daily stipend of 5.87 euros did not allow them to purchase regular meals.

Their complaint also referred to the conditions of their detention in Athens after they were transferred to the Aliens Directorate of Attica in September of the same year, saying that conditions were unsanitary as there had been only a single shower and a single toilet for all of the female detainees.

The conditions under which they were held were deemed by the court as inhuman or degrading treatment and in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

see: EKathimerini (in English)

see also: greek reporter (in english)

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From: infomobile greece

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March for Freedom!

By clandestina

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More than 1000 people participated in the demonstration yesterday in Βrussels, led by refugees and sans papieres, in a great transnational composition and with powerful common slogans and songs..

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From: Clandestine

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March for Freedom!

By clandestina

Foto

More than 1000 people participated in the demonstration yesterday in Βrussels, led by refugees and sans papieres, in a great transnational composition and with powerful common slogans and songs..

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From: Clandestine

greece

State Exerts Power Over Refugee Squat

By clandestina

24.06.2014 berlin-kreuzberg: teilräumung der gerhart-hauptmann-schule #28

Source: http://conjuncturemagazine.org/2014/06/26/state-exerts-power-over-refugee-squat/

(By: Antje Dieterich; special thanks to neukoellnbild, photographer)

Tuesday morning the police moved to evict a former school that is being squatted by refugees. The Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule on Ohlauer Straße, in the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg, Berlin, has been squatted for the last year and a half. It became a central spot for the refugee strike, a movement fighting for equal rights for refugees in Europe during the last two years.

The fact that a squat was evicted is, unfortunately, not surprising. However, in this case there are some additional aspects that are worth mentioning.

First of all, the refugees began the squat with the promise to leave the building as soon as their political demands were met. No one planed on living in the school for longer than necessary. The sanitary conditions were insufficient and the rooms were crowded. It was not the classic “we came to stay” but rather a clear “we came to move on.”

The squatters chose the school because it is in the center of the city, making the immigrant squatters visible to the government and the general public — a confrontation that …read more

From: Clandestine

greece

State Exerts Power Over Refugee Squat

By clandestina

24.06.2014 berlin-kreuzberg: teilräumung der gerhart-hauptmann-schule #28

(By: Antje Dieterich; special thanks to neukoellnbild, photographer)

Tuesday morning the police moved to evict a former school that is being squatted by refugees. The Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule on Ohlauer Straße, in the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg, Berlin, has been squatted for the last year and a half. It became a central spot for the refugee strike, a movement fighting for equal rights for refugees in Europe during the last two years.

The fact that a squat was evicted is, unfortunately, not surprising. However, in this case there are some additional aspects that are worth mentioning.

First of all, the refugees began the squat with the promise to leave the building as soon as their political demands were met. No one planed on living in the school for longer than necessary. The sanitary conditions were insufficient and the rooms were crowded. It was not the classic “we came to stay” but rather a clear “we came to move on.”

The squatters chose the school because it is in the center of the city, making the immigrant squatters visible to the government and the general public — a confrontation that the German state …read more

From: Clandestine

Movements

Paying for German Residenzflicht means legitimation of Apartheid rule

By kandolo

As Refugee Activists from Schwabisch Gmünd, we stand to ignore any law that disrespect our bona-fide rights and demand the full abolition of the Apartheid Residenzflicht Law in Germany.

Paying a dime for our right to freedom of movement means complementing and legitimating of racial discrimination and colonial injustice.

We the refugees from Schwabisch Gmund were racially profiled by the Police in thüringen as we travelled to participate in a conference organised by the VOICE Refugee Forum in Jena on 17th April 2014.

On this Thursday evening as we were sitting on a train that left Nurnberg for Jena, two coloured clothed men approached us as Police Officers and demanded that we present our identity documents for control.

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From: Karawan

freedomnotfrontex

Brutal arrestment after peaceful solidarity action against the eviction of the refugee squat in Berlin

By freedomnotfrontex PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 25.06.2014 Brutal arrestment after peaceful solidarity action against the eviction of the refugee squat in Berlin This morning at 9 am European activists made a peaceful sit-in at the entrance of the German embassy. The activists … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

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Refugees formed a support group to support the supporters

By freedomnotfrontex the #March4Freedom camp is getting to sleep little by little. we had a visit from greenparty and refugees shared their voice with them. from the 20 supporters that got arrested by the Belgium police arround 13 of them has got … …read more

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New photos from Brussels

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Our political demands to the Belgian authorities

By freedomnotfrontex Bruxelles, 24 juin 2014 A Monsieur le Directeur-général de l’Office des Étrangers, A Madame la Secrétaire d’État à l’Asile et la Migration et à Madame la Ministre de l’Intérieur de la Belgique Sujet: Demandes de la Marche Pour la Liberté … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

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Invitation to press conference, 26/06/2014, 13:00, Action camp (Boulevard Simon Bolivar, opposite Immigartion Office, Brussels)

By freedomnotfrontex Invitation to press conferenceWhen: 26/06/2014, 13:00Where: Action camp (Boulevard Simon Bolivar, opposite Immigartion Office, Brussels)Contact: 0049 152132723 66, 0032 466294231http://freedomnotfrontex.noblogs.orgTransnational Action CampRefugees, Migrants and Sans-Papiers March for Freedom English below…BRUXELLES – En tant que mouvement transnational d’environ 400 réfugié-e-s, migrant-e-s, sans-papiers … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex

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Statement: Anain

By freedomnotfrontex “1990 People are coming here(deportation center) because they don’t have documents to these country and some of them have family and children. The last person I see here , he come in 1993 he has two children. First child is … …read more

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La marche pour la liberté libère davantage la voix dans Bruxelles,Richard DJIMELI FOUOFIE

By freedomnotfrontex A la veille de la dernière semaine d’une longue marche lancée le 18 mai depuis Kheln en Allemagne, la voix des sans droits, ravale ses fatigues et ses obstacles pour pousser sa dynamique du changement vers son objectif: Redonner aux … …read more

From: FreedomNotFrontex