refugee’s football match at Babelsberg – meeting point and how to go there

By freedomnotfrontex going together to Babelsberg 03 refugee football match. Meeting point 11 AM at Oranienplatz, 18.10. free tickets for train ride provided http://babelsberg03.de/news/verein/aktionstag-zum-thema-asyl-fluechtlingspolitik/ here’s a description how to get to the football stadium in Babelsberg but don´t forget: It´s easier to … Continue reading …read more

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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Greece

By clandestina

Read the report: 2014-26-inf-eng

Strasbourg, 16.10.2014 – The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its eleventh visit to Greece. The visit took place two years after the CPT had issued a public statement in which it had expressed serious concerns regarding the lack of effective action to tackle systemic deficiencies concerning the conditions of detention of irregular migrants and the situation in the prisons. Regrettably, the findings of the 2013 visit demonstrate clearly that the situation has not improved. Further, the problem of ill-treatment by the police appears to be growing and there is little evidence that allegations of ill-treatment are investigated promptly and thoroughly, leading to some police officers believing they can act with impunity.

The report describes the totally unacceptable conditions in which irregular migrants are held in police establishments all over the country for prolonged periods. For example, in one station, two or more women were held for months in a dark, mouldy and dilapidated basement cell of a mere 5m² with no access to outdoor exercise or hygiene products.

The CPT is particularly critical of the treatment of unaccompanied minors. The …read more

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By oplatz 16/10/2014 افتُتح معرض صور للاجئين يوصف المواسات المرو بها منذو اخلاء Oplatz في مبنى او رانينا بلاتس وكان فيه كثير من الناس منهم الاجئين والداعمين بما فيه مغنيين وعازفين للغطار والصحافة وعلى ما اعتقد يستمر هذا المعرض حتى 16/11-2014 ان … Continue reading …read more

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Non-Citizen occupied Berlin TV-Tower

By clandestina

Press release of occupy Berliner tower (July 9, 2014).
40 N-C from Bavaria occupy the Berlin tower today 3-O,clock.

Solidarity call out
We the refugees from different cities of germany are here in tv tower in berlin. We are more then 40 refugees including womens. Be was also in Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge in Nürnberg last week. We are in the streets from more then one year. We were involved in alot of political activities but until now from everywhere we are refused. from everywhere is the same reply nobody want to tell who is responsible for refugees inhuman laws and situations like lagerpflicht residenzpflich no work permission no right for normal education even to lern german language we were in in Nürnberg to tell tell them the situations of refugees lives and they deny directly to listen our problems and reply us to ask to politicians of parliament they make these laws and we have to knock the door of parliament we are here very peaceful just want to meet the responsible people to lisent our problems to listen our basic needs for a normal life with freedom were like we see everyday refugees are committing suicide …read more

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Immigrant dies in Amygdaleza detention center

By clandestina

A 52-year-old man, held at the immigrant detention center at Amygdaleza, has passed away, after being taken to the Agia Olga hospital.

According to reports the 52-year-old man complained about problems with his health before being taken to the hospital for treatment, where he died a few hours later.

This is the fifth death of an immigrant held in a Greek detention center since the launching of “Xenius Zeus” police operation. Three died because there is insufficient medical assistance, one died under “undefined circumstances” and one immigrant committed suicide.

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UNHCR: over 800 deaths in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year

By clandestina

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday urged Europe to act urgently to the significant increase in the number of immigrants crossing the Mediterranean, in a statement released in Geneva.
In the last 10 days, more than 260 immigrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, bringing to over 800 the number of deaths this year.
“The death of 260 people in less than 10 days, in horrible circumstances, shows that the crisis intensifies in the Mediterranean,” said High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres.
“Europeans must act urgently to prevent this catastrophe from worsening further,” he added.
Guterres called on governments to strengthen their relief operations, providing quick access to asylum procedures for those who need protection and find legal alternatives to the dangerous crossing the Mediterranean.
The balance of 800 dead since the beginning of the year is higher than the (600 dead) last year and 2012 (500).

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Nearly 2,000 Europe-bound migrants have drowned this year-UN

By clandestina

Source:reuters.com

By Robert Evans

GENEVA Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

“In all, we believe that 1,889 people have perished this year while making such journeys, 1,600 of them since the start of June,” UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a news briefing.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Italian navy said it had rescued 364 would-be migrants in a two-day effort after their crowded fishing boat sank off Libya. The bodies of 24 who had drowned were recovered

Violent political turmoil in Libya – which has long been a major departure point for people trying to reach Europe by sea – has exacerbated the problem, the Geneva-based agency said.

Libya’s worsening security situation “has fostered the growth of people-smuggling operations, but also prompted refugees and migrants living there to decide to risk the sea rather than stay in a conflict zone,” the UNHCR said.

The UNHCR death toll includes more than 300 people who died in three separate incidents since Aug. 22 when boats capsized off …read more

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700 migrants feared dead following two shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

By clandestina

Seven hundred migrants are feared dead in two separate shipwrecks in the Mediterranean while trying to seek refuge in Europe.

At least 500 migrants may have drowned last week off the coast of Malta. Two survivors told the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that the traffickers deliberately sank the boat after an argument on board.

IOM said the two survivors were rescued on Thursday, the day after their boat sank.


“If this story – which is being investigated by police – is confirmed, it would be the biggest shipwreck of recent years. It would be particularly serious as it would not be an incident, but an episode of mass killing,” the IOM said in a statement.

The last time a similar tragedy occurred was on 3rd October 2013, when at least 368 African migrants died after a boat carrying them from Libya to Europe sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

In a separate incident, a boat carrying 250 migrants sank off the coast of Libya. BBC quoted Libyan Navy spokesman Ayub Qassem to have said that only 36 people had been rescued. The vessel went down near Tajoura, east of Tripoli.

“There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea,” Mr Qassem told …read more

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Call for a »Watch The Med Alarm Phone« for Boatpeople

By clandestina

11th of October 2013: Refugees from a sinking boat called again and again Italian coastguards via satellite phone in order to be rescued, but their SOS signals were not taken seriously. The boat carried more than 400 people and was shot at in the night before by a Libyan vessel. Despite the Italian and soon later the Maltese authorities having been warned of the imminent distress of the passengers, rescue efforts were delayed for several hours and patrol vessels arrived one hour after the boat had sunk. More than 200 people died, only 212 people were saved.

What would have happened if the boatpeople could have directed a second call to an independent phone-hotline through which a team of civil society members could raise alarm and put immediate pressure on authorities to rescue?

One year after the tragedy from Lampedusa on the 3rd of October
and after the left-to-die case mentioned above, the situation is no less dramatic. Although the Italian military operation “mare nostrum” led to the rescue of about 100.000 refugees and migrants within the last 11 months, only in the central Mediterranean area more than 1300 boatpeople became new victims of the border-regime. In the beginning of 2014 we …read more

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VOTE FOR DOAA!

By clandestina

ΝΤΟΑ 2

Originally posted on Φόρουμ Μεταναστών Κρήτης:

LET US ALL HELP. VOTE FOR DOAA HERE!!!

To all pertinent authorities:

On September 13 a mass murder of refugees in the Mediterranean is in the news. 500 people were on board on a ship that was later rammed. Only 10 survived. Six of them were transferred to Chania, Crete. Among them a young woman who had rescued two young children until the authorities had them collected. Unfortunately, one of them died during the transport. The child struggled for four days in the sea, but could not last a little longer…

The 19-year-old woman, a Syrian citizen, is Doaa Shorri. She held in her hands the two children for 4 days and 4 nights. She had even placed one of them inside her lifejacket, since she is a very petite woman.

She is now in Chania on her own, a guest at the house of the president of the local…

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VOTE FOR DOAA!

By clandestina

ΝΤΟΑ 2

Originally posted on Φόρουμ Μεταναστών Κρήτης:

LET US ALL HELP. VOTE FOR DOAA HERE!!!

To all pertinent authorities:

On September 13 a mass murder of refugees in the Mediterranean is in the news. 500 people were on board on a ship that was later rammed. Only 10 survived. Six of them were transferred to Chania, Crete. Among them a young woman who had rescued two young children until the authorities had them collected. Unfortunately, one of them died during the transport. The child struggled for four days in the sea, but could not last a little longer…

The 19-year-old woman, a Syrian citizen, is Doaa Shorri. She held in her hands the two children for 4 days and 4 nights. She had even placed one of them inside her lifejacket, since she is a very petite woman.

She is now in Chania on her own, a guest at the house of the president of the local…

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Prozessbericht vom 31.Verhandlungstag am 9. Oktober 2014

By solidarity against repression Am heutigen Prozesstag wurden vier Anklagepunkte (HH, II, JJ, KK) verhandelt, ein weiterer (LL) angeschnitten. Bei mehreren Telefonaten stellten sicher wieder einmal schwere Übersetzungsfehler heraus. So wurde der Begriff „tora“, der auf griechisch „dringend“ bedeutet im Akt zum Namen einer Stadt in Deutschland. „Hawala“, ein Wort dass im Kontext des Telefonats „Garantie“ heißt, wurde in […] …read more

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Prozessbericht vom 32. Verhandlungstag am 13. Oktober 2014

By solidarity against repression An diesem Tag wurden hauptsächlich der 5. und 7. Angeklagte einvernommen. Die behandelten Anklagepunkte waren LL und MM. Wie immer wurden zahlreiche Telefonüberwachungen vorgetragen und abgespielt. Dabei wurde erneut deutlich, dass bei den Ermittlungen entlastende Gesprächsinhalte der aufgenommenen Telefonate überhaupt nicht ins übersetzte Protokoll aufgenommen bzw. als irrelevant angesehen und einfach weggelassen wurden. Zum Beispiel […] …read more

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