– Mobilisation 15 novembre CRA Coquelles-Calais –

By consensusdecisionmaking Mobilisation for the 15th of november in front of the Detention Center Coquelles-Calais Call for decentralised action in front of all detention centers Detention centers are the principal tools of nation states to achieve their politics of harrassment, dehumanisation and deportation of foreigners that are judged as unwanted. The one in Couquelles, situated behind the […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

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

From:: Clandestine

24 bodies found as migrant boat sinks in Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait

By clandestina

At least 24 people have died after a boat believed to have been carrying illegal immigrants capsized in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on Monday.

Seven people were rescued and 24 dead bodies were recovered, the Istanbul governor’s office announced.

Sources said there were around 43 people on the boat.

Most of those who died were children, the Hurriyet news website reported rescuers as saying.


“They had life jackets. But there were bodies everywhere. Babies, children… We pulled out 15-20 bodies,” it quoted fisherman Kadir Sert as saying.

The governor’s office said the coastguard had been alerted after the boat sank around 3 miles (5 km) from the coast in the Black Sea at the northern end of the Bosphorus.

Shipping agents GAC said in a statement the boat had been heading for the Romanian port of Constanta when it sank around 5 am (0300 GMT).

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From:: Clandestine

Hunger strike in Amygdaleza detention centre

By clandestina

“Hunger strike until freedom”*

On November 17th, 2014 hundreds of refugees detained administratively in
the pre-removal centre of Amygdaleza started to protest massively
against the prolonged detention of more than 18 months, against the
detention of dozens of minors and the detention conditions that amongst
others recently led to the death of two detainees.

“They coop us up here like sheep and then don’t care anymore about us. (…)”
“There are persons detained 26 months. (…)”
“When we say ‘my stomach hurts’, they’d answer ‘my balls hurt’.”

Only on November 6th the 26-year-old Mohammed Asfak died of the
consequences of beating by law enforcement officers in Corinth detention
centre during one of the uprisings of migrants there 5-6 months ago. His
injuries had not been taken care of adequately. He was only transferred
to hospital after a break down. For 15 days he had been begging the
police to bring him to the hospital as he had respiratory problems. When
asking for medical aid, police even replied: “Die, we don’t care.” Only
some days after this tragic incident, another detainee from Bangladesh
died of lacking sufficient medical aid.


Yesterday, on the third day of hunger strike the Movement against Racism
and Fascist Threat (KEERFA) reported of 15 detainees who had been
transferred to the hospital after fainting and 90% participation …read more

From:: Clandestine

CISPM meeting in Rome, 13-16 November 2014 – Rencontre CISPM a Rome – Video Report

By kandolo

13-16 Novembre 2014 – Rencontre CISPM a Rome – partie premiere.

from claudio on Vimeo.

November 13-16, 2014 – CISPM meeting in Rome

Delegations of Migrants collectives from different countries, connected by the Network of the CISPM – International Coalition of Sans-papiers and Migrants: Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, met in Rome to put the basis of a common political agenda at European level, to share informations and knowledges, strengthen solidarity bonds and to plan transnational actions.

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From:: Karawan

1st Call for a Coordinated Regional Refugee Community Assembly – The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany

By kandolo

Deutsch: Erster Aufruf zu einer koordinierten regionalen FlüchtlingsversammlungThe VOICE Refugee Forum Germany

We, the activists of The VOICE Refugee Forum in Jena, are keen to organize political workshops and seminars from the meetings of refugee activists in the regions of Germany to discuss about our work and the political situation in our home countries, and our struggle for a better situation of refugees here in Germany and beyond.

We are working to contribute to a successful network of a self-organized platform and the community initiatives to strengthen our unity and solidarity in Germany.

We are planning to initiate a German-wide assembly of refugees with other activists living in the refugee camps as we plan to start preparing a refugee convention to support the nationwide initiatives for “Refugee Community Agenda” in Germany.

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From:: Karawan

Breitenworbis – Secure? – where? when? Deportation crime – Family Arsic

By kandolo

deutsch weiter unten

Family Arsic got a date from the administration in Heiligenstadt/Thuringia to be deported to Serbia on November 27, 2014.

German authorities denied their right to be protected and the local administration rejected the necessary medical treatment for Ms Arsic who suffered from three strokes. Issuing the deportation order while knowing about the facts is signing a death certificate. Mr Arsic gives his testimony to the public.

The German state is organizing mass deportation of Roma people. There was a charter plane deportation on Nov.18 and the next is anounced for Dec.9 2014.
Baden-Baden Airpark and Stuttgart Airport in Baden-Wurtemberg are two hubs of the German deportation business.

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From:: Karawan

“Hunger strike until freedom”: Fourth day of hunger strike in Amygdaleza detention centre

By momo

“Hunger strike until freedom”*

On November 17th, 2014 hundreds of refugees detained administratively in the pre-removal centre of Amygdaleza started to protest massively against the prolonged detention of more than 18 months, against the detention of dozens of minors and the detention conditions that amongst others recently led to the death of two detainees.

“They coop us up here like sheep and then don’t care anymore about us. (…)”
“There are persons detained 26 months. (…)”
“When we say ‘my stomach hurts’, they’d answer ‘my balls hurt’.”

Only on November 6th the 26-year-old Mohammed Asfak died of the consequences of beating by law enforcement officers in Corinth detention centre during one of the uprisings of migrants there 5-6 months ago. His injuries had not been taken care of adequately. He was only transferred to hospital after a break down. For 15 days he had been begging the police to bring him to the hospital as he had respiratory problems. When asking for medical aid, police even replied: “Die, we don’t care.” Only some days after this tragic incident, another detainee from Bangladesh died of lacking sufficient medical aid.

Yesterday, on the third day of hunger strike the Movement against Racism and Fascist Threat (KEERFA) reported …read more

From:: infomobile greece

Action against Landgrabbing Nov 24th and 25th/ Aktion gegen Landraub/ action contre l’accaparement des terres

By palme43 (english coming soon) Sanamadougou und Sahou müssen bleiben: Landraub stoppen – in Mali und überall sonst! Doppelkundgebung: Montag, 24.11.2014, 15 bis 19 Uhr: Kundgebung vorm Bundeskanzleramt (inklusive Filmscreening zu Landgrabbing) und: Dienstag, 25.11.2014, 7 bis 9 Uhr: Morgendlicher Empfang der … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Action against Landgrabbing Nov 24th and 25th/ Aktion gegen Landraub/ action contre l’accaparement des terres

By palme43 (english coming soon) Sanamadougou und Sahou müssen bleiben: Landraub stoppen – in Mali und überall sonst! Doppelkundgebung: Montag, 24.11.2014, 15 bis 19 Uhr: Kundgebung vorm Bundeskanzleramt (inklusive Filmscreening zu Landgrabbing) und: Dienstag, 25.11.2014, 7 bis 9 Uhr: Morgendlicher Empfang der … Continue reading …read more

From:: Berlin

Mars voor Vluchtelingen Rechten – voor een menswaardig leven en tegen deportatie

By roeben

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tekst Marjan Sax / fotos Lokien

Wij Zijn Hier te voet van Amsterdam naar Den Haag: 18, 19 en 20 november 2014

Wij Zijn Hier organiseert deze week de Mars voor Vluchtelingen Rechten. Ze lopen in 3 dagen van het stadhuis in Amsterdam naar de Tweede Kamer in Den Haag – symbolisch voor de manier waarop de verantwoordelijkheid voor een oplossing voor hun situatie steeds heen en weer wordt geschoven tussen Gemeente en Rijksoverheid.

De vluchtelingen van Wij Zijn Hier zijn erg blij met de uitspraak van de Europese Commissie voor Sociale Rechten (ECSR) die op 10 november j.l openbaar werd gemaakt. Het oordeel geeft weer wat de groep al twee jaar duidelijk maakt: iedereen heeft recht op een menswaardig bestaan. Ook mensen zonder verblijfspapieren hebben recht
op adequate behandeling, hulp en opvang.

De groep is echter bang dat er weer niets zal veranderen en dat de politiek verantwoordelijken niet direct gehoor zullen geven aan de uitspraak van de ECSR. Maar dit zo lang mogelijk zullen uitstellen, tot de rechter hiertoe dwingt. Ze kunnen dit niet begrijpen van een land dat mensenrechten zo hoog in het vandaal heeft staan. Om duidelijk te maken dat er nu echt iets moet gebeuren organiseren ze
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From:: Amsterdam