Refugee’s manifestation in Lutherstadt Wittenberg on 16.04.2015: Stop Abuse! Legalize the so Called “tolerated refugees in Germany! Stop Destroying Refugees’ Perspectives! with refugees as guest speakers from Schwäebish Gmünd.
Time: 14:00 Uhr
Venue: Lutherstadt Wittenberg (Marktplatz)
On Thursday 19, 2014 about 17 unaccompanied minors started a hunger strike in Lithi police station near Thessaloniki. Most of them were only recently released after months of detention. They had been in pre-removal centres such as Corinth, Amygdaleza or Paranesti Drama while waiting to be assessed as underage and / or awaiting their transfer to one of the scarce accommodation places for minors in open reception centres. Some of the minors detained in Lithi have been already more than six months detained. They have been arrested as they left the reception centers hosting them and were reported missing thereafter. The so called “protective detention” is supposed to be the better alternative than leaving them on the streets. This kind of “protection” is not wanted by any of them.
Currently only around 350 places are available in 12 reception centres all over Greece while there are nearly 200 registered unaccompanied minors waiting in detention for a place in order to get released. The new government has announced to focus on the creation of reception centers and the release of vulnerable groups like unaccompanied minors from detention.
The minors held in Lithi demand their immediate freedom.
Minors should receive special protection and not long …read more
From:: infomobile greece
By consensusdecisionmaking With the impending probable evictions at the start of April, there is an invitation to you and your friends to come to Calais in the month of April and plan an event to highlight the foolishness of the Border regime and those who defend it. For example the Mayor of Calais , Natacha Bouchart recently […] …read more
I am sitting next to Walid Talb. He is a very gentle and shy man. He smiles a lot and is willing to answer any question I throw at him; about his life in Egypt and then about what happened three years ago. I am not a journalist, you see, so I cannot keep up with the flow of a proper interview. Every time he refers to a detail of what they did to him in Salamina, I get a sudden, almost instinctive urge to change the subject, to get out of the café and get a breath of fresh air. I admire him for his courage. Walid Talb is seating next to me; his hat, his smile, his very existence act as a series of reminders.
The hearing of his case is scheduled for Tuesday 10 March at the criminal court of Piraeus. It is worth noting that the hearing has already been postponed four times…
The story is well known. No – it’s the photo that is well known, I should say. Published back in November 2012 the photo showed a brutally abused man, bound and chained on a tree. Walid Talb was working at a bakery on …read more
Nine immigrants from Romania were kept as slaves in a village in Peloponnese. Bosses kept them imprisoned and unpaid under the thread of a gun and forced them to work for 19 hours, while they had to sleep among the animals.
Some escaped and revealed the story.
By consensusdecisionmaking This is an addition to a previous blog post on Friday where we said: The people in the Sudanese jungle had an unwelcome visit from the police and people from the town hall this morning. They were told to leave by the end of March, or the police would come to close the camp. In […] …read more
By palme43 deutsch unten Stop the eviction of the refugees from the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule. We want a self-organised International Refugee Centre, not another “Lager” (refugee camp)! SIGN NOW On February 20th 2015 the residents of Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule in Berlin, around 40 refugee activists, were … Continue reading → …read more
By palme43 On the 8 th of March in N‘Djamena, the capital city of Chad, peaceful demonstrators who were fighting for their right of assembly and freedom of speech, again had to face harsh violations of human rights including police violence: humiliations, … Continue reading → …read more
By consensusdecisionmaking A 28 year old man from Ethiopia died in Calais in unexplained circumstances of the 14th of February. His friends had left him in the morning, and when they returned to their camp in the evening, he was dead. He died alone in a little makeshift shelter in a makeshift camp near the big jungle […] …read more
By consensusdecisionmaking Hunger strikes and occupations have been happening in 7 of UK’s detention centres for a week now. Hundreds of people have been refusing food and protesting in the centres. People are speaking out about the situation through the blog below https://detainedvoices.wordpress.com/ People are now asking for actions of solidarity from outside the UK- at Embassies, […] …read more
7-10 of the Refugees living and protesting together have to leave their house again: Call for support!
“Die Schutzbefohlenen“ – Unterkunft gesucht! Elfriede Jelinek hat ihren Text „Die Schutzbefohlenen“ als Reaktion auf die Proteste der Asylwerber vor und in der Votivkirche im Dezember 2012 und auf die täglichen Flüchtlingsdramen in Europa geschrieben.
Während die Proben zu dem Stück begonnen haben, suchen zehn der damals beteiligten „Refugees“ wieder nach einer Unterkunft, nachdem sie aus einem privat zur Verfügung gestellten Haus zum Ende des Monats ausziehen müssen. Diese Menschen, die sich in einem laufenden Asylverfahren befinden, bekommen Grundversorgung von der Caritas. Aber Zimmer oder Wohnungen zu finden ist fast unmöglich. Wir rufen unser Publikum auf, mit uns gemeinsam diese Asylwerber zu unterstützen! Bitte helfen Sie, wenn Sie um Unterkünfte wissen!
Kontakt Burgtheater:” seeLink: http://ow.ly/Jk8Gd
Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to live in the house found with the help of many of you, last, not least, this VIDEO CALL by Faces for Refugees: http://www.facesforrefugees.at/
Gesucht: Ein Haus für Refugees – “We need a place to live our protest!”
Protest Video mit: Kristina Bangert, Hilde Dalik, Alexander Pschill, Doris Schretzmayer, Stefan Slupetzky, Shakil Khan, Ziaur Rehmann, Sohail Khan, Shabir Khan, Ali Asmat, Salaheddine Najah, Mohammad Atef Wazir, Liaqat Ali …read more
By oplatz – Deutsch unten We, the people from Gerhart Hauptmann School resist against the brutality of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg District! After the District sent us an eviction notice on 20 February, threatening to kick us out on 19 March 2015, we are … Continue reading → …read more
By palme43 deutsch unten We are calling on everyone on the Global Day Against Racism: We want to raise our voices against racism, antiromaism, islamophobia, antisemitism, and against the inhumane asylum policies of Germany and Europe. While German enterprises like Heckler & … Continue reading → …read more
By oplatz : Crowdfunding Kampange : Räumung der Ohlauer Schule verhindern! : Damit alle Bewohner_innen vor Gericht gegen die Räumung der Schule vorgehen können! : Don´t try to fool the people from the school! Liebe Freund_innen! Am 19. März sollen die Bewohner_innen … Continue reading → …read more
By gepaecktragarz Mindestlohn durchsetzen heißt auch Arbeitserlaubnisse für alle die hier leben Angesichts von Pegida und Co. auf den Straßen ist vielen unwohl. Wichtige Fragen werden aufgeworfen: In was für einer Gesellschaft wollen wir leben? Und wie wollen wir mit den Geflüchteten … Continue reading → …read more
the government says:
“sans-papiers will not be arrested at the border”
and then denies it
a short commentary
Let us briefly qualify the statement that “undocumented immigrants entering Greece will not be arrested, but they will be handed a paper giving them one month to leave Greece”.
until 2012: no papers, some detention, “one month to leave”
This paper was more or less common practice until about three years ago. Undocumented migrants arrested at the borders were kept in police custody for three days for medical exams and then were released with the “one-month-to-leave” paper in their hands. Those who applied for asylum were kept in detention (detention centers or police stations) for up to 3 months, as a form of punishment of applicants, and also to discourage other migrants from applying for asylum. Very few were actually granted asylum (Greece had the lowest acceptance rate in Europe), very few were deported, some were occasionally arrested again, and all undocumented migrants were constantly fearing and facing police repression. All of them were trapped in Greece. All were monitored and ultimately controlled by smuggling mafias (with the participation of -para-state officers).
the role of detention after the summer of 2012
After the “Xenios Zeus” Operation in August 2012 …read more