Moria / Lesbos: “Hot Spot” reminds of war zone

By ronja

This child doesn't stop crying as it is exhausted and afraid / copyright: Salinia Stroux

++Refugees left to survive in Moria under inhuman conditions++Vulnerable groups unprotected for days in war zone like areal++

This child doesn’t stop crying as it is exhausted and afraid / copyright: Salinia Stroux

2,500 persons can be registered daily in Moria according to local media, while more than 10,000 arrived within the last 24 hours. Refugees are queueing kilometers in and outside the registration camp that was originally constructed as a prison. At the same time the registration camp lacks any form of a functioning queuing system as well as dignified infrastructures and basic needs provision. Refugees are sitting and sleeping for hours between mud and garbage, being pushed by the crowd, insulted and beaten by police forces and sometimes even thrown tear gas. They get sick and injured under the life threatening living conditions in Moria.

“I am queueing since 10 days!,” a Syrian man says. “I am single, but my family is left in Syria and I have to get them out to save their lives. I am very anxious. In this camp the is no human rights. It is zero zero.”

Women sleeping in the queue / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Next to him stands a young compatriot holding a 6 …read more

From:: Lesvos

Frontex slows down registration procedures in “Hot Spot” Moria, leaving refugees for days in life-threatening conditions

By ronja

Welcome to Europe and Alarm Phone Statement about the Situation on Lesvos Island / Greece

Refugees who survive the journey and succeed to cross the maritime border between Turkey and Greece in small and overcrowded plastic boats are subjected to the so-called EU ‘hotspot approach’ since its launch on Friday 16th of October 2015. As part of the European Agenda on Migration, hotspots are now being deployed by mobile teams of the European border agency Frontex to support so-called ‘frontline EU states’ in systematically identifying and screening travelers who ‘illegally’ entered EU territory. One of Frontex’ main tasks is to speed up the ‘return process’, thus the deportation of those who Frontex ‘identifies’ as not coming from a country of war and/or as not having valid grounds for asylum in Europe.

Since Frontex has entered the scene, registration processes were dramatically slowed down. Frontex procedures of ‘screening’ individuals takes a long time which has caused great delays and thus created a situation of humanitarian emergency for the hundreds of people waiting outside. The official opening of this hotspot on Lesvos coincided with increased numbers of new arrivals and deteriorating weather conditions. While it rained non-stop in the …read more

From:: Lesvos

Greece: Attacks on Boats Risk Migrant Lives (Human Rights Watch)

By clandestina

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Source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/10/22/greece-attacks-boats-risk-migrant-lives

(Athens) – Armed masked men have been disabling boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers in the Aegean Sea and pushing them back to Turkish waters, Human Rights Watch said today.

Human Rights Watch spoke to nine witnesses who described eight incidents in which masked assailants – often armed – intercepted and disabled the boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants from Turkey toward the Greek islands, most recently on October 7 and 9, 2015. The witnesses said that the assailants deliberately disabled their boats by damaging or removing the engines or their fuel, or puncturing the hulls of inflatable boats. In some cases, the boats were towed to Turkish waters.

Asylum seekers and migrants arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos after being rescued by volunteer Spanish lifeguards when their lives were put at risk by masked men in black uniforms in speedboats who rammed into their rubber raft and removed and threw the engine into the sea. Oct 9, 2015.

© 2015 Zalmaï for Human Rights Watch

“Disabling boats in the Aegean makes an already dangerous journey even more likely to result in death,” said Eva Cossé, Greece specialist at Human Rights Watch. “These criminal actions …read more

From:: Clandestine

Frontex slows down registration procedures in “Hot Spot” Moria, leaving refugees for days in life-threatening conditions

By riva

Welcome to Europe and Alarm Phone Statement about the Situation on Lesvos Island / Greece

Refugees who survive the journey and succeed to cross the maritime border between Turkey and Greece in small and overcrowded plastic boats are subjected to the so-called EU ‘hotspot approach’ since its launch on Friday 16th of October 2015. As part of the European Agenda on Migration, hotspots are now being deployed by mobile teams of the European border agency Frontex to support so-called ‘frontline EU states’ in systematically identifying and screening travellers who ‘illegally’ entered EU territory. One of Frontex’ main tasks is to speed up the ‘return process’, thus the deportation of those who Frontex ‘identifies’ as not coming from a country of war and/or as not having valid grounds for asylum in Europe.

Since Frontex has entered the scene, registration processes were dramatically slowed down. Frontex procedures of ‘screening’ individuals takes a long time which has caused great delays and thus created a situation of humanitarian emergency for the hundreds of people waiting outside. The official opening of this hotspot on Lesvos coincided with increased numbers of new arrivals and deteriorating weather conditions. While it rained non-stop in the …read more

From:: infomobile greece

Neuigkeiten im Fall Oury Jalloh – PK am 27. Oktober 2015

By kandolo

Presseerklärung der Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh

Betrifft: Neuigkeiten im Fall Oury Jalloh – PK am 27. Oktober 2015

PK Oury Jalloh – Gutacher News

Aufgrund intensiver Nachfragen der Presse zu den neuen Erkenntnissen internationaler Gutachter aus der dokumentierten Aktenlage polizeilicher, staatsanwaltschaftlicher und gerichtlicher Ermittlungen, möchten wir auf die Aussagen des Herrn Prof. em. Peter Iten (Ex-Cheftoxikolge des Züricher Instituts für Rechtsmedizin http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/neue-serie-ex-cheftoxikologe-peter-iten…) hinweisen, der im aktuellen Monitor-Beitrag des WDR vom 15.10.2015 ab laufende Spielminute 5:25 („…Die Dessauer Staatsanwaltschaft gerät unter Druck…“ff) folgende Aussagen trifft:

  • „Es muss ja ganz schnell brennen dann, sonst stimmt die Toxikologie dann nicht mehr mit dem Ablauf überein.“
  • „Dann würde eine Fremdhandlung eigentlich ein solches Bild schon lückenlos erklären können.“

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From:: Karawan

IT’S TOMORROW: London and Paris in solidarity with Calais migrants and the Channel Tunnel 3

By consensusdecisionmaking A final reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, there will be No Borders demonstrations in London St Pancras at 6PM at the Eurostar terminal; and Paris at the Place des Fêtes at 3PM. We are gathering for the three people — Abdul Rahman Haroun, Payam Moradi Mirahessari, and Farein Vahdani — now in prison in the UK […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

1500 person shipping container camp to be built in the jungle – 400 people told to move

By consensusdecisionmaking Yesterday Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister of France, came back to Calais to make more annuoncements about future plans for the jungle and the securitization of the border. In response to his visit, the media has largely focussed on Cazneuve’s ‘humanitarian gesture’ to erect heated tents for 200 women and children. Some have discussed the […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Moria / Lesbos: “Hot Spot” reminds of war zone

By momo

This child doesn't stop crying as it is exhausted and afraid / copyright: Salinia Stroux

++Refugees left to survive in Moria under inhuman conditions++Vulnerable groups unprotected for days in war zone like areal++

This child doesn’t stop crying as it is exhausted and afraid / copyright: Salinia Stroux

2,500 persons can be registered daily in Moria according to local media, while more than 10,000 arrived within the last 24 hours. Refugees are queueing kilometers in and outside the registration camp that was originally constructed as a prison. At the same time the registration camp lacks any form of a functioning queuing system as well as dignified infrastructures and basic needs provision. Refugees are sitting and sleeping for hours between mud and garbage, being pushed by the crowd, insulted and beaten by police forces and sometimes even thrown tear gas. They get sick and injured under the life threatening living conditions in Moria.

“I am queueing since 10 days!,” a Syrian man says. “I am single, but my family is left in Syria and I have to get them out to save their lives. I am very anxious. In this camp the is no human rights. It is zero zero.”

Women sleeping in the queue / copyright: Salinia Stroux

Next to him stands a young compatriot holding a 6 …read more

From:: infomobile greece

Action against the Eurostar Terminal in St Pancras

By consensusdecisionmaking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJdggCzlB6c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaLbfwisA_M&feature=youtu.be) – On Friday last week there was an action held at the Eurostar terminal in St, Pancras Station, London was a great display of solidarity with people living in Calais who are trying to reach the UK. Many simultaneous actions and rally of 500 or so people took place that blocked the station […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Oct. 18: five more dead immigrants in two shipwrecks in the Aegean

By clandestina

One baby, one child and two women died in a shipwreck close to Kastelorizo island. One male immigrant is missing and eleven immigrants were rescued.

In another incident, a boat with 110 arrived at the island of Pharmakonisi. Among them an 8-years old kid, who didn’t survive crossing of the Aegean.

31 people have died the last 5 days in the Aegean, in 6 different shipwrecks, 7 of them when their wooden boat was hit by a coast police patrol boat.

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From:: Clandestine

Demonstration in St. Pancras yesterday and using the slogan ‘This border kills’

By consensusdecisionmaking The demonstration yesterday – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJdggCzlB6c (see also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaLbfwisA_M&feature=youtu.be) – held at the Eurostar terminal in St, Pancras Station, London was a great display of solidarity with people living in Calais who are trying to reach the UK. The ‘die-in’ and rally of 500 or so people that blocked the station for several hours, caused delays […] …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity

Aegean: another shipwreck, 12 more immigrants dead…

By clandestina

Ankara, Turkey: Twelve migrants drowned today when their boat sank off the Turkish coast as they were seeking to reach Greece, while around 25 others were rescued, the Anatolia news agency reported.
The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies from the wooden boat, which had sailed from northwest Turkey’s seaside town of Ayvalik headed for the Greek island of Lesbos, the Turkish news agency said.
The rescuers managed to save about two dozen others on board the sinking boat who had called for help on their cellphones, Turkish media reported.
Anatolia did not indicate the migrants’ nationalities.

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From:: Clandestine

Hungary closes border with Croatia

By clandestina

Source: www.bbc.com

Hungary has closed its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants through the country en route to western Europe.

Croatia said it would begin directing migrants to Slovenia instead.

Hungary has been a major transit country for migrants, many of whom aim to continue on to Austria and Germany.

It announced the closure on Friday after EU leaders failed to agree a plan backed by Hungary to send a force to prevent migrants reaching Greece.

The border, reinforced with a razor-wire fence, closed at midnight (22:00 GMT) on Friday.

A group of several hundred migrants who arrived near the village of Zakany minutes before the deadline were the last to be allowed through.

“Closure!” a soldier shouted after the last travellers had passed across.

“We know that this is not the best, but only the second-best solution,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said, announcing the closure earlier. Migrants could still apply for asylum in Hungary at two border transit zones, he added.

The border posts at Beremend and Letenje are also open for anyone with valid documents.

Hungary has already sealed its border with Serbia.

There are fears in Slovenia that closure of the Croatia-Hungary border will channel many more migrants through Slovenia.

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From:: Clandestine

The person who died last night is an Afghan teenager of 17

By consensusdecisionmaking The person died last night in the Channel Tunnel is an Afghan teenager of 17. It is the 19th death this year that we know of. He was identified by a family member. https://passeursdhospitalites.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/un-adolescent-afghan-est-mort-heurte-par-un-train/ http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/coquelles-le-migrant-mort-percute-par-un-train-de-ia33b48581n3106557 …read more

From:: calaismigrantsolidarity