Commemoration rally for the deceased due to the European border regime on 15 October at Oranienplatz

This year again too many people have died in the desert, in the sea, or at the fences, trying to reach European soil. We refuse to ignore, forget or get used to these dramas and deaths. We remember all those for whom the road has ended abruptly. We will continue to do so until governments value and defend the lives of their fellow human beings instead of their national borders.

In solidarity, Corasol

buy plan b one step antibiotic Friday, 15 October at 16:00, Oranienplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg

Afghan women matter: Art exhibition in Chalkida

hypostatically ART WORKS made by refugee young women living in the Camp Ritsona, are exhibited in the Town hall of the city of Chalkida.

. .when it’s about violance i close my eyes and think about injustice to keep a strong painting and sometimes when i’m thinking about past life, my images tell me, to keep alive everything that bother me through paintings.

Fareshta

Art exhibition in Chalkida
Although the young people finally are aloud to join the Greek school in Chalkida, there is no bus or other transport for them to get over the 8 kilometers distance between the camp and the city of Chalkida. So they unfortunately, although they have the right to go to school, are obliged to stay in the camp.

I have different plans and dreams about my future, definitely. One of them is to become the best football player, as I am right a player right now. And beside of that to improve my art and continue my lessons

Fariba

Fariba Amiri and Fereshte Amiri will show their Art in the exhibition. Find Faribas Art-Gallery here and Fereshtas Art-Gallery here.
Painting, drawing, writing poems and other creative ways are their expression of their feelings and the comments of their situation.
We wish all of them to be fast part of the Greek society and live among the Greek people or enjoy their freedom of movement.
They should follow their art, that from now on, is traveling around the world not being stopped by any kind of borders or walls.

…my images tell me, to keep alive….

Fareshta

When it’s about violance i close my eyes …

Fariba Amiri is showing her Painting in the Art-Exhibition in Chalkida “Afghan women matter” in Chalkida this weekend.
Hi
i am can i buy gabapentin in spain Ferehsta Amiri 16 years old from Afghanistan. It has been 2 years that i am living in Greece inside of the camp. Two months ago after a long time we could arrange this opportunity to go to school – with a high motivation unfortunately the school is in Chalkida that is 20 kilometers far from here – Ritsona Camp.
But I hope to have this way of education again as we didn’t have access to expand our knowledge for a long time.
And it is almost 8 months that i have started drawings beside of my lessons. Through this drawing i could picture my reality perspective through paper.

Not only drawings – through writing the texts or poems – i become calm with having nice feelings that i have had.

When i am drawing my paintings it inspires me to make me calm during of drawings ….

Special when it’s about violance i close my eyes and think about injustice to keep a stonge painting and sometimes when i’m thinking about past life my images tell me to keep alive everything that bother me through paintings.

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I have different plans and dreams about my future …

Fariba Amiri is showing her Painting in the Art-Exhibition in Chalkida “Afghan women matter” in Chalkida this weekend.
Hi, I am where to buy clomid pills Fariba Amiri, 15 years old from Afghanistan living in Greece, Ritsona refugee camp. After spending one and a half year in Greece I am able to go to a school, but the situation about the buses are difficult on all the students in my age. There is no bus for transferring us to school. It is 20 kilometers far from here.
That’s why we haven’t gone to school from when it started untill now. I have started painting 10 months ago and I was doing it mandala art

The painting and drawing give me a calm feelings, my stress goes on doing mandala, and i enjoy during painting about different things.


The festival is in Chalkida in friday and Saturday they gave the artists of refugees in Ritsona, a chance to participate and show their arts in the exhibition for people. All of the artists in our camp joined in this festival.

I have different plans and dreams about my future, definitely one of them is to become the best football player as I am a player right now. And beside of that to improve my art and continue my lessons.

Thanks for everything:)

Rally against BAMF: #JamilaBleibt & mourning for Ella

by @TransRefugees

Protest in front of BAMF Berlin, Saturday, 09.10.21 between 15.00 – 18.00 ( U9 Berliner Straße), Bundesallee/Ecke Badensche Str.

every Saturday, first date 9.10.

Jamila is a Trans woman from Qatar who fled to Germany via Ethiopia. In Ethiopia she was jailed for nearly one year because she is a Trans woman. The German government ministry for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) wants to deport her back to Ethiopia. #JamilaBleibt!

We want to start with a remembrance of Ella, and also give common space for mourning and admonition.

Ella, a Trans woman from Iran commited suicide by lighting herself on fire, on 14.9.2021 on Alexanderplatz.
#MourningforElla

#NoMoreDeaths

KEINE LAGER! NIRGENDWO! Kundgebung und Küfa am 9.Oktober, 12 Uhr, Oplatz

Durchbrecht die Isolation und protestiert gegen rassistische Segregationsgesetze und Lagerunterbringung! KEINE LAGER! NIRGENDWO!

In den Lagern von Berlin leben 20.000 Menschen, die einer Lagerindustrie ausgeliefert sind, die legal von der Zwangsunterbringung in isolierten Boxen profitiert. Die Lager sind näher an Gefängnissen als an Wohnungen. Diese Lager kooperieren mit mitternächtlichen Abschieberazzien, sie nutzen die Massenüberwachung durch einen Chip im Personalausweis und sie unternehmen nichts gegen rassistische Gewalt durch Sicherheitskräfte. Dagegen organisieren wir uns!

Wir stehen solidarisch zusammen gegen die rassistische Lagerindustrie in unserer Stadt und ihre entmenschlichende, stigmatisierende Masseneinlagerung von Menschen. Keine beschissenen Modulbauten, Tempohomes, NUKs oder jegliche Art von Segregationsbau! Wir werden kämpfen, bis alle Lager weg sind! Wohnungen für alle Menschen in Lagern!

Kommt am 9. Oktober ab 12 Uhr auf den Oranienplatz und später zur NBA-Küfa um 16 Uhr.

Flyer auf Französisch, Englisch, Farsi, Deutsch und Arabisch

Report of the Independent Fact-Finding Mission on Libya to the Human Rights Council:  Grounds to Believe that Acts of Murder, Enslavement, Torture, Rape, and Other Inhumane Acts Have Been Committed Against Migrants in Furtherance of a State Policy and May Amount to Crimes Against Humanity

Advance Unedited Version of the Report, 1 Oct. 2021, in EN here and in AR here.

UN HRC press statement here.

Key points from Section F of the Report pertaining to Migrants:

  • The [findings of the fact-finding mission] provide[ ] reasonable grounds to believe that acts of murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, persecution and other inhumane acts committed against migrants form part of a systematic and widespread attack directed at this population, in furtherance of a State policy.  As such, these acts may amount to crimes against humanity. [Para 70];
  • This finding [regarding a State policy] is made notwithstanding the responsibility that may be borne by third States and further investigations are required to establish the role of all those involved, directly or indirectly, in these crimes. [Para 70];
  • This reports documents in particular the pattern of interceptions by the Libyan Coast Guards (“LCG”) to ensure disembarkation will take place in Libya, and the associated pattern of detaining migrants in detention centres run by the Department for Combatting Illegal Migration (“DCIM”), where they face intolerable conditions calculated to cause suffering and the desire to utilise any means of escape, including by paying large sums of money to militias, criminal gangs, traffickers and smugglers who have links to the State and profit from this practice. [Para 66];
  • The LCG … interception [of migrant boats] is violent or reckless, resulting at times in deaths. On board, there are reports that LCGs confiscate belongings from migrants. Once disembarked, migrants are either transferred to detention centres or go missing,35 with reports that people are sold to traffickers. [Para 67];
  • [T]he only practicable means of escape [from detention centres] is by paying large sums of money to the guards or engaging in forced labour or sexual favours inside or outside the detention centre for the benefit of private individuals. [Para 67];
  • Several interviewees described that they endured the same cycle of violence, in some cases up to 10 times, of paying guards to secure release, sea crossing attempt, an interception and subsequent return to detention in harsh and violent conditions, all while under the absolute control of the authorities, militias and/or criminal networks. [Para 67];
  • The commission of the above acts has been longstanding and on a massive scale. Based on reports of reliable organizations, the Mission established that since 2016, some 87,000 migrants have been intercepted by the LCG, and there are currently close to 7,000 migrants in DCIM detention centres, including large percentages of children. [Para 68];
  • Furthermore, the above acts are not isolated incidents that can be attributed to rogue elements: they form part of a pattern…  [Para 68];
  • The absence of accountability for abuses against migrants evidences a State policy… [Para 69].

Section F of the Report:

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F.  Migrants

66.  Libya has long been both a destination country and a departure point for those fleeing violence or poverty. Reports indicate that the human rights situation of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees34 in Libya has deteriorated since 2016. The evidence gathered by the Mission, which included interviews with 50 migrants, established that from the moment that migrants enter Libya destined for Europe, they are systematically subjected to a litany of abuses. However, given time and resource constraints, the Mission focused on violations and abuses committed in Libya. This reports documents in particular the pattern of interceptions by the Libyan Coast Guards (“LCG”) to ensure disembarkation will take place in Libya, and the associated pattern of detaining migrants in detention centres run by the Department for Combatting Illegal Migration (“DCIM”) (figure 3), where they face intolerable conditions calculated to cause suffering and the desire to utilise any means of escape, including by paying large sums of money to militias, criminal gangs, traffickers and smugglers who have links to the State and profit from this practice.

67.  Libyan law criminalizes irregular entry, stay and exit. The investigations established that a migrant’s journey to Europe would normally start with the migrant paying money to a smuggler and subsequently boarding on a boat. The LCG would later proceed with an interception that is violent or reckless, resulting at times in deaths. On board, there are reports that LCGs confiscate belongings from migrants. Once disembarked, migrants are either transferred to detention centres or go missing,35 with reports that people are sold to traffickers. Interviews with migrants formerly held in DCIM detention centres established that all migrants—men and women, boys and girls—are kept in harsh conditions, some of whom die. Some children are held with adults, placing them at high risk of abuse. Torture (such as electric shocks) and sexual violence (including rape and forced prostitution) are prevalent. Although the detention of migrants is founded in Libyan domestic law, migrants are detained for indefinite periods without an opportunity to have the legality of their detention reviewed, and the only practicable means of escape is by paying large sums of money to the guards or engaging in forced labour or sexual favours inside or outside the detention centre for the benefit of private individuals. Several interviewees described that they endured the same cycle of violence, in some cases up to 10 times, of paying guards to secure release, sea crossing attempt, an interception and subsequent return to detention in harsh and violent conditions, all while under the absolute control of the authorities, militias and/or criminal networks. There is also evidence that most of detained migrants are Sub-Saharan Africans and that they are treated in a harsher manner than other nationalities, thereby suggesting discriminatory treatment.

68.  Migrants form an identifiable group of individual civilians defined by their vulnerability and absence of legal status within Libya. The commission of the above acts has been longstanding and on a massive scale. Based on reports of reliable organizations, the Mission established that since 2016, some 87,000 migrants have been intercepted by the LCG, and there are currently close to 7,000 migrants in DCIM detention centres, including large percentages of children. Furthermore, the above acts are not isolated incidents that can be attributed to rogue elements: they form part of a pattern characterized by dangerous operations at sea followed by a systematic transfer to a detention centre where migrants are kept for an indefinite period of time and where they are subjected to intolerable conditions that cause suffering and prompt them to utilise any means of escape, including paying money.

69.  Since the inception of boat pullbacks in the Mediterranean, Libyan authorities have been on notice of the widespread and systematic nature of the reckless interceptions at sea and the abuses within the centres. Rather than investigating incidents and reforming practices, the Libyan authorities have continued with interception and detention of migrants. The absence of accountability for abuses against migrants evidences a State policy encouraging the deterrence of sea crossings, the extortion of migrants in detention, and the subjection to violence and discrimination. Militias (some of which manage detention centres), criminal networks, traffickers and smugglers contribute to the implementation of this policy.

70.  The foregoing provides reasonable grounds to believe that acts of murder,36  enslavement,37  torture,38  imprisonment,39  rape,40  persecution41 and other inhumane acts42 committed against migrants form part of a systematic and widespread attack directed at this population, in furtherance of a State policy. As such, these acts may amount to crimes against humanity. This finding is made notwithstanding the responsibility that may be borne by third States and further investigations are required to establish the role of all those involved, directly or indirectly, in these crimes.

71.   The Mission also investigated two incidents endangering the life of migrants. In May and July 2019, during the NIAC in Tripoli, a detention centre located next to the headquarters of the Daman Brigade in Tajoura was struck twice. Dozens of deaths were reported and the authorities failed to take any action after the first strike. By failing to separate the prisoners from the vicinity of a potential military objective, the Daman Brigade and the GNA (with which the Brigade was affiliated) may have violated their IHL obligation to protect civilians under their control from the effects of attack.43  The latter may have also violated the right to life of the migrants44 by preventing them from seeking shelter following the first airstrike. Furthermore, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the party responsible for the airstrikes may have violated the principles of distinction and proportionality as well as the obligation to take precautions in attack.45  On 20 June 2021, an accidental explosion in what was believed to be an ammunition depot in close proximity to the Abu Rashada detention centre in Gharyan caused the death of dozens of detained persons. Given that the guards prevented migrants from fleeing the building following the explosion, thereby preventing them from seeking safety, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the right to life of the migrants may have been violated.46 

34  See Annex 2, para.16.

35 The discrepancy between the number of migrants intercepted at sea since the beginning of 2021 (close to 23,000 as of August 2021) and the number of migrants currently detained in DCIM run centres (about 7,000) raises serious concerns that significant numbers of migrants may have been returned to smugglers and traffickers or are in the hands of armed groups who further abuse them.

36 See note 25 above.

37 Article 7-1-c, Rome Statute; Annex 2, para.5.

38 See note 26 above.

39 See note 27 above.

40 See note 28 above.

41 Article 7-1-h, Rome Statute; Annex 2, para.9.

42 Article 7-1-k, Rome Statute; Annex 2, para.11.

43 Customary IHL Rules, at pp. 68-71 (rule 22).

44 Article 6, ICCPR.

45 See note 18 above.

46 Article 6, ICCPR.

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Zapatistas am O-Platz! Rise up – let‘s fight together in the struggle for life!

Kundgebung am 6.10. um 16 Uhr auf dem Oranienplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg


Am Mittwoch, den 6. Oktober, ab 16:00 Uhr laden wir die zapatistischen Genoss*innen und alle Interessierten zu einem Treffen auf dem Oranienplatz ein.

Warum auf dem Oranienplatz?

Dieser Platz in Berlin-Kreuzberg ist zu einem Symbol der antirassistischen Kämpfe geworden, vor allem aber ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf der Flüchtlingskameraden. Im Jahr 1998 kam eine Karawane der Flüchtlinge und Migrant*innen auf diesem Platz in Berlin an. Diese Karawane fand im Rahmen der Bundestagswahl und unter den Slogans „Wir haben kein Wahlrecht, aber wir haben eine Stimme“ und „Wir sind hier, weil ihr unsere Länder zerstört“ statt und zog durch mehr als 40 Städte und Gemeinden in Deutschland, um die Ausgrenzung und den Rassismus des Lebens in den Flüchtlingslagern anzuprangern.

Zwischen Oktober 2012 und April 2014 war dieser Platz erneut das Zentrum des Widerstands der Flüchtlinge, die nach dem Selbstmord von Mohamad Rahsepar, einem Asylbewerber aus dem Iran, der die Unmenschlichkeit des Lebens von Asylbewerbern aufzeigte, zu einem Marsch von Würzburg in Bayern nach Berlin kamen. Die Forderungen waren das Recht auf Asyl, die Abschaffung der Flüchtlingslager, Bewegungsfreiheit und gegen Rassismus.

Seitdem ist es zu einem Ort geworden, an dem Märsche beginnen und enden, ein Ort der Begegnung, des Austauschs, der Vereinigung und des gemeinsamen Kampfes.

Seit September 2020 haben mehrere Initiativen eine Gedenkstätte eingerichtet, um an alle Opfer von Polizeigewalt und Rassismus zu erinnern. Aufgrund dieser Geschichte und dieser Kämpfe laden wir euch an diesen Ort ein, um unsere Kämpfe mit unseren zapatistischen GenossInnen zu teilen.