Press Release: Lesvos/ Greece the new European cage for migrants

By momo

Lesvos/ Greece the new European cage for migrants

The recent tragedies in Lampedusa have highlighted, once again, the prevailing indifference of the EU toward the fate of migrants. At the gates of Europe, in Italy as well as on the Greek islands, migrants are subjected to arbitrary and dangerous border controls and security measures that put their lives at risk.

In the last days more than 80 migrants succeeded in reaching the island of Lesvos despite the numerous illegal push backs that take place in the Aegean Sea. These women, children, and men, fleeing war-torn countries, dictatorial regimes or unsustainable socio-economic conditions, are subjected to violence and the indifference of the Greek and European authorities. In absence of any clear regulation, police and coast guard authorities keep the migrants who survive the dangerous sea crossing in a legal limbo, without any form of protection, care, and information.

Migrants who arrive on the island of Lesvos have to be registered in order to be able to leave the island. However, this registration is currently only happening after having been arrested and detained in a newly constructed detention facility near the village of Moria. Opened on the 25th of September 2013, the detention centre is …read more

From: Lesvos

Goodbye Mytilene!

By momo

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For many of the young people the past two weeks have been special:

For the ones who had arrived in Lesvos some years ago and have reached other EU-countries and built their lives there.
For the ones who are fighting for their rights and the rights of all others in Germany and elsewhere.
For the ones who have newly arrived on Lesvos and are currently trying to find a way out from Greece.

We wish all of them a safe and good journey!

Kalo taksidi!

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From: Lesvos

Oktober 2013: Memorial in Thermi

By ronja

12th of October 2013

We came together today. Here in the harbour of Thermi we gathered for remembering the dead of the European border regime.

In the last years about 20.000 people have been killed by these murderous borders – here in the Aegean, at the street of Gibraltar and many have been lost in the Mediterranean between Lybia and Italy. The numbers of deaths at the European borders have increased tremendously.

Since the Lampedusa tragedy with more than 300 dead a few days ago and yesterday another tragedy happend in front of the Italian island. All over Europe there is an outcry: this senseless death at the border has to be stopped! There should be safe ways for refugees to reach Europe!

10 months ago, in December 2012, 27 people have been found dead here in Thermi. On the 14th in the afternoon a 16-year-old unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan was rescued by Frontex in the sea near Lesvos. He had been on a boat with more than 30 others and their dinghy got in distress in the night of the 14th/15th. The next day three dead people were found in Thermi and only after that the Greek coast guard started a search …read more

From: Lesvos

Dos artículos importantes publicados hoy que aclaran las causas de las entradas a Melilla.

By frontera sur

La política criminal de España, Marruecos y la UE en materia de fronteras provoca las actuales tensiones en las vallas de Ceuta y Melilla.

Marta Molina:

En la foto un inmigrante en pésimo estado fue trasladado
al hospital. El hombre llevaba varias horas sin sentido
en un banco, tapado con una manta.
Este es solo uno de los casos que silencia
la Delegación del Gobierno en Melilla.

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From: Melilla

Blasco de Avellaneda: periodismo independiente, comprometido y sin miedo por encimo de todo.

By frontera sur

El periodista local Blasco de Avellaneda (asesor de prensa de PRODEIN) sigue imparable su labor difundiendo la realidad que viven los inmigrantes en Melilla y su entorno. Blasco realiza esta labor sin sus herramientas habituales, las cuales, le fueron retiradas por la Guardia Civil tras la detención ilegal que sufrió el 09-07-2013 cuando hacía su trabajo.
A pesar de tener una denuncia de la Guardia Civil, básicamente por dar información objetiva fuera de los límites impuestos por la censura a todos los asuntos relativos a la valla, Blasco sigue en su trabajo diario y en la defensa de las víctimas de los procesos migratorios.

Recientemente ha publicado estos dos artículos imprescindibles:

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From: Melilla