Asylum Policy in the Netherlands/Painted slogans at the homes of leading Dutch immigration Policy Officials by action group ”The Visitors”/Statement of solidarity

HOUSE OF THE DIRECTOR MIGRATION POLICY AT THE DEPARTMENT
OF SECURITY AND JUSTICE, ONE OF THE HEAD RESPONSIBLES
FOR THE INHUMAN DUTCH ASYLUM POLICY
ASYLUM POLICY IN THE NETHERLANDS/PAINTED SLOGANS
AT THE HOMES OF HIGH DUTCH IMMIGRATION POLICY OFFICIALS
BY ACTION GROUP ”THE VISITORS”/STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY
In the night of 3-4 october, action group ´´The Visitors´´, sprayed painted slogans and threw paint at the homes of Harke Heida (Rijswijk), director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice and Jos Willemsz Geeroms (The Hague), senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services (IND) and releasemanager for its IT-system INDiGO.
This is a direct protest against the inhuman asylum policy in the Netherlands.
Their Statement says:
 
´´Last night (3 – 4 October) we, ‘The Visitors’, spray painted slogans and threw paint at the homes of Harke Heida (Rijswijk), director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice and Jos Willemsz Geeroms (The Hague), senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services (IND) and releasemanager for its IT-system INDiGO. We also delivered a stinking bomb at Geeroms’ home.

We make a clear stance against the racist migration policy of the Dutch state. Civil servants like Heida and Geeroms are directly co-responsible for the daily torture of thousands of people behind prison walls and for the many deportations of people who will meet a sure death in the country they are forced to go to. Heida and Geeroms will most likely claim they are only doing their job and that all these crimes are not their responsibility. But they do make themselves complicit to a colonial system of repression and exclusion. We hold them responsible for their contributions to the Dutch policies and practices of exclusion, detention and deportation of migrants. No one should make a living out of this inhumane system. No longer they can do their “jobs” in the anonymity and pretended innocence they’ve been hiding in so far.

We’ll keep on fighting for a world without borders and an end to the capitalist system that ruins the world and keeps billions of people in the grip of poverty, hunger, war, oppression and exploitation.´´ (1)

 

 

Since I share the political views and protest of ”the Visitors” fully, I have

placed a Statement of solidarity on Indymedia Netherlands,

in Dutch and below the Dutch statement, in English.

To my regret and undoubtedly that of the Visitors, the protest

action in The Hague [against Jos Willemsz Geeroms , senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services ] was done at the wrong

address, with as a consequence, that the house of an 80 year old woman

was painted with slogans. [2]

I think some flowers and excuses should be done, because it was

never the intention, that completely innocent people should pay

the price.

Only those head responsible for the scandalous Dutch asylum policy [3],

like a director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice

or a  senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services

[IND] should be confronted.

Wrong address, good cause!

By the way, the second address [of Mr Harke Heida, director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice] was the good address indeed.

See below my Statement of solidarity.

REVEALING A CRIME IS NOT A CRIME

Astrid Essed

Amsterdam

The Netherlands

NOTES
(1)
INDYMEDIA NETHERLANDS
´´PAINT AND SLOGANS AT THE DOORS OF HIGH IMMIGRATION
MANAGERS´´
IN DUTCH
´´VERF EN LEUZEN OP VOORDEUREN HOOGGEPLAATSTE
JUSTITIEMEDEWERKERS´´
[2]
BROADCASTING WEST
WITH VIDEO: 80 YEAR OLD WOMAN
VICTIM OF ACTION AGAINST THE DUTCH
ASYLUMPOLICY
5 OCTOBER 2014
IN DUTCH:

OMROEP WEST

MET VIDEO: 80 JARIGE VROUW SLACHTOFFER

VAN ACTIE TEGEN NEDERLANDS ASIELBELEID

5 OCTOBER 2014

http://www.omroepwest.nl/nieuws/05-10-2014/met-video-80-jarige-vrouw-slachtoffer-van-actie-tegen-nederlands-asielbeleid

[3]

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

NETHERLANDS: THEY CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN

2 JULY 2014

 

http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/07/02/netherlands-they-can-t-go-home-again

 

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

DISPATCHES: DEPORTED TO DANGER IN SOMALIA

19 NOVEMBER 2013

 

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/11/19/dispatches-deported-danger-somalia

 

LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT COUNCIL

OF AMSTERDAM ZUID-OOST ABOUT THEIR REFUSAL

TO PROVIDE BASIC NEEDS FOR THE REJECTED REFUGEES

OF THE VLUCHTGARAGE

ASTRID ESSED

 

https://www.astridessed.nl/letter-to-the-members-of-the-district-council-of-amsterdam-zuid-oost-about-their-refusal-to-provide-basic-needs-for-the-rejected-refugees-of-the-vluchtgarage/

REACTION ON INDYMEDIA NETHERLANDS

IN DUTCH AND ENGLISH 

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PAINTING ACTION
OF THE VISITORS/REVEALING A CRIME IS NOT A CRIME
Hereby my statement of solidarity with the actiongroup
”The Visitors”, who have sprayed painted slogans and threw paint at the homes of Harke Heida (Rijswijk), director migration policy at the Department of Security and Justice and Jos Willemsz Geeroms (The Hague), senior advisor at the Immigration and Naturalisation services (IND) and releasemanager for its IT-system INDiGO.
Those gentlemen are key responsible for the inhuman Dutch asylum
policy, locking innocent refugees up, whose only crime is to have
run away from war and persecution and to deport them to the very
war countries from which they fled.
Or all the refugees, who find their death in the Meditarrean Sea,
have risked their life for asylum and a better life, since they can’t
enter EU through safe and regular routes?
Bereaving refugees from their dignity and right to life.
As long as the asylumpolicy is that criminal, I welcome
actions of the sort of the Visitors.
REVEALING A CRIME IS NOT A CRIME
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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