FACES OF DEPORTATION: ACCUSE THE PROFITEERS
SPEECH OF JOKE KAVIAAR AT 10TH AUGUST 2013
HELD AT THE DEMONSTRATION THAT CONCLUDED THE NO BORDER CAMP ROTTERDAM 2013
Opinie, gepost door: Joke Kaviaar op 11/08/2013 08:12:55
The article below is the text of a speech held during the demonstration to conclude the No Border Camp in Rotterdam August 2 -10. This demonstration was held on Saturday August 10 (Report with video’s here.).
FACES OF DEPORTATION: FACE THE CONSEQUENCES
Imagine.. You went through a lot of trouble getting here. Here.. in Europe. Imagine.. you had to buy a false passport and then you had to throw it away. Imagine, you lost not only your home, your family and friends, and all the documents to prove that you were being prosecuted, tortured, threatened, beaten up, bombed, almost killed. You even lost the papers to prove who you are, where you were born and raised, from which part of the planet you came. Imagine that. You are lost. Continue reading
HEAVY ABUSE IN DETENTION CENTER ROTTERDAM, AGAIN
UPDATE, 11.37: This morning, around 9 am, the doctor has visited mister Bah. “He has been heavily abused”, she says. “He has a big bump on his forehead, and a cut in his right cheeck, caused by a pen the guard was using. He has bruised on his forehead and his temple.” The ministry of Justice stated that Bah himself was being violent, but according to the doctor he is “barely able to walk”, because of his weakened condition. Since Friday noon he has not eaten or drinken anything. Apart from the visit this morning, he has not had any medical care.
REFUGEES RESISTING STATE OPPRESSION, AND SOLIDARITY ACTIVISM IN THE NETHERLANDS, AND MORE
Sunday 19 May, 2013
This article was written for Libcom, and can be read there already.
Protest and resistance by refugees and solidarity activists in the Netherlands is meeting serious repression. This is now getting media attention, and provoking new protest as well.
I WANT OUT OF HERE, IF WORSE COMES TO WORSE IN A COFFIN
INTERVIEW IN NEWSPAPER THE NRC
“Interview with Nessar: ‘l want out of here, if worse comes to worst in a coffin’
A group of hunger strikers protests an inhumane detention regime.
What do you say to a man who is crying from his pain because he hasn’t drunk or eaten in days? Please stop, now? Or: Keep going!
Sayam Uddin Nessar (1970) from Afghanistan hasn’t drunk anything since Tuesday and was already on hunger strike since Monday. During the visiting hour on Saturday he lets people read a letter he has written. It says: ‘Under no circumstances do l want to be admitted to a hospital. I also refuse any artificial feeding, l do not agree to receive fluids via an IV, l do not agree to receive any medically necessary drugs.’
‘Either l’m released, or l’m leaving the detention center, in Rotterdam, in a coffin’ he says with a dry mouth. Every five minutes he reaches for his side, his kidneys protest. That was Saturday afternoon. Yesterday morning he called to say he would be taken to the hospital that day.
DO NOT LET THE THIRSTSTRIKERS DIE
NO BORDER NETWORK
(Let Teeven ask himself: how much longer will he incite people to acts of despair?)
Do not let the thirststrikers die!
Since Sunday May 5th we know that refugees in the border detention centers of Schiphol and Rotterdam took action to require their freedom. For that purpose they decided to start a hunger and even thirst- strike.
EU: BORDER AGENCY EXPOSES MIGRANTS TO ABUSIVE CONDITIONS
Frontex Sends Migrants to Inhuman and Degrading Treatment in Greek Detention Centers
Since November 2010, Frontex, the EU’s border agency, has deployed “guest officers” seconded from other EU member states, to assist Greece in patrolling its land borders. Migrants detained by patrols are transferred to detention centers in Greece where the conditions of detention are so poor that they are deemed inhuman and degrading.
© 2011 Associated Press
Frontex has become a partner in exposing migrants to treatment that it knows is absolutely prohibited under human rights law. To end this complicity in inhuman treatment, the EU needs to tighten the rules for Frontex operations and make sure that Frontex is held to account if it breaks the rules in Greece or anywhere else.
Bill Frelick, Refugee Program director