UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, will undertake an official visit to Tunisia and Malta from 11 to 20 November
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth , will undertake an official visit to Tunisia and Malta from 11 to 20 November 2013 to collect first-hand information from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in Eritrea.
Since her appointment in November 2012, the Special Rapporteur has made several requests to visit Eritrea, which have so far not been granted. She has repeatedly urged the Eritrean authorities to collaborate with her mandate with a view to addressing its human rights challenges.
Due to lack of access to Eritrea, the Special Rapporteur has decided to collect first-hand information from Eritrean refugees. The Special Rapporteur appreciates that Tunisia and Malta have agreed to provide her access to the Eritrean refugee population residing in those two countries.
During her mission, the Special Rapporteur will interview Eritrean refugees about the situation of human rights in Eritrea to corroborate allegations of widespread and systematic violations of human rights in Eritrea contained in reports she has received from a variety of interlocutors . The result of her findings, which will be strictly limited to the situation inside Eritrea, will be reflected in her second report to the Human Rights Council in June 2014.
Dear Madam Chancellor Angela Merkel!
Please give us your attention.
Your Excellency: your government has started current to prevent refugees from Italy for not entering the country, we shall consider that prevent protection seekers from entering the country is “a violation of Germany’s international obligations, we would like to point out that entire families, children, the elderly and the sick, are stuck at Italy with inhuman and brutal treatment and the refugees are living in the streets just like rubbish and we request the Germany government, to rescind its decision quickly to prevent the entry of the refugees without rights which are coming from Italy.
Your Excellency: we are blaming your government and all EU countries for refusing to enter the refugees without taking into account the risks that threatened unprotected refugees; our request is to stop deporting the refugees to the brutal situation in Italy again without listening to their pains and their problems. We demand your government and Germany people to implement the rule of law binding under international to respect the principle of non-deportation to the country if their life is or their freedom was threatened in it. This is not fabricating and lies, what we are saying are true. If there are some doubts for what we are saying i would love to the team of journalists and human rights defenders to visit Italy to investigate the allegations on the ground, I think time has come now to EU, to point its own fingers at itself.
Your excellence: you know what happened and what is happening now in Italy according to the U N H C R, thousands of refugees have fled from Italy to other third countries inside EU since the beginning of their admittance in Italy, we cannot say to all those victims about what they saying are Lies, but the angels and owner of the racist Dublin regulation II, what they said is true. But the reality in Italy is different, we live in the streets, eat in the streets, we sleep in the streets, and we live unprotected life we have fears for our future because life in Italy meant hell and night mare.
Your excellence: Why always we see wave of thousands of refugees fled from Italy, why wouldn’t the refugees do not flee from other countries inside EU if you ask yourself why I am sure you will find the answer because we know when we understood, at the same time we know that you have full information about the bad condition life of refugees in Italy, We believe that Germany was and still so far the most open country with regards to refugees rights but why Germany of today become is not a savior for the hopeless Refugees as it was before? I know you are full of humanity please use your Commonsense because civilization meant humanity.
Your Excellency: We tried for several times for our voiceless voice to be heard by universal now we I believe the world began hearing us but the world would not believe what we are saying because the world has wrong information about human rights in the EU. Since long time and we are still shouting to our rubbish life and misery situation in Italy. Do not forget that Italy is member state of the EU; I would love to inform you that the quality, equality, justice, and liberty in EU especially regards of human rights for refugees are only on papers. We are tired and we need justice now, if there is justice in EU.
your Excellency: every civilization most find what is necessary to negotiate to solve the problems at the first place the human being value regards to the human rights and humanity, remember that, all what we need is love and peace and god is love. but what make us feel sad and angry is, most of the EU countries are still playing dirty games, about the refugees who are flee from Italy, by means of that satanic and inhuman II Dublin regulation, as it’s scapegoat from their responsibility of those refugees which are victims of the marginalization and racism, at the same time we cannot say that the EU are free of sickness of racism, fascism, Nazism and marginalization, but from one place to another place there are difference but we feel that we have an heavy obligation to fight peaceful against these scandals because we believe that we are part of the EU.
Your Excellency: we know that the great EU are the greatest human rights defender outside its territories, and inside its own territories, but inside its territories regards basic human rights of the citizens which are not member states of the EU, particularly victims of the Dublin II regulation, which still are suffering in bad condition in Italy, our basic rights are not guaranteed. There are many victims in Italy their lives are less than dogs, everyone knew that refugee’s rights in Italy is less than dog’s rights. But when the EU will listen to our shout, and when will wipe our tears, at the same time we are not race of dogs but we are race of human beings. And I would like to give many thanks to my lord Jesus, who created me as human being and I am proud that I am not race of dog.
Your Excellency: We need denouncement from the “Human Rights Watch” and other governmental and nongovernmental organizations, to these authorities in EU which are refusing to allow protection for the hopeless refugees who fled from the hell Italy, to pull Italy to implement for the rule of Geneva recommendation of 1951. Yes for the rule of law, no to the laws of jungles. We fled from the blood sucker dictator regime in Eritrea for searching peace and protection, but what we found of the Italy authority is shameless and scandals. we do not want to blame Italian people, because we got many solidarity from the Italian people, even we do not accuse others because they were victims of the lies and irresponsible mass media, those who are creating war between poor people by using racist words.
Your Excellency: why I prefer to write this letter to you because Germany has a network of 229 diplomatic missions abroad, and maintains relations with more than 190 countries, As of 2011 it is the largest contributor to the budget of the European Union (providing 20% and the third largest contributor to the UN (providing 8% Germany is a member of NATO, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the G8, the G20, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It has played a leading role in the European Union since its inception and has maintained Germany seeks to advance the creation of a more unified European political. I believe your government could do something for the homeless refugees which are victims of the inhuman Dublin II regulation , to help us to overcome the ordeal which we are exposed of the law less and irresponsible the state of Italy, one of the members states of the European union.
Your Excellency: If you will ask reports about the refugees in every country inside EU, especially of those victims of Dublin II regulation, for surety without any doubts you can find it as it is just like a big mountain. It is covered in the hidden place maybe that could bring a Stench to the great EU, this is what we call it silent killer. But I feel disappointed to tell you this, which cares for the dead fishes, except fishers men, since long time we were searching for our fishers men in EU, and where are they? We become a forgotten people or undesirable inside the EU this is injustice.
Your Excellency We cannot ask you to Ethical assume its responsibilities of all those refugees who flee from Italy; we knew it is a heavy burden to Germany especially with this economical crisis. At the same time we believe that humanity crisis, is heavier than economical crisis, we need you to effect and Pressures to the EU human rights defenders especially of those who declared themselves as angels without wings of the Dublin II regulation to discuss in open dialog about refugee’s issues. To ignore is not a solution to the homeless refugees which are dying in silence without any dignity, inside a irresponsible and lawless the state of Italy.
Your Excellency: in these circumstances, many refugees become victims of irregular smuggling in EU, the obligation of the Dublin II regulation it becomes just like chains on our feet’s that is why we become easier to those human smugglers hunters, and this the real meaning of human trafficking, smuggling system in the EU had being in escalation I am afraid for not to see another Sinai in EU. we demand for protection and equally throughout all EU territories. This is a human rights obligation and a fundamental pillar of the EU’s; i would love to ask one question, if Italy not qualified to guarantee human rights, it is our rights to search for the dignity in other countries in EU. We fled from the blood sucker dictator regime in Eritrea seeking for protection and dignity because we hate life without dignity and life of modern slavery.
Your Excellency: due To the human tragedy experienced by the refugees nightmare in Italy, and the humanitarian situation for refugees are continues to deteriorate, because most of refugees are living in the abandoned dirty houses and in the streets and we clean ourselves twice a month at the charity, Due to this circumstance, our body smell just like a dead fishes, and now time for the cold weather is coming we do not knew, what we shall do? The EU human right organization is seems indifferent to the size of the suffering of the refugees in Italy. And that he is reluctant to lend a helping hand to the refugees of the tragedy of the refugees are worsening and that they represent a threat. We appeal for relief to overcome to the brutal and misery refugees’ situation which is present now. According to the inhuman Dublin II regulation, and Dublin III regulation, I know the EU member states they could tell us it is responsibility of the Italian government, But if the responsible is irresponsible?
Martin Luther King: There comes a time when silence is betrayal.
A. Desist from committing aggression against refugee’s basic rights, in the lawless and inhuman Italian government
B. EU: silence is not the way use to be to resolve important issues regards humanity crises and destruction of human rights in Italy, Enough s enough to Provocations and marginalization against refugees in Italy.
C. We demand the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to follow the brutal situation of refugees in Italy with deep concern, if there are some doubts for what we say, we will be happy if the team of the EU human rights organizations to visit Italy to investigate the allegations on the ground this is not fabricated lies, what we say is true.
D. We condemn the EU human rights organizations, because the primary responsibility rests with its silence about the refugees in Italy, it means green light for the Italian government, do whatever you want. this is not blackmail to the EU, but it is pure reality
E. The future of democracy in the European Union based on dialogue between all parties concerned to overcome the differences with the participation of all parties to enable its democratic institutions to find a solution for any problem, so we need you to open your eyes and ears to listen to our tired voiceless especially those angels without wings and owners of the Dublin II regulation. And now is the real time, because the refugees are dying in silence in Italy.
First they ignore you,
Then they laugh at you,
Then they fight you,
Then you win
You Excellency: When the lack of compassion in our hearts and when truth and justice is absent when we justify the destruction of the future of innocent refugees where we’re going. We appeal to all parties who cares for human rights and to all the honest citizens of the European Union to refuse the satanic Dublin II regulation. At the end of my letter I would like to inform you that we are not beggars and vagabonds, at the same time the basic human rights is not commodity and it is not for sale and it will never be, Because we believe that, as justice to one, justice to all without discrimination.
You Excellency: I am sure you will understand the tears of the hopeless refugees , because I believe that you are an honest heart for refugees and immigrants.
Thank you very much for your attention.
To the hell, racist Dublin II regulation.
Yes we can
Paulos Yacob Tell 004915215829842
For more information, mail
Call for exception from Dublin II procedures for victims of trafficking
30 April 2008
Joint submission with AIRE Centre, Asylum Aid, ECPAT UK and Poppy Project
We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, concerned about the rights of persons trafficked into the United Kingdom, are writing to express our firm opposition to the application of the “Dublin II” regulation in cases of human trafficking.
We are concerned that this regulation creates a new and resource-intensive bureaucracy that is unnecessary, inefficient, and fails to appreciate the circumstances of victims of trafficking, leaving them vulnerable to further exploitation.
While the Dublin II regulation is intended to curb ‘asylum shopping’ in the EU, it fails to take into account forced transfer across borders, and the fact that while in the territory of each state though which s/he travels, a trafficked person is a victim of crime(s), not an individual in pursuit of multiple asylum claims. In fact not one of the stated aims of the regulation speaks to protection of human rights or attempts to identify and provide protections for trafficked persons.
It is unfortunate that the recommendations issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well concerns raised by civil society organisations, have not been taken into account. According to UNHCR report “The Dublin II Regulation: A UNHCR Discussion Paper,” estimates based on partial data, on average 15% of the asylum claims filed in the EU in 2005 were subject to determination of responsibility under Dublin II. Based on data collected by the POPPY project on referrals made between March 2003 and March 2008, 69% of referrals were non-EU nationals. 608 of 883 women (with known countries of origin) referred had been trafficked into the UK from outside the EU. Data indicates that, of women accepted onto the project who reported their routes, 57% would be eligible for removal to another EU member state under the Dublin II regulation, of those 11% could be returned to Greece . These women report on average having been trafficked through between one and nine other countries before arriving in the UK; many having travelled though two or more EU countries.
As is highlighted by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) in their March 2006 report; faults of geography will mean that a disproportionate burden will be placed on some countries with regard to taking back or taking control of asylum claims lodged in the UK. They indicated countries on the eastern fringes of the EU as being particularly vulnerable, and this will also be the case when victims of trafficking are transferred.
It is widely recognised that trafficking routes develop and flourish in certain locations due to ease of movement across borders, a lack of procedures for identifying victims, less stringent penalties and greater in-country demand. It is both irresponsible and illegal for the UK to adopt a policy of routinely returning trafficking victims to these countries; as it results in implicit government cooperation in continuing to move persons across borders against their will to countries where they have been and will continue to be victims of persecution and crime, and whose governments have already failed to offer protection. For many victims of trafficking, the knowledge that they face a considerable risk of being returned home or to a Dublin II-determined responsible country will be sufficient reason to try to avoid detection in the UK. It will put already-traumatised persons back in the hands of traffickers and others wishing to exploit their fear and vulnerability within these borders and may inadvertently increase irregular movements across borders.
Protection of vulnerable groups, such as trafficked persons, has been recognised at the domestic and international levels, protection of trafficked women having received particular attention. In response to the European Parliament report on the harmonisation of forms of protection complementing refugee status in the European Union (A4-0450/98), the Committee on Women’s Rights stated that “women who have been or have a legitimate fear of becoming the victims of gender-specific persecution must, as members of a social group, be recognised as refugees within the meaning of the Geneva Convention…[and] when the categories of persons in need of protection are defined, account should be taken, where the rights of women are concerned, of the internationally recognised grounds for acceptance, viz. sexual violence and exploitation and especially trafficking in women.” The ECRE have recently stated that the ‘regulation’s humanitarian clause should not be limited to uniting families. It should also allow Member States to prevent the transfer of vulnerable persons such as torture victims, or those with health problems that may require specialised treatment.’ This is also particularly true for child victims of trafficking, as has been highlighted by ECPAT UK.
Allow us to also remind you that signature of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against the Trafficking of Human Beings forbids the UK from acting in a way which defeats the objectives of the Convention. Applying Dublin II to trafficking cases conflicts with article 12 on Assistance to victims, by failing to take ‘due account of the victim’s safety and protection needs’ as well as Article 16 on Repatriation and return of victims which must be done with ‘due regard for the rights, safety and dignity of that person…and shall preferably be voluntary.’ Article 27 also allows for a victim to make a complaint to the competent authority in each territory where s/he was a victim of an offense. To this end it is the obligation of the UK government to assist victims in lodging these complaints, not in expediting their return to these territories.
At this time, many States do not regularly choose to exercise the sovereignty and humanitarian clauses to address human rights concerns. Despite that assertion that each case can be appealed should it infringe on the individual’s human rights this is an insufficient remedy as often applicants are not even aware of their rights to appeal a transfer, which in addition to violating their rights, leaves Member States dangerously open to prosecution for failing to meet their obligations under international law to protect vulnerable groups.
The only remedy available in the UK at this time is the lengthy and complicated appeal process through the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. Before the AIT the individual may rebut the presumption of safety in the country where the request to take back or take control has been lodged, but s/he may be required to do so in an accelerated procedure with only limited safeguards and with the burden of proof lying exclusively with him/her. This is in blatant contravention of the UK’s obligation to provide an effective remedy before a court or tribunal.
It is of particular concern that these persons are not transferred to Member States who do not permit challenges to removal on protection grounds, or those who refuse to acknowledge fears of persecution by non-state parties. The reliance of certain Member States on ‘accountability theory’ for determining a risk under ECHR Article 3 is materially incompatible with the experience of human trafficking. With regard to the responsibility of the UK in these circumstances, returning victims of trafficking to these States may undermine the obligation not to chain-refoule asylum seekers.
What we are calling for is an exception for victims of trafficking. Far from opening a potential area of abuse or undermining the Regulation, an exception for trafficked persons is an acknowledgment of particular vulnerability and of the government’s obligation to offer protection. Failing to protect these victimised women, men, and children cannot be justified on the basis of blanket enforcement of a narrow piece of legislation which makes the erroneous assumption that persons will be respected and protected equally throughout all EU territories. This is a human rights obligation and a fundamental pillar of the EU’s objective of progressively establishing an area of freedom, security and justice to those who seek protection in the community and it is our hope that the UK can assert it’s commitment to that mission by protecting this vulnerable group of persons.
We look forward to hearing from you.
AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe)
ATLeP (Anti-Trafficking Legal Project)
ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution Pornography and Trafficking)
to the hell abnormal Dublin II regulation
Switzerland is an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.
My question is why do Swiss refusing to impalement the Geneva Convention which is singed on her own territory in June 1951. There are many refugees in prison and still Swiss police interrogating them harshly, since their arrest. They are crime are because they asking for asylum or protection for their life, and it is their rights we can describe the police styles in Swiss, their in talk with the refugees in jails as it is obscenity and many refugees are into the list of travel ban i mean they are in open jails, they cannot work they are living in misery situation and they are facing blind racism and marginalization. The police men are attacking the refugees in every place particularly in the city parks by using racism words which resulted in injury in refugees brains Swiss police men make the refugees hate themselves we can consider it as it is psychological persecution and accused the group of refugees victims of the stupidity, reducing which it described as a nature of racism of the Swiss government but not Swiss people no one could born criminal but such ugly treatments will create criminals in Switzerland and then the Switzerland government will tell us those refugees are lazy, criminals, thieves, and others bad words I would like to inform Swiss government beware of the risks which can face by the hopeless refugees because if you do not have anything, there is nothing to fear. i remember when President Hans-Rudolf Merz flew to Tripoli hoping to draw a line under a dispute which saw oil supplies disrupted and Libyan funds withdrawn from Swiss banks, and then Swiss government kneel down to the dictator cannibal Gaddafi and his son it was great scandal for the Swiss people hahahahah it is funny Switzerland sorry for Gaddafi son’s arrest. But no problem because everyone knew how Switzerland economy is survives. Great thank to the international community, and special thanks for our dictators in the third world because the money which they stolen from their own poor people Switzerland can save for them in their sweet banks. I mean Switzerland people are living from tax income of the bank accounts of our tyrants. But for those poor refugees who were victims of the African tyrants there is no any possibility to live with a dignity in Switzerland. All what I want to say is shame on you Switzerland.
Refugee without rights
For more information firstname.lastname@example.org
di Michele Sasso e Francesca Sironi
Un miliardo e 300 milioni: è quello che ha speso finora lo Stato per assistere le persone fuggite da Libia e Tunisia. Un fiume di denaro senza controllo. Che si è trasformato in business per albergatori, coop spregiudicate e truffatori
Erano affamati e disperati, un’ondata umana in fuga dalla rivoluzione in Tunisia e dalla guerra in Libia: fra marzo e settembre dello scorso anno l’esodo ha portato sulle nostre coste 60 mila persone. Profughi, accolti come tali dall’Italia o emigrati in fretta nel resto d’Europa: solo 21 mila sono rimasti a carico della Protezione civile. Ma l’assistenza a questo popolo senza patria è stata gestita nel caos, dando vita a una serie di raggiri e truffe. Con un costo complessivo impressionante: la spesa totale entro la fine dell’anno sarà di un miliardo e 300 milioni di euro. In pratica: 20 mila euro a testa per ogni uomo, donna o bambino approdato nel nostro Paese. Ma i soldi non sono andati a loro: questa pioggia di milioni ha alimentato un suk, arricchendo affaristi d’ogni risma, albergatori spregiudicati, cooperative senza scrupoli. Per ogni profugo lo Stato sborsa fino a 46 euro al giorno, senza verificare le condizioni in cui viene ospitato: in un appartamento di 35 metri quadrati nell’estrema periferia romana ne sono stati accatastati dieci, garantendo un reddito di oltre 12 mila euro al mese.
IN NOME DELL’EMERGENZA. Ancora una volta emergenza è diventata la parola magica per scavalcare procedure e controlli. Gli enti locali hanno latitato, tutto si è svolto per trattative privata: un mercato a chi si accaparrava più profughi. E il peggio deve ancora arrivare. I fondi finiranno a gennaio: se il governo non troverà una soluzione, i rifugiati si ritroveranno in mezzo alla strada.
In Italia sono rimaste famiglie africane e asiatiche che lavoravano in Libia sotto il regime di Gheddafi. La prima ondata, composta soprattutto da giovani tunisini, ha preso la strada della Francia grazie al permesso umanitario voluto dall’allora ministro Roberto Maroni. Ma quando Parigi ha chiuso le frontiere, lo stesso Maroni ha varato una strategia federalista: ogni regione ha dovuto accogliere un numero di profughi proporzionale ai suoi abitanti (vedi grafico a pag. 39). A coordinare tutto è la Protezione civile, che da Roma ha incaricato le prefetture locali o gli assessorati regionali come responsabili del piano di accoglienza. Ma, nella fretta, non ci sono state regole per stabilire chi potesse ospitare i profughi e come dovessero essere trattati. Così l’assistenza si è trasformata in un affare: bastava una sola telefonata per venire accreditati come “struttura d’accoglienza” e accaparrarsi 1.200 euro al mese per ogni persona. Una manna per centinaia di alberghi vuoti, ex agriturismi, case-vacanze disabitate, residence di periferia e colonie fatiscenti.
IL MERCATO DEI RIFUGIATI. Dalle Alpi a Gioia Tauro, gli imprenditori del turismo hanno puntato sui rifugiati. A spese dello Stato. Le convenzioni non sono mai un problema: vengono firmate direttamente con i privati, nella più assoluta opacità. Grazie a questo piano, ad esempio, 116 profughi sono stati spediti, in pantaloncini e ciabatte, dalla Sicilia alla Val Camonica, a 1.800 metri di altezza. I proprietari del residence Le Baite di Montecampione non sono stati i soli a fiutare l’affare. Anche nella vicina Val Palot un politico locale dell’Idv, Antonio Colosimo, ne ha ospitati 14 nella sua casa-vacanze, immersa in un bosco: completamente isolati per mesi, non potevano far altro che cercare funghi. I più furbi hanno trattato anche sul prezzo. La direttiva ufficiale, che stabilisce un rimborso di 40 euro al giorno per il vitto e l’alloggio (gli altri 6 euro dovrebbero essere destinati all’assistenza), è arrivata solo a maggio. Nel frattempo, la maggior parte dei privati aveva già ottenuto di più.
Gli albergatori napoletani sono riusciti a strappare una diaria di 43 euro a testa. Non male, se si considera che in 22 alberghi sono ospitate, ancora oggi, più di mille persone. «La domanda turistica al momento degli sbarchi era piuttosto bassa», ammette Salvatore Naldi, presidente della Federalberghi locale. La Protezione civile prometteva che sarebbero state strutture temporanee. Non è andata così: solo all’Hotel Cavour, in piazza Garibaldi, di fronte alla Stazione centrale, dormono tutt’ora 88 nordafricani. Le stanze, tanto, erano vuote: i viaggiatori si tengono alla larga, a causa dell’enorme cantiere che occupa tutta la piazza. Ma grazie ai rifugiati i proprietari sono riusciti lo stesso a chiudere la stagione: hanno incassato quasi 2 milioni di euro.
This was the way how they treated us, and they had used us for their own business. That is why We were cried just like kids for long time. We did not found bleeding hearts who should wipe our tears. We were surrounded by the mafia who stolen our money which came from Italian fund, and from EU funds our rights too. By using secret deals with some associations and with some who work for irresponsible Italian government. The Refugees in Italy are living like supermarket goods. There are much possibility for those thieves to steal refugee’s rights all what you need is to make secret deals with the authority, and then they can transfer the money by easy way to your account. And the EU will pay because the EU has fear of the wave of refugees from Italy this is the secret deal among Italy and the EU. if you ask me about human rights inside EU particularly for refugees my answer is it is empty box it is easy for EU to blame the third world to cover the ugly racism and brutal marginalization inside EU. Or if you try to fight against them and against the corruption it meant you will pull yourself to the risk and the consequences are heavy. Maybe they will send you to Rome to revoke your refugee status or they could block your permit of stay for two years and more as they did it to me. So what is the solution I do not know? Dublin regulation II, it is Chains difficult to throw it from your feet’s, and your hands. They are killing us silently and our fight is not to die we love life we love equality. we hate racism we hate discrimination we hate life of slavery that is why we fled from our homeland. To the hell satanic Dublin regulation Shame on EU for more information mail email@example.com, http://www.milanrefugees.wordpress.com
Refugee without rights
Urgent Call to the Diplomatic Community: Israel Must Stop Coercing Deportations to Eritrea and Sudan
Thursday, 18 July 2013 01:21 Humanitarian Groups in Israel Write e-mail Print
Urgent Call to the Diplomatic Community: Israel Must Stop Coercing Deportations to Eritrea and Sudan
By Worker’s Hotline, Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, Hotline for Migrant Workers, Amenty International Israel, Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, and The Association for Civil Rights in Israel.
On Sunday, 14 July 2013, fourteen Eritreans detained at the Saharonim Detention Center in Israel, “voluntarily returned” to Eritrea. Israeli authorities had put pressure on these asylum seekers by confronting them with the following two options: years of imprisonment or “voluntarily return.” Pressured, these refugees signed consenting papers to return, flying from Tel Aviv to Asmara via Istanbul. Israel plans to repatriate dozens of individuals using the same procedure over the coming weeks.
The undersigned Israeli human rights organizations believe that such ”voluntary deportations” do not constitute free and informed consent when the only alternative offered is prolonged detention in Israel. Deportations under such a procedure constitute a violation of the principle of non-refoulement under international law. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Israeli human rights groups have repeatedly stressed
that agreements to return to Eritrea and Sudan in the face of an ultimatum of unlimited jail time cannot be considered voluntary.
One Saharonim prisoner, who chose to remain anonymous, stated that “every day they’re pressuring us to sign, and more and more people are signing. Many people have just lost hope.” Some of the group deported on Sunday told UNHCR, we would “do anything to get out of prison.”
What can you do to help?
In your contacts with the Israeli authorities, we encourage you to ask them for further information on the decision to use this procedure, to request them to immediately halt this practice and release these individuals from detention. The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is deeply involved in organizing the deportation of asylum seekers and refugees; you may also wish to discuss this issue with your relevant contacts at the Ministries of Justice, Interior, Foreign Affairs, and Internal Security.
External monitoring of Israel’s detention facilities is an important tool to promote the respect of the rights of detained refugees and asylum seekers. While the Saharonim detention facility is often closed to outsiders, they do accept requests from foreign diplomats and so we encourage you to request a visit to the facility.
Israel has ratified the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and its 1967 Optional Protocol as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Under these and additional international obligations, Israel is required to individually assess claims for international protection in a fair and transparent manner and provide asylum for those deserving of such status. Detention should only be used as a last resort; all individuals detained must undergo an individualized assessment justifying their detention and adhering to standards of necessity and proportionality. Asylum seekers detained under the Prevention of Infiltration Law do not have access to fair and transparent asylum proceedings and their detention is automatic and without trial. The government of Israel must release asylum seekers from prison and assess their claims for protection in accordance with international standards.
The Israeli Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, approved the use of the procedure at the end of June. In a meeting at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Office on 14 July, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar and Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich affirmed their intention to focus on returning “infiltrators” still in Israel via the “voluntary returns” process.
In a public letter, an Eritrean prisoner held in Ward 3 of Saharonim prison said:
“Many among us were tortured and raped in Sinai. When we reached this democratic state of Israel, we didn’t expect such harsh punishment in prison… We lost all hope and became frustrated by this situation so that we ask you to either provide us with a solution or send us to our country, no matter what will happen to us, even if we have to endure death penalty by the Eritrean regime.”
Similarly, Israeli immigration authorities continue to pressure Sudanese asylum seekers in prison to consent to deportation to Sudan via Jordan. Over the last year, over 500 Sudanese nationals detained under the Prevention of Infiltration Law and more than 1,500 additional non-detained Sudanese nationals were deported from Israel to Sudan via a third country under the “voluntary return” procedure.
Also Sudanese prisoners expressed their loss of hope: ‘I would rather die in my own country than be in prison forever in Israel.’
To protest prolonged and indefinite detention, more than 300 prisoners in Saharonim Detention Center went on hunger strike for up to 10 days last June. Some detainees needed to be transferred to hospitals due to their deteriorating health conditions.
We, the undersigned human rights organizations are gravely concerned about the lives and well-being of asylum seekers returned to Eritrea or Sudan. The Israeli government must begin respecting international obligations towards refugees and asylum seekers including releasing refugees from detention.
For additional information, please be in contact with:
Sara Robinson, Amnesty International Israel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 054-9430620
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Calderoli is uncivilized, and animal without tails. It is a great scandals when animals paying political words in the democratic beautiful games. Because naturally animals their origin place are in jungles not in parliament. Everyone love animals me too but our love for animals should not be as our love for human being it is not the way use to be because human is at the first place. Mr Calderoli I appreciated your love for animals but i have doubt because for these who hate human, they can not love animals. I mean first love starts for mankind and then for animals I know why you are suffering because racism is brutal sickens I am so sorry to inform you that there is no medicine for racism and racism is heavy than HIV and carcinoma soon will kill you silently we know that you are on the way to the grave because you are unhealthy sick on the bed. I will pray for you because you are human being and I love all mankind I do not care about your colour skin or you race because I believe that you and me we were created from the dust and we will go to the dust. And please try to be moderate and do not forget that we are living in 2013 because civilized world will laugh on your uncivilized words stop doing like a monkeys because you are human being if you really knew what does mean human being. I heard that you had called Ms Kyenge to apologise. It is good idea but remember think to wise before speak ones,
One of the refugees without rights victim of racism in Italy
Italy failing teen refugees: Charities
Pope Francis salutes migrants during his visit to the island of Lampedusa, Italy. (L’Osservatore Romano/ AP)
Lampedusa – Teenage migrants stranded for weeks in poor conditions on an Italian island visited by Pope Francis this week are the true victims of an immigration system that can fail the most vulnerable, charity operators say.
After the pope on Monday travelled to Lampedusa and called for an end to indifference to the plight of refugees around the world, charities said one example was that of the unaccompanied minors he met with.
Save the Children said there were currently 75 migrant minors on Lampedusa including 48 from Eritrea and 22 from Somalia, aged between 13 and 17 years old.
Many of them – dressed in tracksuits and white baseball caps – met the pope and sang for him at a mass next to the abandoned boats they arrived on.
At other times, there have been hundreds stuck on the Italian outcrop because places in children’s homes have to be found for them, while adult refugees are transferred more quickly to migrant centres on the mainland.
“The worst aspect is the lack of a structured national system to host unaccompanied foreign minors,” said Raffaella Milano, programme director at Save the Children Italy, which has taken a leading role in looking after the children who arrive on the island.
Only 50 places for children
Milano said the problem was the lack of real-time notification of when and where places might be available in communities that can host children so as to allow them to be moved off Lampedusa.
On the island itself, there are only 50 places for unaccompanied minors and mothers with children.
It can quickly become badly overcrowded when hundreds of migrants arrive by boat on a single day.
At the moment, 25 of the children sleep on the ground.
Vincenzo Spadafora, a government-appointed national official on children’s issues, said the pope’s visit was like a “punch in the stomach” which should encourage authorities to do more for the protection of minors.
“The unaccompanied minors who arrive on Lampedusa should stay on the island as little as possible and then be looked after appropriately by communities around Italy,” he said.
Children often bear terrible psychological and physical scars from their long journeys, which end with perilous crossings of the Mediterranean and have resulted in thousands of deaths in recent years.
Some have lost brothers, parents or friends.
One of the young migrants who met the pope was 15-year-old Amina from Eritrea, who was held prisoner in Sinai before managing to land in Italy.
Another was Osnam, aged 17, also an Eritrean, who was badly beaten in detention centres in Libya and now hobbles.
“How are you?” the pope asked him during the visit. He replied: “Okay now, but I went through terrible days.”
So far this year, 411 unaccompanied minors have landed on Lampedusa – three times more than over the same period last year, according to charity operators.
“The worst trauma for them is the Libyan detention camps,” said Viviana Valastro, a project co-ordinator for Save the Children on the tiny island, an outcrop closer to north Africa than the Italian mainland.
“There they do not distinguish between adults and children and the minors are often subjected to violence, even torture, and they bear the wounds.”
I do not know when Italy will take its responsibility about the refugees. And the EU shouted his mouths damp, his ears blind eyes and become deaf . 25 of the minors refugees are sleeping on the ground. And I want to remind the pop to visit all the refugees who still sleeping on the ground in Italy I mean the homeless refugees. Not only those in lamaduza who are sleeping on the ground. Thanks to the inhuman and racist Doblin regulation italy is now an open jail for all refugees.
to the hell racist dublin regulation II
refugee without rights
Published: May 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM
HAMBURG, Germany, May 28 (UPI) — More than 300 African refugees living in Hamburg received $646 from the Italian government to go to Germany, a letter indicates.
The refugees turned up in Italy after war broke out in Libya in 2011, The Local.de reported.
A letter from a German interior minister to refugee advisers said that thousands of refugees received money from the Italian government to leave.
About 300 of those refugees have set up homes behind the Bismarck monument in Hamburg, The Local.de said. No shelter and cold weather has left many of them ill but Hamburg officials aren’t offering help.
“They have no legal right to accommodation or state support and it would be irresponsible to give them false hope,” Hamburg Social Affairs Minister Deter Scheele said. “There is no alternative other than for them to go where they can work and have the legal right to reside, be it Italy or their home country.”
The city has offered the refugees free train tickets back to Italy but none of them have left.
But I am asking, if there are no rights for refugees in Italy, if there are no good treatment an reception and dignity, if the state of Italy is not qualified to take the responsibility of those hopeless and shelter less homeless refugees, if the refugees surviving in open jail in the streets, I do not think so that could be shame for the refugees to search for another alternative in the third country inside EU. In this moment the EU, has plentiful evidences about the inhuman and brutal treatment in Italy and about the human rights violation. But I am saying this if there is real human rights care in EU? EU should take the responsibility. But I do not think so.Human rights in the EU become commodity to justify interfering in the name of democracy in the third world to steal the national Sources and blessing of the poor people, but it is falls allegation and boring mockery. First of all the EU must guarantees human rights inside his territory. Because the refugees are victims of fascism, Nazism, racism, and victims of the satanic Dublin regulation enough is enough
To the hell Nazis Dublin regulation II
one of the refugees without rights inside the racist EU.
Dear Mr. Matteo Salvini first of all I would like to explain about the refugee who committed the crime to the innocent civilian this was not the first and it will never be the last because you and your LEGA NORD should take the responsible for what happened, you and your LEGA NORD will be responsible for what will happen in the future too. Because of your uncivilized racist politics, you do not have any rights to blame any person; I mean blame yourself and point your fingers at yourself. Since long time we had resisted your beautiful insult and the insulting of your colleagues because this is the consequence of the irresponsible dirty propaganda and it is logic to reap what you sow we were victims of the racist and fascist attack for many years how many of us are dead in the past years inside your open jail I mean Italy and you know that we have rights less than dogs in Italy we fled from the hell of dictatorship regimes in Africa and we are still surviving, but we cannot say living, under the racist and fascists harsh and heavy attacks. And the Italian law, which is said justice, is equal for all is not true because we live in ugly and misery life I mean your racist justice does not protects us. We are victims and we are still modern slavery We shouted since long time but no one gave us humanity instead of humanity we have got insanity and satanic treatments you and your LEGA NORD make us to hate life for some time we feel that we are not part of this planet, Matteo Salvini I think you are an educated person, imagine people without home and work live and sleep in the street of your beautiful city Milan under cold and hot weather this kind of misery situation should make to the person easier to go to the road of madness, immediately after the terrible story of Milan which we refer to the man with a pickaxe injured four people and has killed one, in an obvious fit of madness. It is the consequence and reaction, of the hopeless and futureless innocent person; if you do not believe me, for more detail please ask the psychologist doctor. But who was the source and who should take the Responsibility of these scandals.
Refugee without rights
YES WE CAN
President of the Senate
(ANSA) – ROMA, 07 MAG – “Non possiamo fare in modo che l’Italia diventi un Paese dove sbarcano le puerpere per ottenere la cittadinanza italiana dei figli”. Lo ha detto il presidente del Senato Pietro Grasso intervistato da Radio Anch’io. “Sono favorevole allo ius soli, ma questo diritto va coniugato con i requisiti che gli immigrati debbono avere per essere cittadini italiani”, ha sottolineato.
President of the Senate We cannot make sure that Italy will become a country where landing mothers to obtain Italian citizenship of the children.”
All what I wants to say is, we do not need your citizenship. Please Show implementation for the refugees rights and immigrants rights that is all. And everyone knew how is your scandal treatment, I mean do not fool yourself. because we are happy for what we are and our entity in Italy is not for to change our identity because we are prides for who we are and we are human being. stop your greedy thoughts, all the world are for all of us but Italy is only for Italians. I mean it because this is devilish selfishness.
Shameful on you
Yes we can
Minor clashes break out at UNHCR in 6 October on Sunday where Eritrean refugees protested what they describe as a lack of protection and justice
Hazel Haddon, Monday 8 Apr 2013
Police deploy at UNHCR headquarters in 6 October City after brief clashes during a protest (Photo: Ali Tinay)
A group of Eritrean refugees held a demonstration on Sunday at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in 6 October City on the outskirts of Cairo, protesting what they describe as inadequate protection and help from the UN body.
Around a hundred refugees stood outside the building in the morning, some holding banners. Although the protest was largely peaceful, tensions broke out mid-morning between the protesters and refugees of other nationalities who were angry at not being able to access UNHCR’s services.
The UN body had suspended its normal refugee reception service, saying that the protesters had blocked access to the area and impeded its work.
Tense arguments led to minor clashes, which began when a Sudanese refugee threw stones at the protesters. As a result, one Sudanese man was injured and taken away by ambulance, while one Eritrean protester was arrested by Egyptian police at the scene.
UNHCR’s office was also the site of refugee protests in 2011, after services were closed down for several weeks during the 2011 uprising.
Eritrean protesters told Ahram Online on Sunday that they were protesting in frustration at a number of issues.
“UNHCR is not working according to its mandate; it’s not transparent,” said a protester who declined to give his name.
“Interviews [with UNHCR to determine status and support] are delayed for months. We are left without any financial assistance. How can we survive? Refugee status determination interviews are supposed to happen after a maximum of six months [upon arrival in Egypt]. Some people have been waiting for 19 months.”
Another major concern was the drop in the number of permanent resettlements outside of Egypt granted to Eritreans. “The year before last, 260 Eritreans were resettled. Then last year, only 116. We need to know why they decreased the quota,” Meron, 29, told Ahram Online. “The situation for Eritreans is really desperate.”
A number of protesters told Ahram Online they were victims of trafficking, kidnapped in Sudan and taken to Sinai in Egypt, where they were tortured until members of the Eritrean diaspora community sent money to ransom them.
“There is no protection from UNHCR. No one has helped us. The world knows, UNHCR knows what happens in Sinai. Every week more people arrive from there,” said Gibrali, 25, who lifted up his shirt to show deep scars on his back which he said were from torture at the hands of Sinai traffickers.
“Since we came from Sinai, we are living 15, 20 people in one room. We are scared. Some of us have seen the Bedouin [traffickers] in Cairo. We told the police about one man, but they released him. We told UNHCR, but they do nothing. We need protection.”
In a telephone interview with Ahram Online on Sunday, Karmen Sakhr, senior protection officer at UNHCR, said that the organisation’s deputy representative Elizabeth Tan had recently met with leaders of the Eritrean community and listened to their concerns. “If people have complaints, this is not the right way to approach the issue; not by blocking access and disturbing the workflow for others.”
“We do acknowledge the problem [of trafficking in Sinai] but we also have to rely on national authorities on these issues. We stand ready to provide legal support if refugees wish to make a complaint, but we can’t prosecute traffickers ourselves. Victims have to go to the national authorities,” Sakhr told Ahram Online.
I am asking myself what is the duty of the UNHCR? people are suffering in everywhere. Even in EU particularly in Italy the member state of the EU 2010 when i met spokesperson of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Laura Boldrini, in Rome she has promised to the hopeless refugees a lot. in that time I was a leader of the refugees movement in Italy particularly in Milan, but until now we did not see any good things from her instead the situation of refugees become more brutal. Even in Egypt the refugees who were victims of the Sinai they are still suffering. But i would like to ask the international community is there an end for these scandals.
refugee without rights, inside EU
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L’Italia abbandona i rifugiati
Lo dice un rapporto del Consiglio d’Europa, che critica la mancanza di strutture e cita il famigerato “Palazzo della vergogna” di Roma
19 settembre 2012
15 Martedì il Consiglio d’Europa – l’organizzazione internazionale che si occupa di promuovere la democrazia e il rispetto dei diritti umani in Europa – ha pubblicato un rapporto [pdf] che critica l’Italia per la mancanza di assistenza e infrastrutture per accogliere le persone rifugiate provenienti dall’Africa, che vengono abbandonate a una vita di povertà e isolamento. La relazione è stata stilata da Nils Muižnieks, Commissario per i diritti umani del Consiglio, e si basa sulle osservazioni da lui raccolte durante una visita in Italia lo scorso luglio.
Il rapporto arriva mesi dopo che la Corte europea per i diritti dell’uomo aveva condannato l’Italia per aver respinto nel 2009 un gruppo di migranti eritrei e somali in Libia – da dove erano partiti – contro la loro volontà, senza essere identificati (alcuni avrebbero potuto avere diritto di asilo) e senza essere informati sulla loro destinazione, dove sarebbero potuti essere perseguitati, torturati o uccisi. Muižnieks ha lodato l’Italia per aver messo fine alla pratica dei respingimenti illegali e per aver concesso lo status di rifugiato politico – in tutto sono circa 58 mila persone – ma ha criticato la totale mancanza di politiche per integrare e aiutare i rifugiati, che vengono relegati ai margini della società e sono vittime di razzismo e violenza.
(L’Italia condannata per i respingimenti)
Muižnieks ha visitato il cosiddetto “Palazzo della vergogna”, un edificio di otto piani abbandonato – faceva parte dell’università Tor Vergata – che si trova nei pressi del Grande raccordo anulare, in cui vivono ammassati 800 immigrati provenienti soprattutto dal Corno d’Africa.
Le condizioni igieniche sono tremende, cento persone devono usufruire di uno stesso bagno e come spiega Donatella D’Angelo, un medico che fornisce assistenza volontaria ai migranti, «alcune parti dell’edificio sono allagate, le malattie infettive sono diffuse e ci sono ovunque allacciamenti di energia elettrica illegale». D’Angelo ha anche detto che i rifugiati hanno ricevuto permessi di soggiorno a casaccio per altri quartieri a Roma, «il che significa che non hanno accesso a scuole vicine o all’assistenza sanitaria». Dopo la visita al palazzo Muižnieks si è definito scioccato e ha invitato l’Italia a seguire l’esempio di altri paesi che forniscono assistenza ai rifugiati, concedono loro l’accesso alle case pubbliche, alla cittadinanza, al lavoro e organizzano corsi di lingua, istruzione e formazione.
Nel rapporto Muiznieks si è detto soddisfatto per l’adozione da parte dell’Italia della prima strategia nazionale per integrare le minoranze etniche di Sinti e Rom, ma ha criticato gli sgomberi forzati, che continuano a essere praticati, e la segregazione dei campi. Uno di questi si trova alla periferia di Roma, ospita 1.100 persone ed è recintato con filo metallico, sorvegliato da telecamere e accessibile da un’entrata sorvegliata. Infine Muiznieks ha criticato l’eccessiva durata dei processi in Italia, un problema «che genera il più alto numero di cosiddetti casi ripetitivi che arrivano alla Corte europea dei diritti dell’Uomo», e ha invitato le autorità nazionali a intervenire per riallineare i processi agli standard europei. Secondo il rapporto l’inefficienza della giustizia italiana riduce il PIL del Paese dell’un per cento all’anno. Inoltre tra il 2007 e il 2011 la Corte europea dei diritti dell’Uomo ha condannato l’Italia a pagare circa 30 milioni di euro per le sue violazioni; si stima che anche quest’anno la cifra raggiungerà i dieci milioni di euro.
we heard the France government has sent his troops to help and save the people and government of Mali of the terrorists attack.
For me I did not found any differs among racism, fascism, Nazism , and terrorism. and everyone knows the refugees situation in Italy. we live under harsh attack of racism and fascism. we live under fear miserable meaningless life like rubbish in the streets, we eat in the streets, we walk in the streets, and we sleep in the streets, if no, in abandoned dirty houses .
And we lost many good friends because of the ignorance of the Italian racist government , we tried several times to flee from Italy to another third country inside EU,
But the result was most of the EU countries has deported the refugees with force, and they are still continue deporting the hopeless, homeless refugees by using the satanic, and Nazism Dublin regulation II again to the lawless Italy.
We appealed several time for many years we are still did not found who could wipes our tears we feel that we are undesirable people I do not know maybe of our color skin or because of our civilization But for us civilization means humanity, liberty, equality, and freedom of movement because we are living inside open prison and this is the great marginalization of the Racist EU.
Human rights inside EU it seems just like a cartoon of Tommy and Jerry particularly for refugees and immigrants, it is empty box. I am asking if there is a solution for the hopeless refugees in near future?
I do not think so, because to discuss about the issue of the poor refugees in the EU parliament, is not exited because who cares for the dead fishes.
to take action and to pull the lawless Italian government to the right direction, to oblige Italy to respect and obey the international convection it is difficult because such a thing would bring scandals to EU, do not forget that Italy is one of the member states of the EU.
We heard about human rights and constitution of the EU, yes available only on papers and particularly for refugees and immigrants it is false, fake, lies, it is pure propaganda of EU. according to our ugly situation we appeal to the high representative of the EU for foreign affairs security policy vice president of the European commission, counterparts on the situation in Italy To deploy its forces military intervention “as soon as possible, to protect the powerless refugees from the attack of the devilish racists and fascists because protection is one of our basic rights.
if not, they will kill us one by one because we live in the street we do not have any protection. Refugees in difficult circumstances and especially the cold and lack of food I think now is the right time for EU, to point you fingers at EU. and do not try to fool us because for everything there is a limit
to the hell Nazis Dublin regulation II
YES WE CAN
REFUGEE WITH OUT RIGHTS
Monday, January 14, 2013 21:51
Beaten and insulted, a Senegalese sets himself on fire in Monza Featured
Written by Press Agency Social Editor
Friday BS, Senegal of 33 years (in Italy 5), set himself on fire in front of the police station in Monza. He said he was beaten. A representative of the Senegalese community appeals to the witness: “Let it be.”
“No one would listen, because I have black skin. They are razzist i “.That’s why he decided to use his body for a striking gesture. It was 18:20 on a Friday when BS , a Senegalese citizen of 33 years arrived in Italy in 2008 , set himself on fire in front of the police station in Monza, via Romagna. ”I just wanted someone to listen to my complaint” is unleashed on the phone, still in shock. Is now in hospital in Monza , for some investigations.
The anger begins to rise at 18.20 on Friday night. BS took the bus 221 , to return home, after having finished the round in the company where he works as a porter. ”I climbed the door at the end, like all – says-. I was going to stamp your ticket to the only machine that is close to the driver. Walked slowly because I had hurt his leg.” The next stop was nearby, less than a hundred meters. When you open the doors, go up two controllers and ask the ticket. ”When I told them that I was going to stamp gave me a liar,” said BS I have beaten and pulled, until it is already out of the car.”They hit me on the arms and neck,” he says. In the meantime came the Carabinieri car. BS tried to explain what had happened. ”I shouted ‘fuck, here we are in Italy, not in Africa . Shut up. ‘” They would not listen to his story. An Italian is off the bus: “He said he had seen everything and wanted to testify. But the Police have spoken, and they did go away.” BS At that point he started to cry in despair. He knocked at the door of the police station, hoping that at least there listen to his version of events.But they closed the door in the face, claiming that serve a medical report to file the complaint. At that point the man approached a group of boys: “I saw smoke. I asked the lighter and I’m on fire, “he says. An ambulance arrived on the scene and took him to the hospital.
Saidou Ba is one of the representatives of the Senegalese community in Milan.Along with Baye Diouf , president of the development of associations and entrepreneurship of migrants (CESAIM) were the first to reach the scene. ”I knew him, he did not go very community – says Ba -. We also spoke with his relatives inSenegal and his tenant in Monza and they said it was a quiet boy, never had any problems. “ BS still shaken by what happened. ”He realized, as a Muslim, that such a gesture is particularly serious: those who attempt suicide commits one of the worst sins in Islam , “said Saidou Ba. In the coming days could start legal action against the two controllers who attacked BS: “We appeal to the witness, who do recover,” says Saidou Ba.
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Asylum seeker from Eritrea commits suicide
An asylum seeker from Eritrea adopted on 16 November in the Department of Psychiatry in Liestal life. The single mother of three children, was in treatment for a deportation attempt. You could have stayed in Switzerland.
The Baselbieter Security Directorate informed today Monday over the suicide of Eritrean.The authorities wanted to deport the woman initially. The deportation to Italy had been decided by the Federal Migration Office and the Federal Administrative Court confirmed.
In medical-psychiatric treatment
Against the expulsion in October the mother of three children had resisted. Medical investigations revealed that she was not fit to travel. The Baselbieter authorities waived a renewed attempt rendition. The Eritrean was admitted for medical and psychiatric care in the Department of Psychiatry and pychotherapie (PPP) in Liestal.
Asylum seekers would still be able to remain in Switzerland
In the clinic, the woman had taken the life last Saturday. The Baselbieter authorities have expressed dismay at the suicide. The woman could have remained after the so-called Dublin period in Switzerland. This was also assured her clear as the spokesman of the Security Directorate assured the regional journal. The three infants were currently housed in foster homes. (CRZ)
Dublin regulation, is insanity of racists EU countries. because it does not respect the rule of law and human rights.
many of our dear refugees they become victims of the nazi dublin regulation and i am one of them. we lost many of our best friends in italy some of them in prison in the street and no one asked where about of them they were escaped from the hell of the dictatorship regime in Eritrea then they are living under inhuman treatment of the italian racist government.
to the hell the racist dublin regulation.
YES WE CAN
Rome’s homeless refugees are caught in a legal row. Link to this video
Awet spreads his hands out and shows us his scarred fingertips. “He burned his fingertips so he could apply for asylum like a new person,” explains his friend.
A group of men are gathered in the back room of a large squat on the outskirts of Rome, talking about their struggle to beat the European asylum system. They explain that it is common for asylum seekers to burn their fingers, so the fingerprint record of their entry into Italy is destroyed.
Awet mimes placing his hands on a hob. “But after five days … [he holds up his hands to show that the burns have healed] normal,” he says, clapping them together with a disappointed sigh.
The Anagnina squat, in a disused glass-fronted office block, looms large over the surrounding industrial estate. The building is home to around 700 migrants and refugees, including families, from four trouble spots of north-eastern Africa: Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia.
The satellite dishes on the front of the building are redundant and many of the windows have been smashed. Children’s toys scatter the dimly lit corridors. Beds consist of simple mattresses or cardboard on the floor, and there is no hot water or heating. Electricity is sporadic, and there are only a few toilets for the hundreds who live here.
As the other men lean in around him, keen to describe the impossibility of building a new life in Italy, Awet waves his green refugee card that shows he came from Eritrea. “Italy is bad. No work, no house, nothing.”
Like all the others, he soon left and travelled to Norway, but when it was discovered that he had already been fingerprinted in Italy he was deported back. Awet clutches a tattered Norwegian identity card as he talks.
Under EU law, asylum seekers have to remain in the first European country they enter. This is known as the “Dublin” regulation after the 1990 summit at which the original system was adopted (coming into force seven years later).
For many European countries including the UK, Dublin is a key tool in a regime of tough border controls, allowing refugees to be deported back to Europe‘s southern border countries where they first entered the EU. Countries such as Italy and Greece, with minimal welfare provision for refugees, receive the most Dublin returns each year because so many of the asylum seekers who land there do not wish to stay.
To the men in this hot, dark room and to thousands more who attempt to beat the system each year, Ireland’s capital city is a dirty word. “Dublin is a virus,” Awet says. “Yes, Dublin is like Aids.”
The rest all nod – they too have been fingerprinted in Italy, and know they will never be “cured”. Sitting in a circle, they list the places they have tried to start afresh: Norway, England, Switzerland, Sweden, England again.
David, 21, arrived here four years ago, travelling overland from Ethiopia, through Libya and across the Mediterranean. “I told them I was 17, they gave me €200 and told me to go anywhere I liked. They put me in the street. So I came here.”
Finding no work, David decided to travel on to the UK. “There they gave me a one-bedroom flat, I started at Bedford college, I learned English and they gave me £55 a week. I was happy.” He smiles sadly. “Then they found my fingerprints.” As soon as he was 18, David was deported, and returned to the Anagnina squat: “I felt sad, I cried.” He says life is not possible here in Italy: “No, no life here. Just living.”
These homeless refugees are part of a legal and diplomatic battle currently being fought all over Europe. Italy, which like Greece is struggling with the twin pressures of the financial crisis and a large increase in north-African migrants from this year’s uprisings, says the Dublin regulation is adding to its burden. Removals to Greece, meanwhile, have been suspended across much of the EU because of the severe conditions there, pending the outcome of a test case in the European court of justice.
Human rights lawyers in Britain are also trying to stop asylum seekers being sent back to Italy. They say the lack of support and housing in Italy is leaving thousands, at all stages of the asylum process, living in dangerous and unsanitary squats like Anagnina, or on the street.
The Dublin regulation was introduced partly to avoid “asylum shopping”, wherein people like David and Awet might be drawn to better welfare systems in countries such as the UK and Norway. Critics of the Italian system say welfare is crucial to help integrate refugees, and the lack of welfare in Italy is an urgent problem.
“We speak about legislation but forget to translate this into a life,” says Laura Boldrini, spokesperson for the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Italy.
“Refugees don’t know the language, they may be traumatised, they are lost and don’t know what to do – rebuilding a life is not a joke. International protection becomes a box with no key; to open it you need integration.”
The British government is, nonetheless, fighting hard to keep the Dublin regulation in place, and in a case before the high court next Tuesday, the Home Office will argue that Italy is a safe country, with enough support available for all those in the asylum system.
It is midnight at Termini station in central Rome, and the streets are still busy with tourists and late-night drinkers. But it takes only minutes to find some recent arrivals to Italy who have struggled to settle.
Siako and his friends are lying on pieces of cardboard at the back of the station. They stand out from the other homeless who sleep, often passed out from drink, all along the street, because they are young, clean and smartly dressed. Many are listening to music on headphones. But Siako, 23, is fizzing with anger. He jumps to his feet, pulls out his refugee accreditation and unfolds it, shaking it in the air. He waves his arms around, pointing at his sleeping friends: “He has documents, he has documents – over there, they all have documents. But we all sleep on the street.
“Frankly, in Africa, if someone had told me that Italy was like this, I would have said he was lying. If someone said that even when you have the legal papers you still sleep on the street, I would’ve said that’s wrong, that’s not possible. You must see it to believe it.”
As he talks, a van pulls up and hearty-looking Americans get out and pass round bags of sandwiches. The men take them without smiling. “We came from Ivory Coast to escape the war, through Libya,” Siako explains. “And now we are sleeping on the street.”
His friend looks up and says, “I was crying here yesterday, thinking about my papa at home dying. Italian people walk past and they think I’m crazy. Everybody is going crazy here because they have no home.”
Siako’s story is typical: he was given accommodation in a camp at first while his claim was processed. But once he was recognised as a refugee, he was on his own. Unlike in the UK or other northern European countries, in Italy there is almost no integration for refugees once they are given protection, and no welfare support. Many refugees describe a life that is a constant struggle for basic survival, walking for hours across Rome to get food at handouts from churches or NGOs.
Dr Lê Quyên Ngô Dình is a director at Caritas, one of Rome’s biggest refugee charities. She says the introduction of the Dublin rules changed the pressures on Italy, but the country has yet to change its system in response. There are reception camps that offer a short and limited initial stay to nearly all asylum seekers, but only 3,000 spaces in the official integration accommodation that follows. The interior ministry says there have been 10 times that many asylum seekers so far this year – plus the number of Dublin returns arriving at Rome airport alone has increased significantly – to between 10 and 20 a day.
“Ten years ago, Italy was a transit country, but since Dublin we have seen an increase in people staying here,” Lê Quyên says. “And this is a big problem for Italy. The system is the one that worked 10 years ago; 3,000 beds was enough then, now it is not enough.”
“If you get one of those, you get good care. But if not, you are on the street … You have the rights, but because the Italian welfare system is so weak – they are just rights on paper.”
Christopher Hein, director of the Italian Refugee Council, says that court cases such as those being brought in the UK over conditions in Italy are a distraction, when what is actually required is a wholesale reform of the Dublin regulation. “I am not here to defend the Italian non-system of reception. But I sometimes feel this distracts from the real issue, which is the Dublin regulation itself.”
Along with other refugee groups across Europe, Hein is working to have the Dublin system abolished.
“Human beings, a big percentage of whom have suffered violence and persecution in their country of origin or on the journey – they are just pushed from one place to another like a package … They are being re-traumatised by Dublin.”
Hein wants a common EU asylum policy that would allow asylum seekers to choose the country they want to go to. It would, he says, allow refugees to join up with family and community support networks, and enable them to build a life, and work. “This would be far less costly for the social budgets of member states because it would facilitate integration.”
One community that is drawn to the UK in particular is Afghans. Behind the last platform at Rome’s busy Ostiense station, around 80 Afghans including several children live in a squalid, makeshift camp. They sleep in donated tents, holes ripped in their sides to release some of the suffocating summer heat.
There is a small standpipe for water and a few temporary toilets have been placed outside. Children run through piles of debris as commuters wait for trains on the other side of a chainlink fence.
Arif, a journalist from Afghanistan, was deported from the UK three weeks ago. Arif says he left his country with his life in danger, passing through Italy to get to the UK, where he has a brother. “But I knew I couldn’t claim asylum in the UK because of my fingerprints”.
Arif lived with his brother in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and worked illegally in a fast-food restaurant for four years. He says he didn’t want to, but the Dublin system drove him underground. British immigration officials raided the restaurant last month and he was deported.
Arif says the British authorities told him that “everything in Italy would be OK”. But after 20 days he has been offered no accommodation despite asking for help from the Italian authorities, and has ended up homeless and back at Ostiense station.
“I’m tired, tired of everything. I want to stay with my family in England, but because of Dublin I have to sleep here,” he says, pointing at the tents under the railway bridge.
At the camp’s gate, a group of young boys gather. Feroz, 16, has recently arrived from Afghanistan by boat, landing in Rimini.
He angrily tells us about his new neighbours, some of whom, he says, have already been sent back from other European countries. Others are very young and need help in Italy.
“This guy here is 12 years old. The government are deaf, they can’t hear people. I want to ask other European countries: where is the help?”
He points at another friend, caught in the classic Dublin trap: “What can he do? He is 18, his family are in Sweden – but his fingerprint is in Italy.”
Some names have been changed to protect anonymity
TO THE HELL RACIST DUBLIN REGULATION ll
Kidnapped’ Eritrean man in plea for life
Mike Thomson spoke to the man via mobile phone
Warning: You may find graphic descriptions in the audio and text upsetting. An Eritrean man who says he will be killed by an Egyptian trafficking gang in Sinai unless a $25,000 ransom is paid within days has spoken to the Today programme’s Mike Thomson. Mike was given a mobile number to reach 22-year-old Philemon Semere by an Eritrean pastor who knows his family and has been in direct contact with the kidnappers himself. Pastor Mulugeta Mengsteab had earlier contacted the captive Philemon and checked that he was happy to do the interview. Philemon began by telling Mike, who made it clear that he was calling from the BBC, that he had been held for four months and been treated very brutally. “I have not enough food, I have not enough water,” he explained. “I’ve been hit by sticks and burnt by fire with electricity. Daily, burnt by fire and hit by sticks. My body is burning.” Throughout the interview background noises were very audible and it seemed clear that the phone conversation was being conducted on a speaker phone. Mike Thomson spoke to the man via mobile phone Half way through the conversation a man, who said he was in charge of those holding Philemon, butted into the conversation and confirmed that the family will have to pay $25,000 if they want to see him alive again, adding “if he don’t give any money I must kill Philemon here.” Over the last few years an estimated 10,000, mainly Eritrean, refugees have been kidnapped by people traffickers, largely based in Egypt’s Sinai region. Most disappear on the way to seek a better life in Israel. During what is often months of captivity the captives are beaten and tortured and their families asked to pay ransoms as high as $40,000 for their release. Those who don’t pay are killed. As many as 2,000 are thought to have died in this way. Since carrying out the interview with Philemon the BBC has contacted the Egyptian authorities and alerted them to his situation. We have also spoken to charities who have taken up his case including Christian Solidarity Worldwide who first drew attention to his story. The BBC have also spoken to a member of Philemone’s family who have said they are willing for his case to be publicised and for the interview with him to be broadcast. It is impossible, from so far away, to verify Philemon’s case. But Christian Solidarity Worldwide, and other non-governmental organisations who have studied the kidnap trade, say it bears all the hallmarks of what is now an awful but thriving business in the Sinai region. Convinced that his family does not have the money to meet the kidnapper’s demands, Philemon is clearly becoming desperate as their deadline nears: “Please help. Please help me Mike. I haven’t enough money, they will kill me. Please help me.” ——————————————————————————– Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844. SEE ALSO Today: Saturday 24th November
Eritrean refugees critcise Italy and Malta
BRUSSELS – Eritrean refugees believe Italy and Malta maintain poor reception conditions to scare off other African migrants.
For 30-year old Simon Tesfamichael, an Eritrean refugee living in Italy for eight years, the news coming from Lampedusa sounds all too familiar.
As hundreds of Eritrean, Somali, Sudanese and Ethiopian flee Libya by boat to the tiny Italian island, Tesfamichael wonders “why the Italian authorities are sitting on their hands” instead of speeding up the transfers to the mainland.
“Italy is a big country, it could manage, but it doesn’t seem to want to. At least Malta is asking for help from other nations when it can’t cope with the immigrants,” he told this website on Tuesday (29 March) during a conference organised by the Jesuit Refugee Service on migrants’ lack of rights.
“They gave me refugee status in six months, but that was eight years ago, now it takes much longer. And the rights are zero, when you are out of a job, or while you wait for your asylum claim to be processed,” he says in fluent Italian.
His fellow national, 31-year old Gojtom Yosief Asmelash, notes that the Maltese situation is not that positive either.
He pointed out the Maltese authorities say they cannot cope with requests from ships with refugees to dock.
“They [say] the same thing they’re saying since I’ve been on the island – no matter if there are revolutions in the Arab world or not: We will take you if you come here, but we won’t rescue you in international waters. We are overcrowded, the burden is too big.”
“There are 3,700 migrants now in Malta. It’s a lot fewer than in previous years, the US has helped resettle a lot of refugees, France and Germany too. But still, the conditions in the detention centre are just as bad, I think they do it on purpose so people don’t come,” Asmelash said.
Figures from the EU’s statistical office Eurostat, published on Tuesday, show that neither Malta or Italy are among the top countries when it comes to relative asylum claim rates.
Out of the 257,815 people asking for asylum last year in the 27 member states, most applications were submitted in France and Germany. Italy registered 10,050, or 165 people per million inhabitants, compared to 795 in France. Malta, with a population of some 400,000, had 175 applications- corresponding to 425 per million.
At the same time, when it comes to actually granting asylum, France in 2010 rejected more than 80 percent of the claims, while Italy rejected over 60 percent and Malta 30 percent.
Asmelash arrived in Malta in the summer of 2006, after a six-month journey from Eritrea, via Sudan and Libya. After having studied geography at the Asmara University to become a highschool teacher, Asmelash was drafted into the army – which can “last forever” as the country has been in a state of emergency since 1998.
Asmelash thinks the drafting occurred “as a punishment” because the students were protesting against the forced labour they were subject to. “…They drafted me and I had to spend three years in the army, before I decided to flee.”
The first part of his half-year-long journey – getting to the Sudanese border – was “the most risky”. It took five days and nights of hiding and avoiding being caught by the Eritrean army. “Deserting the army can land you in prison for treason, but being a deserter caught while trying to cross the border is the worst. They can shoot you for this,” he says.
Once in Sudan, he spent two months in a refugee camp, where again the situation was precarious and uncertain, because “occasionally, Sudan improves its diplomatic relations with Eritrea, and then thousands are simply sent back.”
After receiving more money from his friends back home, Asmelash was ready to cross the desert into Libya – another risky trip in an overcrowded car.
“The people who take you across the desert know you are desperate and would do anything to get out of there. They stop often and ask for more money. They don’t save room for extra water or food, because that doesn’t bring them money, people do.”
After a week, he reached Ajdabiya, the first town in Libya after the desert. There, the traffickers asked for more money to be transferred to them from Khartoum. Asmelash spent another three months in Libya, getting from Benghazi to Tripoli and Az Zawiyah and waiting “for the summer” to cross the Mediterranean to Malta in a boat filled with 25 people.
“I was lucky I made the journey in one go, without being sent back at any point along the way,” he says, admitting that the 3,600 US dollars he paid are “peanuts” compared to the sums now requested for the trip.
Once in Malta, he spent a year in an overcrowded detention centre, with 80 people housed in two rooms, before being given refugee status.
He was subsequently moved to an “open centre” while looking for a job, in “even worse conditions”. The centre was an old school with 800-900 people and 30 beds to a room. After he found a job as a cleaner he moved out on his own and then managed to work in a hotel as well.
“But if at any point I lost my job, I would have been homeless, because the open centre does not take you back once you’ve got a job, no matter how precarious,” he says. For the last three years, Asmelash has been working for the Jesuit Refugee Service in Malta, assisting other asylum seekers from Eritrea and elsewhere
TO THE HELL SATANIC, RACIST AND NAZISM DUBLIN REGULATION II
YES WE CAN
Accordo raggiunto su una direttiva recante norme relative all’accoglienza dei richiedenti asilo
Comunicato stampa del Consiglio dell’Unione Europea-
Un accordo politico sulla direttiva che stabilisce le norme per l’accoglienza dei richiedenti asilo è stato adottato dai ministri di Giustizia e Affari interni del Consiglio dell’Unione Europea. Una volta adottato formalmente, gli Stati membri dovranno recepire le nuove disposizioni nel diritto nazionale entro due anni. Danimarca, l’Irlanda e il Regno Unito non sono vincolati dalla direttiva. Obiettivo della direttiva è il miglioramento e l’armonizzazione della situazione giuridica di coloro che chiedono protezione internazionale, indipendentemente dallo Stato membro in cui è presentata la domanda. La direttiva contiene le seguenti novità: una serie completa di norme in materia di trattenimento dei richiedenti, incluse ampie garanzie per coloro che sono trattenuti. tempi di attesa più brevi per l’accesso al mercato del lavoro norme più dettagliate per la concessione, la limitazione e la revoca delle condizioni materiali di accoglienza norme più chiare in relazione alla possibilità di ottenere assistenza e rappresentanza legali gratuite procedure più specifiche per la valutazione delle esigenze di accoglienza delle persone vulnerabili quali i minori e le vittime di torture ulteriori garanzie finalizzate a soddisfare le necessità di alloggio del richiedente minore e adulto dipendente diritti in caso di gravi disturbi mentali, incluse, se necessarie, appropriate misure di assistenza psichica, nonché obbligo per gli Stati membri di fornire la dovuta assistenza a vittime di torture, stupri o altri gravi atti di violenza.
As usually: the EU is lying to the international community. Maybe Italy will accept the new decision only by says ok. But impractically I don’t think so. So what about the refugees victims of the old system because the new decision doesn’t considered the refugees victims of racism discrimination and marginalization in Italy what about their fate and they are still sleeping in the street like rubbish. Shame on you EU and shame on Italy and to the hell the satanic and racist Dublin regulation II
Gli immigrati al sindaco Giuliano Pisapia “Per favore lasciateci andare via da qui”
Nessun lamento, solo una esortazione a passare dalle parole ai fatti rivolta al primo cittadino di Milano da parte di un gruppo di rifugiati africani e non solo. Nella lettera, le persone ringraziano, ma siete stati solo capaci “di offrirci da dormire per strada. Le contorsioni della legge comunitaria, l’accordo di Dublino II
di GIULIA CERINO
MILANO – “In campagna elettorale, il sindaco Pisapia non ha fatto altro che parlare di cambiamento e se l’Amministrazione è pronta, lo siamo anche noi”. Non è un lamento ma un’esortazione a passare dalla teoria alla pratica. E’ una richiesta, il risultato di oltre quattro anni di presenza forzata in territorio italiano. Il tutto contenuto in una lettera piena di citazioni e riferimenti all’attualità politica del nostro Paese. Quasi come se a scriverla fosse un italiano. Trenta righe stampate con caratteri bianchi sullo sfondo nero del sito “Milan Refugees 1” e dirette al neo-sindaco di Milano, Giuliano Pisapia.
La richiesta di Yacob. La faccia, anzi la firma, ce la mette Paulos Yacob, scappato dall’Eritrea nel 2006 e da quasi sette anni rifugiato politico. E’ lui che, in un inglese un po’ impreciso, scrive al primo cittadino per bocca di un gruppo di rifugiati politici somali, eritrei, sudanesi ed etiopi che dal 2009 non fanno altro che chiedere all’Amministrazione comunale milanese il rispetto dei diritti umani. Da anni, non hanno una casa, dormono per strada, non si possono lavare come le persone normali. “Siamo in Italia, cerchiamo protezione ma non ci sentiamo protetti. Allora, per favore, lasciateci abbandonare questo Paese che non ci concede nessuna opportunità”. “Ci avete solo fatto dormire per strada”.Nella lettera, i rifugiati ci ringraziano, ma c’è
poco da ridere perché siamo stati solo capaci “di offrirci da dormire per strada. Quando siamo andati in Comune e in prefettura - scrivono - abbiamo chiesto due cose: cancellate la nostre impronte, oppure dateci una lettera per lasciare la Penisola, lasciateci partire a piedi”. Gli è stato impedito perché la legge comunitaria, l’accordo di Dublino II, prevede che il peso dell’accoglienza sia tutto a carico dello Stato di primo passaggio, l’Italia appunto. Si sentono in gabbia. Non solo. Il provvedimento europeo, è stato pensato apposta per impedire che i richiedenti presentino domanda di asilo in più Stati membri. Ecco perché Yacob e gli altri si sentono in gabbia. Non possono andar via dal Belpaese ma non possono nemmeno viverci regolarmente. “A noi, l’accordo di Dublino sembra come una repressione nazista contro gli ebrei, quando Hitler controllava i loro movimenti anche sul posto di lavoro, ci usano come se fossimo in un sistema di nuova schiavitù”. La legge è legge. Ma non sta scritto da nessuna parte che ai rifugiati debba anche essere negato il diritto alla casa, quello di accedere ai corsi di formazione professionale per iniziare a lavorare o ai corsi di lingua, per imparare l’italiano come lo parlano gli italiani. Non che non possano studiarlo a Milano. Potrebbero, se solo avessero abbastanza soldi per pagarsi le lezioni.
Mai integrati. Nel 2009, il gruppo di rifugiati, appoggiato dall’associazione 3 Febbraio, aveva occupato uno stabile a Bruzzano, un quartiere della periferia nord di Milano e per oltre sette mesi anche piazza Oberdan, nel centro della città. Hanno protestato. Hanno presidiato la zona perché il Comune “non ci ha mai permesso di integrarci”. Oggi sono di nuovo in strada. Yacob se la prende con l’Europa ma anche con l’ex amministrazione comunale. “Milan Refugees” non vuole una vita facile, non chiede di vivere gratis, non vuole ‘rubarè posti di lavoro o entrare in conflitto con gli italiani. La precisazione è rivolta all’ex assessore alla Sicurezza Riccardo De Corato che “ci considerava dei pigri, dei rifugiati per professione”. Il proverbio cinese. In chiusura, Yacob si permette di dare un consiglio: “Come dicono i cinesi, se qualcuno ti chiede del pesce, non darglielo ma insegnagli a cucinarlo. Fin’ora abbiamo solo cercato umanità. Se l’umanità esiste ancora in Italia”. La lettera è datata 4 luglio. Quasi sette giorni dopo, di Pisapia ancora nessuna traccia.
(09 luglio 2011)
The obligation exists under Article 33 of the 1951 Refugee Convention not to return a refugee to a country of territory where he/she would be at risk of persecution: They are unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted; and the persecution feared is based on at least one of five grounds: race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion. This is known as the principle of non-refoulement, which is considered part of customary international law and therefore binding on all states. The principle is also incorporated in several international human rights treaties, for example the 1984 Convention against Torture, which prohibits the forcible removal of persons to a country there is a real risk of torture. I know what the meaning of that inhuman Dublin regulation is. As I have got the refugee status but not my rights of protection from the law less racist Italian government it means it is my rights to ask the Sweden government to ensure the protection for my life because I believe the Sweden government and Sweden people are part of the international community there will be a big obligations to your court to show implementation for the international refugee’s law which is guaranteed since July 1951 in Geneva Convention And my life is in risk, and i sent the concrete evidences to this court because i believe that the Dublin regulation II could not be above the international convention which is guaranteed since 1951. Don’t try to use the Dublin regulation II, as it is a scapegoat of your moral obligation and of your responsibility for the homeless refugees. If there is a justice in Sweden, the Swedish government I will provided to me the rights of life without any fears of deportation to the hell Italy again. i Remember in my life ever I didn’t committed any guilt and I don’t want to be hunt by Swedish police as I am a criminal i know how I entered in Sweden and I know the road how to go out from Sweden without any problems But I am tired to escape from place to another place and i hate life in fugitive to search for peace and justice, Until my basic rights, equality, and protection as it’s still in not guaranteed for me yet i will continue to flee in fugitive just to save the life i live because life is my right. And I believe that the Sweden government is not the only country in this world which can guarantees human rights and refugee’s rights in this beautiful planet. I would like to inform you that all what I want is peace, dignity, and free life without fears of persecutions, but if you live in peace, in democracy, and in Safety place it is difficult to analyze what is the meaning of fears and this is the stench of our modern season. i want live because i was born to Survive and life is one of my basic rights, i am not here in Sweden for searching wealth or better life, i am here for protection. my thought was That, maybe the Sweden authorities will ensure me a rights to get a lawyer during the investigation but no one asked me about my problems when i saw the decision of the court i said to myself this decision is unfair and injustice but what can I do because I am voiceless hopeless poor refugee. Now the stick is at the courts hand, remember you can kill only my flesh but not my spirit or my soul And I will never be the first nor the last, one of the victims of that satanic Dublin regulation II. And I will consider this as it is misjudgement, unfair, and injustice even it is deceived for the international community and disappointments for the Swedish people and for the Sweden government because as justice is to one justice is to all I don’t want fool the court and please don’t try to fool me, because the irresponsible and the racist Italian government could never be my responsible, because the Italian government is deaf ear, rocky heart, may I can describe the Italian government as they are human being without feeling of humanity I mean walls. but not the Italian people, i believe that the Italian people are victims like us because the Italian government created war among immigrants and the Italian people, this is a dirty scenes of the dirty politic games now today, in Italy. and I don’t believe the killer will be my saviour Even it is hard to believe that there will be a protection for refugees who live in the street like rubbish and this is the great scandals of the satanic and devilish Dublin regulation II,
Everybody knows what happened and what is happening in the racist Italy and everyone have the answer because this time is time of conscience
Thanks to Jesus son of almighty god because today i am stronger than yesterday.
Forever we say together, to the hell the racist, satanic, the Dublin regulation II
YES WE CAN
REFUGEE WITHOUT PROTECTION
For human rights protection, Italy needs a clear break with past practices.
Strasbourg, 09/7/2012 – “The Italian government has been giving signs of a shift in policy, which suggests that there may be an opportunity to finally stop and reverse the erosion of human rights standards in the country. What Italy needs now is for these signs to be transformed into concrete, unambiguous policies and actions” said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after a four-day visit to Rome between 3 and 6 July.
During his visit, the Commissioner focused on the human rights of Roma and Sinti and on the human rights of migrants, including asylum seekers. “I have also decided to address the functioning of the judiciary in Italy and the length of court proceedings, one of the longest-standing human rights problems in Europe and a major concern for the European Court of Human Rights” said the Commissioner.
As regards Roma and Sinti, the Commissioner welcomed the recent adoption in Italy of the first national strategy for the integration of Roma, adding that he was very pleased to see that the Roma and Sinti themselves had been consulted and involved in its development: “This strategy, which distances itself from the very harmful approach of the “Nomad emergency”, has to be implemented consistently” said the Commissioner. “It is therefore difficult to understand actions which appear to contradict the spirit of the strategy, such as the attempt to overturn the Council of State ruling declaring the ‘Nomad emergency’ unlawful, or the continuing construction of a segregated camp near Rome”. The Commissioner said that the good co-operation established between municipal authorities and Roma and Sinti in some cities should become the rule and be built upon to ensure that forced evictions into isolated camps are relegated to the past.
The Commissioner also welcomed the intention expressed by the authorities to resolve the plight of stateless Roma from former Yugoslavia, some of whom he met when visiting the camps of Salone and Salviati II. He expressed the hope that intentions would soon be translated into concrete actions.
Concerning migrants, the Commissioner welcomed recent declarations at the highest political level that the “push-back” policy will no longer be applied, in the light of the Hirsi Jamaa judgment of the Strasbourg Court. While appreciating the efforts throughout the country to accommodate persons arriving from North Africa in the first half of 2011, the Commissioner recommended that the system of reception centres be unified, guaranteeing an adequate level of protection everywhere, and capable of responding to fluctuating migratory flows. The Commissioner also pointed out that once officially recognized, refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection do not receive the crucial support they need to integrate into Italian society, and are therefore forced to live in destitute conditions. The Commissioner said “I personally witnessed the intolerable circumstances faced by 800 such persons, struggling to survive in an abandoned building in Rome. This is unacceptable in a country like Italy”.
Referring to his visit to an identification and expulsion centre (CIE) in Ponte Galeria, where migrants are held while procedures for their identification are being carried out, the Commissioner also expressed deep concern about the conditions of detention in such institutions. He stressed that “many arrive in these facilities after serving a prison sentence. It must be possible to proceed with their identification while they are still in prison”.
On the subject of the length of proceedings, the Commissioner underlined the complexity of this problem, which is detrimental not only to Italian citizens and the Italian economy, but also to the European system of human rights protection. He acknowledged the significant efforts to address this problem, but stressed that “it will not be resolved unless all interested parties contribute to the solution, including the Ministry of Justice, the High Council of the Judiciary, as well as judges, prosecutors and lawyers”. The Commissioner considered as particularly promising the approach favouring active case management by judges, as promoted by Council of Europe bodies: “The effectiveness of this practice was proven by the very positive results obtained in certain courts, such as the First Instance Court of Turin. At a time of economic crisis, this approach has the undeniable advantage of not requiring additional resources”.
The Commissioner’s report on his visit to Italy is forthcoming.
how we can accept this jungles treatments, and if you try to ask your rights in peaceful your life could be in risk if you flee to another third country in EU to save your life, the answer is satanic dublin regulation. it is funny indeed.
refugees without protection
Democratic Party has asked Home Affairs Minister Annamaria Cancellieri to urgently verify the conditions under which some 800 refugees are living in an abandoned building in Rome.
Emanuele Fiano, MP
The refugees are forced to live in destitute conditions in a building which has been named Palazzo Salaam, formerly belonging to Tor Vergata University in Rome.
Emanuele Fiano, MP, and President of Democratic Party’s Security and Defence Forum said the refugees are living in inhuman conditions, without running water and electricity. They are mainly refugees from Somali, Eritrea, Afghanistan and other countries who have fled from war.
The government should urgently solve this shameful, socially and hygienically dangerous situation, Mr. Fiano said.
Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights who recently visited the building strongly criticised Italy’s way of treating refugees.
“I personally witnessed the intolerable circumstances faced by 800 such persons, struggling to survive in an abandoned building in Rome. This is unacceptable in a country like Italy,” the Commissioner said.
By Stephen Ogongo Ongong’
what kind of circumstances is this, it never changes. if you try to change with peaceful fights, they will send someone to kill you do you know why? because the mafia’s is the rule in the state, i was the victim and i am still a victim. if you try to flee outside italy to search for peace and protection inside EU will deport you by force to italy again by means of satanic agreement of dublin II. i asked myself several time, how this situation would change in the EU i don’t think so. because the marginalization and racism, make the EU blind eyes.
refugees without rights