This is the Result of the press conference. We will fights against any inhuman laws.
To hell racist Dublin regulations II&III.
see here the media reactions to the Open Letter concerning church
asylum. We will bring an english translation of the articles soon!
FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU: Schutz in der Kirche
DEUTSCHLANDFUNK: Die Freiheit endet am Gartenzaun
PRO ASYL: Kirchenasyl: „Heute gibt es einen Zusammenhalt, der vorher
nicht da war“
JUNGE WELT: Zufluchtsort Kirche
EVANGELISCH AKTUELL: Flüchtlinge richten Offenen Brief an Hessens
RADIO X: Kirchenasyl
and here the link to our movie about church asylum:
All the best,
Last Tuesday 22/07/20014 we had press conference with represents of churches. At this moment there are about 200 refugees who live under protection of the churches. and I released the statement, and the were good participation of journalists and TV. i hope this could stop the attack of the cruelty of the police men here in Germany.
I am Paulos Yacob and I would like to present myself as one of the Refugees for Change. We are here to demand the solidarity of the churches because of the attacks of the police here in Germany. I hope you will understand our pain and our endless problems.
we, the refugees, what we need, is protection, solidarity and hospitality.
We are tired of being treated worse than animals because of the racist Dublin regulations. Everywhere inside the European Union we are hunted like criminals. But we did not commit any crime, all we came for is a better life and protection.
Today we are here to demand our lost basic human rights as well as
refugees rights in the lawlessness countries. At the same time we are
concrete evidences for the ugly situation of refugees everywhere inside
the EU. And particularly we are evidences for the effects of the racist
Dublin regulations II and III.
In Italy we have less rights than dogs. Because the dogs at least know
when they should eat, when they should wash themselves. Not even this is
possible for the refugees there. The refugees in Italy smell just like
dead fish, because we have the right to take a shower twice a month at
churches. We eat one time a day like camels, also at the churches. We
sleep on the streets just like vagabonds, always in fear of and under
the heavy pressure of the racist law and attacks by racist police men.
You see, we are not here in Germany for vacation but we are here for
Why do we always witness waves of refugees fleeing from countries such
as Italy, Malta, Bulgaria and Greece? Why wouldn’t the refugees flee
from other countries inside the EU? If you ask yourselves these
questions now, I am sure you will see the answer. We know that everyone
has full information about the bad living conditions and the miserable
lives of refugees in the lawlessness countries. Please use your common
sense because civilization means humanity.
uwanderung in Rhein-Main
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09. April 2014
Flüchtlinge in Frankfurt Für Flüchtlingsrechte
Von Marie-Sophie Adeoso
Viele der Protestierenden haben auf dem Mittelmeer ihr Leben riskiert, um Europa zu erreichen. Foto: peter-juelich.com
Rund 200 Asylsuchende demonstrieren in der Frankfurt Innenstadt gegen die Dublin III-Verordnung, wonach jener EU-Staat für das Asylverfahren zuständig ist, in dem dieser zuerst europäischen Boden betreten hat. Viele Protestierende fürchten wegen dieser Gesetzgebung die Abschiebung nach Italien.
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Zum zweiten Mal innerhalb von drei Wochen haben Flüchtlinge in Frankfurt gegen die europäische Asylpolitik protestiert. Rund 200 Flüchtlinge und Unterstützer zogen am Dienstagnachmittag vom Hauptbahnhof aus durch die Innenstadt, vorbei am Büro der CDU-Römerfraktion bis zur SPD-Geschäftsstelle in der Fischerfeldstraße. Dabei skandierten sie Parolen gegen die sogenannte Dublin III-Verordnung, wonach jener EU-Staat für das Asylverfahren eines Flüchtlings zuständig ist, in dem dieser zuerst europäischen Boden betreten hat.
Viele der Protestierenden, die momentan in Frankfurt und umliegenden Kommunen des Rhein-Main-Gebiets leben, fürchten auf Grund dieser Gesetzgebung die Abschiebung nach Italien. Die meisten von ihnen kommen aus afrikanischen Staaten wie Eritrea und Somalia und haben auf dem Weg nach Europa ihr Leben bei der Überquerung des Mittelmeers riskiert.
Demonstration in der Frankfurter Innenstadt
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„Hier in Deutschland geht es mir gut“, sagt Omar Mohamed Ahmed. Aber er habe große Angst davor, wieder nach Italien zurückgeschickt zu werden, denn dort gebe es für ihn „keine Perspektive. Ich habe auf der Straße geschlafen, ohne Essen, ohne Arbeit“, erzählt der 20-Jährige, den eine anderthalbjährige Odyssee aus Somalia bis auf die italienische Insel Lampedusa geführt hatte, ehe er sich weiter nach Deutschland durchschlug. Auch der Eritreer Paulos Yacob lebte jahrelang in Italien. Der 42-Jährige, der die Demonstration wie schon die vorangegangene im März maßgeblich organisiert hatte, ruft lauthals ins Mikrofon: „Wir brauchen Gerechtigkeit und Schutz! Wir sind keine Kriminellen, sondern Opfer der Dublin-Verordnung!“ Die Polizei solle aufhören, Menschen mitten in der Nacht aus den Betten zu holen und abzuschieben.
Von der CDU-Fraktion kommt niemand
Unterstützung erhalten die Flüchtlinge von Aktivisten der No-Border-Gruppe, die während der Demonstration die englischen Sprechchöre ins Deutsche übersetzen und sich redlich Mühe geben, Passanten zu erklären, was es mit so sperrigen Begriffen wie Dublin III auf sich hat. Es sei eine „spannende Entwicklung“, dass Flüchtlinge in der Region vermehrt selbst für ihre Rechte einträten, sagt No-Border-Aktivist Lukas. Lokalpolitiker müssten umdenken und sehen, dass sie für die Menschen hier vor Ort, die von der EU-Asylpolitik beeinflusst werden, Verantwortung übernehmen müssten, erklärt er, warum der Protestzug Halt macht bei CDU und SPD, die auf Bundesebene die EU-Politik stützten.
Von der CDU-Fraktion lässt sich aber niemand blicken, als die Protestierenden in der Bethmannstraße stehen und die Politiker lauthals zum Gespräch auffordern So geht es weiter zur SPD, wo der Unterbezirksvorsitzende Mike Josef und Landtagsabgeordnete Turgut Yüksel bereits auf der Straße warten. Eine Delegation um Paulos Yacob begleitet sie nach drinnen, während sich die Demonstration langsam auflöst.
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08. April 2014
Flüchtlinge „Europa schiebt uns hin und her“
Von Marie-Sophie Adeoso
“Protest ist unsere einzige Alternative, ein wenig E8influss zu nehmen”: Paulos Yacob (Mitte) bei der Demo vor drei Wochen. Foto: Alex Kraus
Dort, wo Paulos Yacob herkommt, werden Menschen “willkürlich getötet und verhaftet”, sagt der Flüchtlingsaktivist aus Eritrea. Auch in Italien sei sein Leben bedroht, und doch soll er dorthin zurück. Im FR-Interview spricht er über die heutige Demonstration gegen die EU-Asylgesetze, die Menschen wie Spielbälle behandle.
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Herr Yacob, warum sind Sie nach Europa geflüchtet?
Ich komme aus Eritrea, einer Diktatur, wo Menschen willkürlich getötet und verhaftet werden. Ich bin von dort geflohen, um Frieden, Würde und Schutz zu finden. Über den Sudan, Syrien und die Türkei kam ich übers Mittelmeer nach Italien.
Weshalb sind Sie von dort weiter nach Deutschland gereist?
Ich hatte nur gefälschte Papiere und es hat Jahre gedauert, ehe ich legale bekam. Ich konnte in dieser Zeit nicht arbeiten und habe auf der Straße geschlafen. Das war hart, einmal hat mich jemand mit dem Messer angegriffen und versucht, mich umzubringen. Ich bin nicht aus Eritrea geflohen, um in Italien mein Leben zu riskieren, sondern um es zu retten!
Paulos Yacob, 42, ist aus Eritrea geflüchtet. Wie vielen Flüchtlingen droht ihm aufgrund der EU-Gesetze die Abschiebung nach Italien, wo er lebte, ehe er ins Rhein-Main-Gebiet kam.
Die Demonstration zieht heute ab 14.30 Uhr vom Hauptbahnhof (Kaisersack) zur CDU-Fraktion, Bethmannstraße 3, und zur SPD-Geschäftsstelle, Fischerfeldstraße 7-11. (msa)
Nun leben Sie in Eschborn. Wie geht es Ihnen dort?
Nachdem ich in Italien war, habe ich nicht mehr erwartet, irgendwo gastfreundlich behandelt zu werden. Ich danke der deutschen Regierung dafür, dass ich nun in einer guten Situation leben kann. Ich habe mein eigenes Zimmer, ich bekomme Geld für Essen. Vorher dachte ich, dass Europa die Genfer Flüchtlingskonvention überhaupt nicht achtet. Aber hier habe ich gemerkt: Es gibt doch Gerechtigkeit. Man kann hier sogar ohne Angst demonstrieren.
Nach der Dublin-Verordnung im EU-Asylrecht, wonach Flüchtlinge dort Asyl beantragen müssen, wo sie zuerst europäischen Boden betreten, droht ihnen aber die Abschiebung nach Italien.
Ja, wir Flüchtlinge sind Opfer dieser Gesetzgebung, die uns von Land zu Land schiebt. Die spielen mit uns wie mit einem Fußball.
Dagegen protestieren Sie heute zum zweiten Mal in drei Wochen. Was wollen Sie erreichen?
Aufmerksamkeit, weil viele Leute nicht wissen, was unser Problem ist. Sie wissen nicht, dass die Polizei morgens um vier Uhr kommt, um uns abzuschieben. In Italien war mein Leben bedroht, man kann mich nicht zwingen, dorthin zurückzugehen. Dagegen werde ich mich wehren. Wir alle sind nicht hier, um Urlaub zu machen, sondern um Schutz, Würde und Gerechtigkeit zu finden.
Warum demonstrieren sie ausgerechnet vor den lokalen Parteizentralen von CDU und SPD?
Beide Parteien sind als Teil der Bundesregierung Unterstützer des Dublin-Systems. Wir möchten sie fragen, warum sie dieses System unterstützen. Wir sind doch der lebende Beweis für die Probleme des Systems.
Stadt soll weiter Zuflucht bieten
Schon im März haben Flüchtlinge in Frankfurt demonstriert, in Hanau hat sich ein Lampedusa-Bündnis gegründet. Formiert sich gerade eine neue Flüchtlingsbewegung in der Region?
Ja. Gemeinsam für die eigenen Rechte einzutreten, hilft gegen die Angst. Wir sind nicht nur Flüchtlinge, die in Italien registriert sind, sondern mittlerweile haben sich uns viele angeschlossen, die andere Probleme haben. Manche warten monatelang auf eine Anhörung im Asylverfahren, manche müssen mit sechs Leuten in einem Zimmer schlafen. Außerdem haben wir viel Solidarität von den Aktivisten der Frankfurter No-Border-Gruppe bekommen. Denn als wir anfingen, die erste Demonstration zu organisieren, wussten wir gar nicht, wo wir sie anmelden müssen.
Wird es von nun an regelmäßig Proteste in Frankfurt geben?
Ja, wir haben doch keine Alternative. Unser Recht auf Demonstrationsfreiheit wahrzunehmen ist die einzige Art und Weise, wie wir ein wenig Einfluss nehmen können. Das Dublin-System und Abschiebungen nach Italien sind ein europäischer Skandal. Es ist enttäuschend für die Demokratie. Aber niemanden kümmert das, wir werden ignoriert und marginalisiert. Deshalb erheben wir jetzt unsere Stimme.
Europe pushes us back and forth”
Where Paulos Yacob comes from, people are “arbitrarily killed and arrested,” says the refugee activist from Eritrea. Also in Italy his life was threatened, and yet he shall back there. In FR interview he talks about today’s demonstration against the EU asylum laws that treat people as pawns.
Mr. Yacob why you have fled to Europe?
I come from Eritrea, a dictatorship where people are arbitrarily arrested and killed. I fled from there to find peace, dignity and protection. About the Sudan, Syria and Turkey, I came across the Mediterranean to Italy.
Why do you have traveled from there to Germany?
I only had forged papers and it took years before I got legal. I could not work at this time and slept on the street. That was hard, once someone has attacked me with a knife and tried to kill me. I have not fled from Eritrea to risk my life in Italy, but to save it!
Now you live in Eschborn. How are you there?
Once I was in Italy, I did not expect to be treated somewhere hospitable. I thank the German Government that I can now live in a good situation. I have my own room, I get money for food. Before, I thought that Europe did not respect Geneva Convention. But here I’ve noticed: There’s justice. You can even demonstrate without fear here.
According to the Dublin Regulation in the EU asylum law, which requires refugees to seek asylum there where they enter first European soil, refugees are threatened with deportation to Italy.
Yes, we are victims of these refugees legislation that pushes us from country to country. The play with us as with a football.
Against this you are protesting today for the second time in three weeks. What do you want to achieve?
Attention because many people do not know what our problem is. You do not know that the police come in the morning at four clock to deport us. In Italy, my life was in danger, you can not force me to go back there. On the other hand I will defend myself. We all are not here to go on holiday, but to find protection, dignity and justice.
Why do you demonstrate just before the local party headquarters of the CDU and SPD?
Both parties are available as part of the Federal Government supporters of the Dublin system. We want to ask them why they support this system. We’re living proof of the problems of the system.
In March refugees have demonstrated in Frankfurt, in Hanau, a Lampedusa Alliance was established. Has there been formed just a new movement of refugees in the region?
Yes. to stand up together for their rights, helps against fear. We are not only refugees who are registered in Italy, but now many have connected to us who have other problems. Some wait months for a hearing in the asylum process , some have to sleep with six people in a room. We also got a lot of solidarity by the activists of the Frankfurt No Border group. Because when we started to organize the first demonstration, we did not know where we need to register it.
Will there be protests in Frankfurt regularly from now on?
Yes, because we have no alternative. Exercise our right to freedom of demonstration is the only way how we can take a little influence. The Dublin system and deportation to Italy are a European scandal. It is disappointing for democracy. But no one cares, we are ignored and marginalized. So now we raise our voices.
Interview: Marie -Sophie Adeoso
Roma – 8 aprile 2014 – ”L’Europa si deve rendere conto che quel Mare Mediterraneo davanti Lampedusa non e’ la frontiera italiana, è la frontiera europea, non sono fatti nostri, sono fatti di tutta l’Europa”.
Lo ha detto il ministro dell’Interno Angelino Alfano intervenendo stamattina a Rtl 102,5.
“Questi migranti – ha aggiunto – non vogliono venire in Italia, ma vogliono attraversarla per andare in un paese del Nord Europa, magari in Svezia. Quindi noi andremo in Europa e ci faremo valere per assicurarci che Frontex venga potenziata e la frontiera difesa”.
”Noi stiamo facendo tutto cio’ che e’ necessario e di certo non trasformeremo l’Italia in un paese che puo’ accogliere centinaia e centinaia di migliaia di migranti, perche’ non ce la facciamo” ha detto ancora il ministro dell’Interno.
“Abbiamo una questione di soccorso in mare, che noi stiamo assumendo come nostra responsabilita’ attraverso l’operazione ” Mare Nostrum”, stiamo spendendo 300 mila euro al giorno di media, e anche poco poco di piu’, per soccorrere in mare migliaia e migliaia di migranti, ma la comunita’ internazionale non puo’ far finta di niente”.
“Questi costi, questo soccorso non puo’ essere solo sulle spalle dell’Italia, e non si risolve facendoli morire, annegare, auspicando la morte di questi bambini, donne e uomini in mare. È necessario che ci sia uno stop alle frontiere africane e poi un soccorso in mare che non sia affidato solo alla nostra Marina Militare, ma che venga gestito anche da Frontex”
Do you think he is asking help for the refugees, hahhaha, I do not think so because he is asking help for his pocket money. Because refugees in Italy are just like commodities. In the name of refugees reception you can make easy business in Italy. Now the mafia are jumping of Joyce because EU will pay at the same time refugees in Italy are living in the streets just like vagabonds and rubbish, EU believes refugees are like a rubbish and the perfect place for a rubbish is Italy.
shame on you EU
shame on you Italy
and shame on you Alfano
Solidarity with refugees in Europe!
Go to hell, Dublin regulations!
We need urgent action from the EU, duly implemented the Geneva recommendation, now, without any reference to the racist Dublin regulation II and III. Us refugees in Italy, we almost have no protect-ion, but how could there be any protection for refugees who sleep in the streets like rubbish and vagabonds. We believe that the Dublin regulation II and III is absolutely not superior to the international Geneva conventions of 1952.
Presently we urge undesirable people in the EU and this is the ugly aggression against the international human rights.
We are not here in Germany to search wealth and vacation, we have many problems Please listen to our pain and do not pretend to be deaf and cold-heated. Silence is not a solution, special-ally not among civilized people like you.
Show courage Take action to solve our endless ugly plight, remember that human rights are not for sale.
When will the implementation of the Gene-VA recommendation of 1951 take the right place in the EU?
Where is the CRUNCH in the EU, especially in Italy? We ask the EU to move forward and end our interminable and endless suffering. We ask the German police to stop deport-in us to Italy without giving the victims a chance to speak about their problems.
We condemn the German police for illegal actions against powerless refugees, stop the law of jungles. The German police hunt the refugees at 4 in the morning, just like devils. Such thing may happen in a dictatorship, but they shouldn‘t happen in Democratic states. In Democratic states, it is not a crime to demand your basic rights. Protection is a refugee‘s basic right. Unfortunately, in Italy, refugees are unprotected.
We fled from a dictator regime on Eritrea to find peace and protection, not to be confronted with racist Dublin regulations. We are victims of the Dublin regulation II and III. The Dublin regulations are satanic and inhuman.
We request from the EU o stop marginalization and racism. When we analyzed the stench, we found that there are no difference between tyranny, racism, fascism, Nazis, and retro-rim. All are senseless and ugly; indeed they are the enemy of our beautiful planet. We demand the EU to stop injustice, discrimination, marginalization, and even racism against powerless refugees, the innocent victims of the inhuman Dublin regulations II and III.
You, Angela Merkel said Greece should never have been allowed to join the Euro. You put the blame on former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, but if the measure of human rights is not economic, we love to inform you that even Italy should never have been allowed to join the EU. We put the blame on you and on the EU. You ask why? Because you know the present situation in the lawless Italy better than we do. Every day, refugees are dying in silence in Italy.
Please EU, stop the policy of double standards.
Today we collect our voiceless voices to seek our lost basic human rights in Germany and the EU. At the same time we feel that we are lost people inside the EU and inside the first world.
Backgrounds to protest
Dublin II and III V
REGULATIONS, spread between European Member States.
Asylum applications from asylum
seekers who have entered the country via Italy to the EU,
thus we do not find in Germany no attention.
Without Hearing our reasons why we are here in Germany
Asylum seekers facing daily deportation threatened.
The march will begin from the central train station in Frankfurt Bahnhof on 17 \ 03 \ 2014. Time at 14, 00. afternoon.
the delineation will meet with mayor of Frankfurt, the Italian Consul to Germany, and we will send our delegation to the department Office Affairs of refugees, in Gießen Germany and then after the demonstration we will have an open meeting.
We appeal to our brothers and sisters, citizens of Germany, and all mankind for pure and unconditional solidarity.
We appeal to the honest journalists, who have a sense of journalism and know the true meaning of journalism, to give our voiceless voices power, because we feel powerless without your solidarity. We invite all parties to participate in our peaceful demonstration. Do not forget: The peaceful demonstration is of a good against evil.
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refugee without rights
Mariolina Moioli, titolare della delega alle Politiche sociali nella giunta di centrodestra a Milano, sotto inchiesta con altre 13 persone: sono accusate a vario titolo di corruzione, truffa aggravata, finanziamento illecito a partiti, peculato e falso. L’inchiesta nasce da quella che aveva portato in carcere un ex dirigente di Palazzo Marino
Tangenti, ex assessore della Moratti indagata per i soldi alla Compagnia delle Opere L’ex assessore Mariolina Moioli
Fondi destinati alla tutela dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza usati per spot elettorali o finiti nelle casse di qualche associazione legata alla Compagnia delle Opere (Cdo), il braccio operativo di Comunione e Liberazione. Finanziamenti per ristrutturare centri di ricreazione e appartamenti per gli anziani e su cui sarebbe stata fatta una cresta di oltre 331mila euro. Sono alcune delle accuse mosse dalla Procura di Milano nei confronti di Mariolina Moioli, l’ex assessore alla Famiglia all’epoca della giunta di Letizia Moratti e ora indagata con altre 13 persone in un nuovo filone di indagine nato da quello con al centro le ‘case vacanza’ e che tempo fa aveva portato in carcere Patrizio Mercadante, l’ex direttore del settore Minori e giovani da poco rinviato a giudizio.
Il quadro, che dipinge una truffa da circa un milione e mezzo di euro fra il 2010 e il 2012, viene a galla dall’avviso di conclusione delle indagini firmato dal pm Tiziana Siciliano e notificato dalla guardia di finanza a Moioli, Mercadante e, fra gli altri, a Diego Montrone, già direttore musicale dell’Orchestra sinfonica della Cdo. I reati ipotizzati vario titolo vanno dalla truffa aggravata al finanziamento illecito ai partiti, dalla corruzione al peculato fino al falso. Accuse che l’ex assessore Moioli respinge: “Sono addolorata ma serena – ha affermato in una nota affidata ai suoi avvocati Rosario e Gabriele Minniti – Sono estranea ai fatti che mi vengono contestati e sicura che i magistrati, nei quali continuo a riporre la massima fiducia, accerteranno la correttezza del mio operato”.
Oltre al capitolo, già emerso nell’inchiesta principale, che riguarda la Fondazione Adolfo Pini e il progetto ‘Uno sguardo sulla città’, all’ex responsabile delle politiche sociali del Comune di Milano vengono addebitati una serie di episodi in cui tra i beneficiari dei fondi gestiti in modo, si ritiene, illecito ci sono associazioni diretta espressione o legate alla Compagnia delle Opere (vicina a Moioli) e amici dell’ex assessore di vecchia data. Fra gli episodi contestati c’è un presunto dirottamento di soldi del fondo “a favore dell’infanzia e dell’adolescenza” per coprire “spese” della sua “campagna elettorale” del 2011: oltre 30mila euro sarebbero stati utilizzati per “pagare spot radiofonici a chiara finalità elettorale sull’emittente Radio 105″ e quasi 100 mila euro per una “grande festa”.
Il denaro avrebbe dovuto finanziare il progetto ‘I giovani domandano, Milano risponde’, presentato dalla società cooperativa Galdus, rappresentata da Montrone, e deliberato il 23 maggio 2011, quando la guinta guidata da Letizia Moratti (non è indagata ed è stata sentita come testimone) era agli sgoccioli, e “Moioli e Mercadante sapevano essere inesistente”. Fra gennaio e luglio 2011, inoltre, spunta una truffa da circa 331mila euro per la ristrutturazione e acquisto degli arredi di una serie di appartamenti e centri socio- ricreativi per anziani. Due episodi in cui la ristrutturazione si sarebbe limitata al rinnovo dei mobili, il cui “enorme sovraprezzo” è stato pagato con il contributo elargito dalla A2A, la partecipata del Comune e ora danneggiata.
Il complicato meccanismo di compravendita degli arredi individuato dagli inquirenti
e gestito anche da Myriam Gafforelli, un’amica “ultraventennale” dell’ex assessore pure indagata, sarebbe servito anche per inaugurare in tempi rapidi le strutture: “una operazione – scrive il pm – di forte impatto elettorale” in vista del voto per Palazzo Marino.
she in variously accuse of bribery, aggravated fraud, illegal financing of political parties, embezzlement and forgery,
At the same time that woman was the responsible of refugees Issues in milan, i want to add that she is a big lair.
i had a meeting for several time, and i have log Experience with her, what i learned from her was stupidity and racism.
And now I have got spiritual satisfaction because when you see bad people like her paying the price you realy feel happy, and she must pay for it ugly scandals.
As usual there is no hidden place from the father of creation. and there is no hidden place under the sun the secret of yesterday to day is in supermarkets just like commodity and everyone can buy take it, it is for free. hahahahaahah she kill me.
long live justice
refuge without rights
Appeal to all human rights organizations.
We need quick action because these refugees are dieing inside Libya hell prisons without any charge.
I think now is the right time to save those refugees from the night mare of the lawless Libyan irresponsible government.
I sent the list to amnesty international in UK and to human right watch USA and i collect these names from different place through the phone call and hand registration and it is responsibility of any person who have commonsense.
And you can call the prisoners by phone which is the phone number appeared at the list:
Some people are working right now in deed it needs the helping hands of all of us.
Pleas do something
thank you for you cooperation
Misgina Keren Hashela
Yohanss Hadish Mokenen
Aman Alemseged Ehdego
Paulos Tesfaldet Tesfazghi
Hagos Uqubu isaias
Ftsum Muhur Kbrom
Tedro Andemariam Ykaalo
Tesfagabr Zeray OkbaGabr
Bereket Micheal Fs,haye
Luwam Habtezghi Gebrehans
Redwan Muhamed Idris
Danial Qelete teklehaymanot
Ghebregzabiher weldrfal Welday
Smret Negasi TeAme
Papes tesfay Kidane
Elias Grmay Tesfazghi Tell 0021892625124
Dawit Tembusa Zerimariam
Micheal Tesfamariam Andu
Fiori fshatsen Hailu
Tsegu Weldeyesus Mebrahtu
Awet Tekeste Beremberas
Merhawi Habtezghi Qeshi,Fshatsen
Segen Mengstab Nguse place of prison Qeryan Hamra
Philmon Netserab Rezene ___________ Sebrat phonn 00218928421342
Abdela Haji Omer
Semere Zomuy Hailemicheal
Mogos Zomuy Hailemicheal
mussie nguse Yemane place of prison Qeryan Hamra
Dejen Gu,ush Haile Phone 002189913566871
Samuel Abrham Gebrezgihier
Tesfalem Fshaye Ghebre
Solomon Berhe Bahta
weldehans berhe Bahta
Haile Tesfaldet Habtu
Philom Mahari Gerezghier
Hailat teklemariam Gerezghier
Dawit Tesfay yacob
Zekereyas Kbrom Bahta
Mebrahtu Negasi Bahta
Amanuel Mebrahtu Bahta
Salina Tesfay Welenkial Phone 002118924923803
Goytom Abrhaley gebrehaymanot
zeray Kahsay Tsegay Kebede
tesfamicheal Eyasu Habte
Tesfamicheal Tsegay Habtegabr place of prison Kumus Sebha
Shimay Tesfagabr Bahrie place of prison Hamra
Jemal Abrham place of prison Hamra
Ande Tewelde Tsegay ___________ Kumus
Abrham Asle ___________ Hamra
Wedi Chilay place of prison Hamra
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Sweden accepts dozens of Eritrean asylum seekers from Israel
Interior ministry announcement comes on the third day of a strike by African asylum seekers, with thousands gathering in Tel Aviv park to protest.
By Ilan Lior and The Associated Press | Jan. 7, 2014 | 4:45 PM | 10
African migrants in Tel Aviv, Jan. 7, 2014
African migrants in Tel Aviv, Jan. 7, 2014. Photo by Moti Milrod
By Jonathan Lis | Jan. 22, 2014 | 10:33 PM |
As a strike by tens of thousands of African asylum seekers against Israel’s migration policies entered its third day on Tuesday, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar announced that dozens of Eritrean asylum seekers had left Israel voluntarily in recent weeks for Sweden.
The announcement did not specify the number of those who had left for Sweden. The majority were apparently women, many of whom had been victims of torture and human trafficking and who had been imprisoned in Israel for a long time.
Sweden agreed to take them in response to a special request by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and to include them in a resettlement plan, due to their special circumstances.
Tens of thousands of migrants stayed away from work Tuesday, as the strike went into its third day. Many of them gathered at Levinsky Park, in south Tel Aviv, to discuss their future action. Among the moves considered were marching toward Jerusalem, Saharonim prison and the Holot detention center in the Negev.
The protest leaders have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday afternoon, during which they are expected to announce what further steps will be taken.
The Interior Ministry said the migrants left for Sweden in the context of a government incentive scheme and were granted $3,500 each upon departure. They are encouraged to leave Israel voluntarily and to promise not to return.
An attorney dealing with residence and migration issues criticized Sa’ar’s announcement. “Asylum seekers who were sent to Sweden did not leave as part of the Ministry’s voluntary departure process, but as part of the efforts of the UNHCR to resettle people who qualify as refugees,” said Oded Feller, who heads the division dealing with residence status and migration in the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.
“It’s not clear what the Interior Ministry take pride in. Sweden only resettles people with refugee status who are not afforded adequate protection in countries they find themselves in. The fact that Sweden took in 50 refugees proves yet again that Israel is the only country that doesn’t recognize Eritrean asylum seekers as refugees, and that other countries feel that Israel is not fulfilling its obligations under the Refugee Convention,” Feller said.
Sa’ar chose to make his announcement in the midst of the strike, despite the transferral to Sweden having occurred a few weeks ago. The announcement stated that “several dozen infiltrators from Eritrea have left for Sweden over the past few weeks, as part of a process of voluntary departure. This is the first time infiltrators were sent to Sweden. Their departure was coordinated with the Swedish government after an agreement between Interior Minister Sa’ar and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The infiltrators left voluntarily with the assistance of the Population and Immigration Authority, getting $3,500 each.”
The ministry spokesman said that in 2013, 2,612 migrants from Africa left Israel as part of this voluntary departure process. Of those, 1,955 were from Eritrea and Sudan.
The Swedish embassy declined to respond to queries by Haaretz. Nor was there a response from the UNHCR.
The three-day protest began Sunday, when tens of thousands of African migrants did not show up for work, disrupting the normal operation of many businesses, primarily restaurants, cafes, hotels, and cleaning services.
Later that day, the representative for the UNHCR in Israel published a rare press release, lambasting Israel’s policy on African migrants, and in particular the new amendments to the country’s anti-infiltration law.
The release, titled “Israel’s new laws and policies do not live up to the Spirit of the 1951 Refugee Convention,” called on Israel to consider alternatives to its current “warehousing” of migrants.
On Monday, more than 10,000 African migrants demonstrated in front of the American embassy near the Tel Aviv promenade. Thousands more gathered in front of the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the European Commission, as the embassies of Ethiopia, Great Britain, France, Canada, Sweden, Germany and Italy.
They called on the international community to exert pressure on the Israeli government to changes its asylum seeker policies, and recognize them as refugees. In addition, the protesters called on the government to stop arresting them and to release those who are imprisoned.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that, despite the events of the past two days, he is still committed to expelling the migrants. “I’d like to make clear that protests and strikes won’t help,” Netanyahu said during a Likud faction meeting. “As we were able to stem the illegal infiltration of our borders, we are steadfast in our commitment to evict those who entered before we closed the border … We aren’t talking about refugees with whom we deal according to international treaties; we are discussing illegal migrant workers, who will be brought to justice.”
Also on Monday, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar said he was “not very impressed with all the crying and complaining” by business owners whose employees were on strike. “With all due respect to the restaurant and café owners in crisis, or those whose cleaning staff didn’t show up, this will not determine Israel’s national policy. On the contrary, let’s think about those Israelis who have lost their jobs [to migrant workers].”
MK Miri Regev (Likud), who heads the Knesset’s Interior and Environment Committee, is promoting an amendment to the National Insurance law that would grant benefits to discharged soldiers who are employed in the restaurant industry as waiters, kitchen hands, cleaning personnel and maintenance crews. Regev said the amendment seeks to make it easier for employers to find workers to replace African migrants. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is scheduled to discuss her proposal this coming Sunday.
Three weeks ago, the government transferred 483 African migrants who had been imprisoned in Saharonim prison to Holot. Many of them participated in the recent protest march from Holot, and were returned to Saharonim for violating the terms of their residency. Last week, the Population and Immigration Authority began instructing other migrants from Eritrea and Sudan to report to the Holot facility in 30 days, or face imprisonment.
Holot residents are forbidden from working and must report for roll call three times a day, in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Tens of thousands of Africans have trekked through neighboring countries to reach Israel in recent years. Many migrants fled oppression at home, hoping for a better life in Israel, yet their influx sparked tensions with locals who blame them for rising crime and a change of the Jewish identity in some neighborhoods.
hahaahah it is funny
The major part of the Israel people why do become agressive against refugees and immigrants. but when you search in the past of their own beautiful history, since they was born till 1948, they was refugees and immigrants in all around the world, and the world has gave them good treatment and protection. Even now half of the Israelian people are living outside Israel and in everywhere you can see that they are living in good condition. but i would like to ask the Israelian people’ why you are cruel? why you are selfish? why do you think that the world is for all of us, and Israel only for israelian people? in this unknown future you should full of humanity, because you have still unpaid debit, regards of human rights and humanity, which is you recieved it from the international community. but today they have forgot everything. but how, the ash of holocaust they become racists, i feel sad deep in my heart for the victims of the holocaust, at the same time i feel so sorry for the racist israel goverment
Cagliari, il caso dei rifugiati senza tetto
Notte in piazza Matteotti per protesta
Hanno dormito in piazza Matteotti i rifugiati senza tetto che hanno ricevuto i permessi di soggiorno e non hanno più diritto all’ospitalità.
Protagonisti della protesta sono stati dieci rifugiati, titolari di protezione internazionale, che dopo aver ricevuto il permesso di soggiorno, sono stati invitati ad abbandonare l’albergo in cui erano ospitati. I rifugiati, dal 31 dicembre, si trovano quindi senza fissa dimora. Su Facebook è stata aperta una pagina, “La panchina dei rifugiati” che intende supportare la causa delle persone che vivono la situazione di difficoltà derivante dalle pratiche amministrative che lo status impone. Tra le tante procedure da affrontare c’è quella che richiede l’iscrizione al servizio sanitario nazionale, obbligatoria anche per i rifugiati. “E’ una delle tante procedure – si legge in un comunicato del Presidio di piazzale Trento che sostiene la protesta – semplice per i cittadini e i parlanti in lingua italiana, ma complesse per non ha mai avuto a che fare con la pubblica amministrazione”.
Giovedì 16 gennaio 2014 08:49
Scandals over scandals again over and again endless scandal on Italy. But if those scandals were in Africa or another countries inside the third world, all the fingers of EU, will pointed to blame the the dictator rules in Africa. the EU is pointing his fingers to the other parts to cover it is own stench inside his own Territories, funny and it is just for laugh
Shame on you EU.
refugee, without rights
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
Sigal Rozen, Hotline for Migrant Workers, email@example.com, 054-8177845
Shahar Shoham, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 054-9431847
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
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
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.