we love life in freedom

we will never forget victims of mediterranean sea

http://www.hr-online.de/website/fernsehen/sendungen/index.jsp?rubrik=5300&key=standard_document_53103413&mediakey=fs/hessenschau/2014_09/140927200126_news_40711&type=v&jm=7&jmpage=1

AGAINST THE MARGINALIZATION OF REFUGEES! FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT AND A RIGHT
TO STAY FOR EVERYONE!

Once again, over 500 refugees died last week in the Mediterranean Sea on
their way to Europe. For people who haven’t experienced that journey or
who have no personal bonds with the victims, this means just abstract
numbers. People don’t really have an idea, how refugees suffer by
leaving their place of birth, their relatives and their whole life
behind in order to go on a journey full of risks and fears. To “ignore”
is what people do every time they watch or read the news on refugees
that died in the Mediterranean Sea and do nothing. Another way of
ignoring is simply “forgetting” about the many refugees who have already
managed to come to Europe and that are now denied the right to stay and
a life in dignity. That’s why we must remember the refugees who passed
away by doing everything we can to fight for the rights of refugees who
are in Europe or still suffering along our borders.

Police and politicians often treat refugees like criminals, especially
when they resist to be deported back to their countries of origin or
back to the countries where they first entered the EU. Racism and
nationalism are still the foundation of the so called “European asylum
system”. Marginalization, poverty and even the killing of people are
widely accepted within and along our borders.

The Dublin Regulation distributes the responsibilities for asylum
seekers among the EU member states. According to it, the country of
first entry is responsible for the examination of the asylum
application. Because of the Dublin regulation, people are permanently
pushed back and forth between the EU states. Deportation caused by the
Dublin regulation is a form of institutionalized racism, since it takes
away the right of people to live in peace and dignity wherever they feel
secure. In order to change this, we need the support of everyone living
in Europe that believes in human rights. We need them to make pressure
and to oblige the politicians to abolish the racist EU regulations. It
is not enough to read the news on the violations committed against
refugees’ rights by the EU and by the police. After long suffering,
refugees are today raising their voices and fingers to the EU! This
voice needs to be heard and supported actively by everyone until it
becomes so loud that it can’t be ignored anymore!

That’s why we are calling everyone to demonstrate with us, to remember
the refugees that died and protest against marginalization and racism –
and for the right to stay for everyone! We need your support, because we
are fighting for the RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO A LIFE IN DIGNITY AND FOR
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT!.

unprotected refuge

Paulos Yacob

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3 responses

  1. The laws that criminalises a person entering another country by a well known way that is so dangerous is anti human. I think the eu should try and create a way of solving this problems on a long term basis.

    October 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

  2. Too sad not only they die but that they are just abstract numbers! The world cant continue like this, more and more refugees will try to escape. it is not a solution for anybody as they surely would like to be back in their country, in a safe environment.

    December 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm

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