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Ellwangen: Mahnwache, Prozesse und Kundgebung am 14. März 2019

Ellwangen Protest

 

von Aktion Bleiberecht Freiburg

Lassen wir es nicht zu, dass ein legitimer Protest von Geflüchteten in der Landeserstaufnahmeeinrichtung Ellwangen weiter kriminalisiert wird.

 

Flyer | Polizeieinsatz in Ellwangen am 3 . Mai 2018 stellte Grund- und Menschenrechte in Frage

Geflüchtete klagen gegen ihre Strafbefehle * Prozess am Donnerstag den 14. März 2019 * 9 und 14 Uhr * Amtsgericht Ellwangen Mahnwache 11 Uhr – 18 Uhr und Kundgebung ab 15.30 Uhr, Am Fuchseck

Protest am 30.April 2018 und Polizeieinsatz am 3. Mai 2018 | Am 30. April 2018 wollte die Polizei um 2:30 Uhr einen Geflüchteten aus der Erstaufnahmeeinrichtung (EA) Ellwangen nach Italien abschieben. Von dem Lärm wachten viele in der Einrichtung auf. Der Betroffene in Handschellen wollte nicht in das Polizeiauto einsteigen. Neugierig kamen immer mehr Menschen aus den Gebäuden. Anfänglich waren es etwa 30 bis 40 Personen, die mit der Polizei diskutierten und sich mit dem Betroffenen solidarisierten. Als immer mehr Bewohner*innen dazu kamen, hat die Polizei die Abschiebeaktion abgebrochen. Der spontane Protest richtete sich gegen das Dublin-Abkommen. Ein Abkommen, das erlaubt, Menschen wie Stückgut in Europa hin und her zu schieben und diese oft in Elend, Obdachlosigkeit und Rechtlosigkeit zurücklässt. Italien verstößt seit Jahren und systematisch gegen die Internationalen und Europäischen Menschenrechtskonventionen, indem es Geflüchtete zwingt auf der Straße zu leben, ihnen menschenwürdige Mindeststandards der Grundversorgung verweigert und sie in rechtlosen Ausbeutungsverhältnissen in seiner Landwirtschaft versklavt. Deutsche Gerichte haben Abschiebungen nach Italien deswegen schon vielfach untersagt (s. z.B. hier: „Rechtswidrige Abschiebungen – Italien ist unzumutbar“ http://www.taz.de/!5445496/). Das Dublin-Abkommen ist insgesamt untauglich um dem international verankerten Grundrecht auf Asyl gerecht zu werden. 2018 wurden fast so viele Menschen abgeschoben, wie Deutschland selbst wieder zurücknehmen musste. Welch ein Irrsinn! Als Antwort auf den Protest fand am 3. Mai 2018 eine politisch motivierte, kriminalisierende und brutale Polizeiaktion mit mehr als 500 Polizist*innen in der Landeserstaufnahmeeinrichtung statt. Es kam zu Zimmerbetretungen und -durchsuchungen, obwohl kein richterlicher Beschluss vorlag. Der ist jedoch zwingend erforderlich. Obwohl keine der Türen der LEA verschlossen werden konnte und durfte, wurden sämtliche Türen durch die Polizeibeamten eingetreten und zerstört. Als Grund der Polizeiaktion wurden ‚Personenfeststellungen“ angegeben. Grünes Licht für den Polizeieinsatz gab das Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart. Wie eine Recherche der Tageszeitung „taz“ vom 3.5.18 belegt, waren die polizeilichen Maßnahmen unangemessen, überzogen und von einer bewusst kriminalisierenden Berichterstattung seitens der Polizei begleitet worden: „Was geschah in Ellwangen“ http://www.taz.de/!5500584/

Fragwürdige Strafbefehle – Durchsuchung „um die Zimmerbelegung festzustellen.“ | Der Polizeieinsatz vom 3. Mai 2018 selbst, war Auslöser von mehr als 25 Strafverfahren. Viele erhielten Strafbefehle. Aus Angst und Unkenntnis wurden Strafbefehle akzeptiert, hunderte Euro bezahlt, Betroffene erhielten belastende Tagessätze. Dies obwohl sämtliche Strafbefehle fragwürdig begründet sind. Einmal wird als Grund für den Polizeieinsatz „die Gewährleistung des ordnungsgemäßen Betriebs in der LEA“ genannt, dann die „polizeiliche Personenkontrolle“ und dann wieder, dass „die aktuelle Zimmerbelegung festgestellt“ werden sollte. Alles Begrifflichkeiten, die es auch der Polizei nicht erlauben, ohne richterlichen Durchsuchungsbeschluss Zimmer von Geflüchteten zu betreten oder zu durchsuchen.

Strafverfahren vor dem Amtsgericht Ellwangen / Kurzzeitige Verhaftung nach 9 Monaten | Insgesamt kam es nach unseren Kenntnissen bislang zu vier Strafverfahren vor dem Amtsgericht Ellwangen. Ein Geflüchteter, der bereits mehr als drei Monate in Untersuchungshaft war, wurde von dem Vorwurf des tätlichen Angriffs gegen Polizeibeamte freigesprochen. Der Haftbefehl wurde aufgehoben. Er bekam keine Haftentschädigung und bezahlt noch heute mehr als 1.000 € für die Gerichtskosten. Ein weiteres Verfahren mit gleichem Sachverhalt wurde eingestellt. Der Geflüchtete hatte gegen den Strafbefehl geklagt. Ein dritter Geflüchteter wurde zu 6 Monaten Gefängnis ohne Bewährung verurteilt. Hier hat das Gericht ein Exempel statuiert. Der Betroffene habe bei einem Gerangel einem Polizisten zwei- drei mal gegen den Helm geschlagen, war die Begründung für die lange Haft. Alle drei Personen sprechen neben ihrer Muttersprache nur französisch. Sie konnten den Polizeieinsatz, der in ihrem Zimmer um 5:30 Uhr morgens stattfand, nicht einordnen. Weil sie nichts verstanden haben, gerieten sie in Panik. Und so kam es bei einem ähnlichen Sachverhalt zu drei unterschiedlichen Urteilen. Im Zusammenhang mit der Polizeirazzia am 3. Mai 2018, klagen zwei weitere Bewohner gegen die ihnen zugestellten Strafbefehle. Die Prozesse werden am 14. März 2019 stattfinden. Vor dem Verwaltungsgericht Stuttgart steht ebenfalls noch ein Verfahren aus. Ein Geflüchteter klagt gegen den Polizeieinsatz vom 3. Mai 2018. Neun Monate nach dem Protest in Ellwangen, wurde am 30. Januar 2019 ein Familienvater, der in der Einrichtung lebt, zur Polizeistation der Erstaufnahmeeinrichtung gebracht, dort einen Tag festgehalten und dann dem Haftrichter vorgeführt. Das Amtsgericht Ellwangen erließ einen Haftbefehl wegen „Landfriedensbruch und Gefangenenbefreiung“. Zwei Wochen später, musste der Betroffene nach einer Haftbeschwerde wieder freigelassen werden.

Auch in Landeserstaufnahmeeinrichtungen gelten Grund- und Menschenrechte | Landeserstaufnahmeeinrichtungen sind politische Institutionen, Lager, in denen zahlreiche eingeschränkte Rechte für Geflüchtete wirken. Geflüchtete werden zu streng kontrollierten und überwachten Personen, zu Strichcodes, zu Nummern. Der Tagesablauf ist reglementiert. Wer zu spät zur Essensausgabe kommt, bekommt kein Essen. Durch sogenannte gemeinnützige Arbeit werden für 80 Cent/Stunde Menschen zur ‘Arbeit’, die der Aufrechterhaltung der Einrichtung dient, gezwungen. Wer sich weigert wird sanktioniert. Einschränkungen der persönlichen Freiheit und des Selbstbestimmungsrechts finden täglich statt. Menschen werden verwaltet. Dazu braucht es Hausmeister, Securities, eine Betreiberfirma, eine Verwaltung, Sozialarbeiter*innen, eine Essensfirma, die Polizei und weitere mehr. Alles in allem sind Lager ein perfides Konstrukt der Isolation und Überwachung unter einem demokratischen Deckmantel. Und genau da wo die persönlich Freiheit und die Selbstbestimmung angegriffen wird, etabliert sich ein Verwal-tungsalltag, bei dem auch Grund- und Menschenrechte für Geflüchtete latent immer mehr unterlaufen werden. Und so ist es kein Zufall, dass sich in den EA‘s eine Eigendynamik entwickelt in der dann Polizeiaktionen, wie die am 3. Mai 2018, stattfinden können.

Auch die Privat- und Intimsphäre von Geflüchteten sind vom Grundgesetz geschützt | Obwohl die Zimmer in denen Geflüchtete leben, nach Artikel 13 GG „Unverletzlichkeit der Wohnung“ geschützt ist, wurde am 3. Mai 2018 von mehr 500 Polizeibeamte gegen dieses Grundrecht verstoßen. Die daraus entwickelten Rangeleien, bei denen 11 Bewohner verletzt wurden, werden den Bewohnern als Widerstand gegen Polizeibeamte oder tätlichem Angriff ausgelegt. Wenn Geflüchtete gezwungen werden in Massenlagern zu leben, sind Grund- und Menschenrechte nicht außer Kraft gesetzt. Auch nicht durch Hausordnungen oder Betreiberverträge. Neben dem Recht auf Meinungs- und Informationsfreiheit steht Geflüchteten wie jedem anderen Bevölkerungsteil auch das Versammlungs- und Demonstrationsrecht zu. Unter diesem Schutz stand auch der sehr spontane Protest am 30. April 2018.

Ellwangen ist zum Symbol für unseren Protest geworden. | Wir dürfen nicht zulassen, dass durch staatliche Stellen, einer politischen Staatsanwaltschaft, Parteien, einer rassistischen Ellwangen-Hysterie oder durch eine undifferenzierte Presseberichterstattung, die Rechte der Geflüchteten noch weiter zu ihrem Nachteil verschoben werden. Es geht hier grundsätzlich um die Verteidigung von Grund- und Menschen-rechte. Gesetze wie das „Geordnete Rückkehr-Gesetz“ dürfen nicht in Kraft treten. Die Angriffe auf die ‘Unverletzlichkeit der Wohnung’ müssen mit aller Deutlichkeit verurteilt werden. Sämtliche Verfahren, die im Zusammenhang mit dem Polizeieinsatz in Ellwangen stehen, müssen sofort eingestellt werden.Kommt am Donnerstag den 14. März 2019 zur Mahnwache, zu den beiden Prozessen und zur Kundgebung nach Ellwangen.Ob Ellwangen, Donauwörth, Donaueschingen oder andere EA‘s, diese Zentren dürfen keine Einrichtungen der Rechtslosigkeit sein. Grund- und Menschenrechte gelten auch für Menschen die darin leben müssen.

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Kundgebung für Familiennachzug – Wiesbaden – Hauptbahnhof, 02.03.2019, 13 Uhr

Familiennachzug Protest Wiesbaden

Gemeinsam für Familiennachzug und Grundrechte!

سويالم الشمل والحقوق الأساسية!

 

02.03.2019 – 13:00 Uhr – Hauptbahnhof – 65189 Wiesbaden

Seit 01.08. 2018 ist das Gesetz für Familiennachzug zu Geflüchteten mit subsidiärem Schutzstatus in Kraft: Aus den Visumsanträgen ihrer Familienangehörigen sollen 1000 Personen pro Monat ausgewählt werden, die als „humanitäre Fälle“ einreisen dürfen. Damit wurde aus dem Recht auf Familiennachzug ein willkürliches Gnadenrecht.
Die Erfahrungen der letzten Monate zeigen: Das Antragsverfahren ist kompliziert und mehrstufig und die beteiligten Behörden bearbeiten die Anträge sehr langsam. Besonders im Hessen wurden kaum Visa ausgegeben, manche Anträge wurden vier Monate lang nicht bearbeitet. Das entlarvt das Gesetz als Instrument, um Familiennachzug zu verhindern.
Gleichzeitig verhindern Gesetze und bürokratische Hürden auch bei vielen anderen Familien ihr Zusammenleben, zum Beispiel indem für den Familiennachzug Dokumente verlangt werden, die Flüchtlinge aus vielen Ländern nicht beschaffen können.
Es macht uns wütend, dass die deutsche Regierung und das Asyl- und Aufenthaltsrecht Rechte von Flüchtlingen missachten. Wir wollen ein uneingeschränktes Recht auf Bildung, das Recht auf Sicherheit und ein Leben ohne Verfolgung. Wir wollen Respekt für alle Formen von Familie und das Recht auf Zusammenleben mit unseren Familien, wir fordern eine Arbeitserlaubnis, menschenwürdige Unterkünfte mit Privatsphäre und Bewegungsfreiheit.
Mit einer Demonstration in Wiesbaden ( Hessen ) am 2. März wollen wir zeigen, dass wir weiter gemeinsam protestieren werden, bis Grund- und Menschenrechte endlich für alle gelten.

دخل القانون لم الشمل لاصحاب الحمايه حيز التنفيذ في بداية شهر آب – أغسطس ٢٠١٨ ، و نص القانون على تحديد سقف أعظمي عن طريق منح ألف تأشيرة ( فيزة) شهريا لذوي أسر الأشخاص الحاصلين على الحماية الثانوية فقط للذين لديهم حالات إنسانية (صعبة) ( حسب تقييم الدوائر الحكومية المعنية ) .القرار وصف على إنه تقيد للم شمل الأسرة.
أظهرت التجارب و الأرقام في الأشهر الماضية بأن اجراءات التقدم بطلب التأشيرة (الفيزة) معقدة للغاية ،و تشكل عبئ على الدوائر الالمانية المعنية بالأمر ،والتي عالجت الطلبات ببطئ شديد وخصوصي في ولايه هيسن حيث انه يوجد طلبات من اربعه اشهر عالقه ولَم يصدر اَي تأشيرة (فيزة) الا القليل و بالتالي القرار قد أدى لإعاقة لم الشمل .
بنفس الوقت القانون و البيروقراطية يعرقلان عملية لم الشمل بالانسبة للاجئين القادمين من عدة دول عند طلب أوراق معينة لايستطيع الاجئين الحصول عليها أبداً.
وإننا نعبر عن غضبنا بسبب الاساءة لقانون اللجوء و حقوق اللاجئين الأساسية من قبل الحكومة الألمانية .نحن نطالب بحقوق كاملة غير مشروطة ،كحق التعلم و حق الأمن والأمان وحق التعايش ضمن أسرة واحدة مجتمعة دون اضطهاد او ملاحقة . نحن نطالب بلم شمل الأسر و نطالب باحترام حق لم الشمل و تعايش الأسر ضمن سقف واحد .كذلك نطالب بتحقيق الكرامة الإنسانية واحترام الخصوصية و حرية الرأي.
ولذلك ندعو لمظاهرة مركزية في فيس بادن بولايه هيسن في الثاني من آذار ٢٠١٩ و من خلال هذه النشاطات نريد أن نظهر بأننا متوحدين حول هدف واحد وسنبقى نكافح لتشمل الحقوق الإنسانية و الأساسية الجميع.

Konferenz: Die Sahara – eine neue tödliche Außengrenze der EU? Externalisierung der Grenzen

Unser Europa hat keine Grenzen

Unser Europa hat keine Grenzen

Wann: 24.11.2018 – 10:00 Uhr
Wo: Aquarium (neben Südblock) Skalitzer Str. 6 10999 Berlin

English see below

Die südliche Grenze der Europäischen Union bildet nicht mehr das Mittelmeer, sondern wurde mit Hilfe von Überwachungstechnik, Grenzzäunen und militärischen Checkpoints “externalisiert”, das heißt nach Nordafrika verlagert.
Die neue südliche EU Außengrenze liegt in Libyen, Niger, Senegal, Algerien und Tunesien und soll Migrations- und Flüchtlingsströme schon in der Sahara stoppen. Nach dem großen medialen Aufschrei über den Sklavenhandel in Libyen im Dezember letzten Jahres, wurden mehr als 30.000 Menschen aus Libyen “evakuiert”.
Eine zu diesem Zweck gegründete gemeinsame Einsatztruppe der Afrikanischen Union, der Europäischen Union und der Vereinten Nationen verbrachten innerhalb von sechs Monaten Zigtausende Geflüchtete und Migrant*innen nach Niger in sogenannte Transitzentren oder direkt zurück in ihre Herkunftsländer. Im Sommer letzten Jahres deportierte Algerien irreguläre Migrant*innen – nicht in ihre Herkunftsländer, sondern bis an die südliche Grenze: 13.000 Menschen wurden von den Militärtrucks mitten in der Sahara ausgesetzt.
Tausende von Menschen liefen zu Fuß nach Niger, viele verdursteten. Während Europa Ausschiffungsplattformen diskutiert, wird in Niger die Infrastruktur dafür aufgebaut – finanziert mit europäischer Entwicklungshilfe (European Trust Fund for Africa).

Wir werden mit verschiedenen Expert*innen darüber diskutieren, wie die EU seine Außengrenzen systematisch in die Länder Nordafrikas verlegt, welche Folgen dies für die jeweiligen Länder hat und welche Unterstützungsstrukturen (Rasthäuser, Alarmphone Sahara etc) es für Migrant*innen vor Ort und in Europa gibt.

Eine Kooperation von borderline europe – Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen e.V. und dem Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.

Vortrag, Workshops und Filmscreening mit anschließender Diskussion mit Ibrahim Manzo Diallo – Afrique Europe Interact / Alarmphone Sahara, Bruno Watara – Intitiative gegen das EU Grenzregime, Kumut Imesh- Co-Regisseur des Films und Aktivist in Paris u.a.

Die Veranstaltung wird in englischer und französischer Sprache stattfinden.

Programm:

10 – 10.45 Uhr
Begrüßung und Einleitung: Menschenrechtsverletzungen an den EU-Außengrenzen
Andrea Staeritz – Borderline Europe

10.45 – 11.00 Kaffeepause

11.00 – 12.30 Uhr
Diskussion: Lokale Auswirkungen des EU-Grenzregimes und Widerstand in
Libyen und Niger Ibrahim Manzo Diallo – Afrique Europe Interact /
Alarmphone Sahara
Andrea Staeritz – Borderline Europe

12.30 – 13.30 Uhr Mittagspause

13.30 – 14.30 Uhr
Direkte und indirekte Auswirkungen der europäischen Migrationspolitik in
Afrika
Bruno Watara – Initiative gegen das EU Grenzregime

14.30 – 15.00 Kaffeepause

15.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Filmvorführung mit anschließender Diskussion: Revenir, To Return
Kumut Imesh- Co-Regisseur des Films und Aktivist in Paris

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The Sahara – a new deadly external border of the EU? Externalisation of borders II

The Mediterranean no longer marks the southern border of the European Union. With the help of surveillance technology, border fences and military checkpoints, the border was “externalised” to North Africa.
The new southern EU external border is located in Libya, Niger, Senegal, Algeria and Tunisia and is intended to stop migration and block refugee routes flows already in the Sahara. After the media scoop and public outcry about slave auctions in Libya in December last year, more than 30,000 people were “evacuated” from Libya.
Within six months a joint task force set up for this purpose by the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations brought tens of thousands of refugees and migrants* to Niger in so-called transit centres or directly back to their countries of origin. Last summer Algeria deported irregular migrants* not to their countries of origin but to the southern border: 13,000 people were abandoned by the military trucks in the middle of the Sahara.
Thousands of people walked to Niger on foot, many dying of thirst. While Europe is discussing disembarkation platforms, Niger is building the infrastructure for this – financed with European development aid (European Trust Fund for Africa).

We will discuss with different experts how the EU systematically relocates its external borders to the countries of North Africa, what consequences this has for the respective countries and what support structures (rest houses, Alarmphone Sahara etc.) for migrants exist, there and in Europe.

A cooperation of borderline europe – Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen e.V. and the Bildungswerk Berlin of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Lecture, workshops and film screening with following discussion with Ibrahim Manzo Diallo – Afrique Europe Interact / Alarmphone Sahara, Bruno Watara – Intitiatve gegen das EU Grenzregime, Kumut Imesh – co-director of the film and activist in Paris and others.

The event will be held in English and French

Program:

10 – 10.45
Welcome and Introduction: Human Rights Violations at the EU external borders
Andrea Staeritz – Borderline Europe

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30
Discussion: Local impacts of the EU border regime and resistance in
Lybia and Niger
Ibrahim Manzo Diallo – Afrique Europe Interact / Alarmphone Sahara
Andrea Staeritz – Borderline Europe

12.30 – 13.30 Uhr Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.30 Uhr
Direct and indirect impacts of European migration politics in Africa
Bruno Watara – Initiative gegen das EU Grenzregime

 

Turkey: State paramilitaries are destroying Syrian refugees’ tent homes in İzmir

As of February 8th, refugees living in tents in the Torbalı and Bayındır districts of İzmir are being evacuated in accordance with district governorate decisions through the intervention of its gendarmerie State paramilitary force. The tent areas are being removed. Thousands of refugees, who left their countries because of the civil war in Syria, have been struggling to survive as seasonal agricultural workers and living in the tent camps, constructed through their own efforts, in rural areas of İzmir.

Since Wednesday, many tent areas have been removed by gendarmerie without reason. Some tent areas were given until Monday to evacuate. Refugees whose assigned residence city is not İzmir have been expelled and people are being told they are expected to rent homes. However, for the majority of the refugees who work for very low wages it is not possible to earn enough money to move into a house.

In return for originally directing people to the tent areas and finding people jobs, “dayıbaşı” (the bosses of the areas) deduct money from refugees’ wages, pay irregularly or do not pay people at all. Since the agricultural workers need to live close to their working areas and don’t know the local language [Turkish], they are forced to accept the dayıbaşı system. Thus, being evacuated from their tents means taking away their means to an income.

What this means is that refugees who already left everything they had in Syria will, for a long time, now be unable to earn an income — demand for seasonal workers decreases in winter. They have survived through the cold weather thanks to tents, food, firing, diapers and hygiene products provided by a limited number of volunteers and CSO’s. The tent areas, which lack toilets, showers, clean water and  have been covered in mud from rainfall, are being ignored by the authorities.

These conditions affect children the most. Children are exposed to illnesses and developmental disabilities as a result of poor nutrition and health conditions. Hospitals deny treatment to refugees without documents. Even the death of baby Noaf, of pneumonia, after being refused hospital treatment did not impact government policy; which makes it particularly hard for refugees to get registered. And there are lots of children suffering from pneumonia in the camps. The threat of forced displacement by the gendarmerie further deepens the trauma of children, initially caused by the civil war and subsequent poor living conditions.

Last May, before the harvest, these tent areas providing a living space for nearly 2,000 people were removed by the district governorate. It is thought-provoking that the same action is now being taken just before seed-time, when the demand for seasonal workers increases. All this despite three years of speculation that the district governorate and municipality had plans to move people from the tent areas to one central place; to improve the living conditions of agricultural worker refugees.

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Brandenburg – Neuer Erlass zu Opfern von rassistisch motivierter Gewalt?

Gemeinsame Presseerklärung von International Women’s Space und Women in Exile

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Wie alle GruppPresseerklärung von International Women’s Space und Women in Exileen, die in Brandenburg mit Geflüchteten arbeiten, freuen wir uns über den neuen Erlass des Landes Brandenburg zu Personen, die Opfer von rassistische motivierten Gewalttaten wurden und abschiebebedroht sind.¹ Es ist ein erster Schritt, denen ein Bleiberecht zu geben, die von Nazis attackiert wurden und dies beweisen können; die schwer verletzt wurden und die aufgrund niemals wieder voll genesen werden. Aber was ist mit den anderen?

Rassismus auf der Straße, Beleidigungen und Einschüchterungen von Neonazis sind weiterhin tägliche Erlebnisse von Geflüchteten. In einem Fall bedrohte ein Mann zwei Frauen aus Henningsdorf in einem Supermarkt, indem er mit einer Schreckschusspistole auf sie zielte. Solche Vorfälle zu beweisen bedeutet einen komplizierten Prozess, der weiteren Stress und Traumata bei den Betroffenen auslöst und sie zwingt, die traumatischen Erlebnisse noch einmal zu durchleben.

Weiterhin erleben viele Flüchtlingsfrauen, die in Lagern erleben täglich physische und sexualisierte Gewalt, sowohl innerhalb also auch außerhalb des Lagers.Hinzu kommt die psychische Gewalt des Lebens unter beengten, unhygienischen Umständen in geschlechtergemischten Unterkünften, bewacht von meist männlichem Sicherheitspersonal, die jede Bewegung kontrollieren.. Einen weiteren Ausgangspunkt von sowohl psychischer als auch physischer Gewalt stellt die neue Angst vor unangekündigten Abschiebungen dar – meist in der mitten in der Nacht.Diese Gewalttaten werden vom deutschen Staat selbt verübt, der sein Unterdruckungssystem durch brutale Polizeigewalt durchsetzt. In aktuellen Fällen erzwungener Abschiebeversuche in Hennigsdorf und Cottbus wurden Frauen ernsthaft verletzt und wurden traumatisiert. Wir glauben nicht daran, dass der Staat warten sollte, bis Geflüchtete für ihr Leben lang beschädigt oder (re)traumatisiert sind, bevor ihnen ein Bleiberecht zusteht!

Women in Exile und International Women’s Space haben viele Frauen unterstützt, die innerhalb und außerhalb des Lagers angegriffen wurden. Einige der Fälle wurden der Polizei gemeldet. Gewalt gegen Frauen ist Gewalt, ob sie von einem anderen Flüchtling, der Polizei oder Neonazis ausgeht. Deshalb fordern wir:

Bleiberecht für alle!

Entschädigung für alle Opfer rassistischer Gewalt!

Lasst uns auf allen Ebenen gegen Rassismus kämpfen!

 


Brandenburg – new decree on victims of racist motivated violence? Joint Press Release by International Women’s Space and Women in Exile

Like all the groups in Brandenburg working with refugees, we are happy to welcome the new decree of the state of Brandenburg on persons who are victims of racially motivated violence and are subject to deportations.¹ It is a first step to grant a right of residence to persons who were attacked by Nazis and who were able to prove it; who were seriously injured and will never fully recover from that attack. But what about the others? Street racism, abuse and threats from neo-Nazis are still a daily occurrence for refugees.

In one case, two women from Hennigsdorf were threatened by a man pointing a gun at them in a supermarket. But to prove such assaults is a complicated process that causes further stress and trauma to the victims who are forced to relive their traumatic experiences.

Furthermore, many refugee women living in lagers experience physical and sexualized violence every day, both from inside and outside the lagers. Added to this is the psychological violence of living in crowded, unsanitary conditions, in mixed gender camps, guarded by male security staff who control their movements. Another source of both psychological and physical violence is the new threat of unannounced deportations, often in the dead of night.

These violences are perpetrated by the German state itself, which reenforces its system of oppression with police brutality. In recent cases of forced deportation in Hennigsdorf and Cottbus, women suffered severe injuries and ended up traumatized. We do not believe the state should wait until refugees are maimed or (re)traumatized before they are granted the right to stay!

Women in Exile and International Women’s Space have assisted refugee women who have beenattacked outside and inside the lagers. Some of these cases have been reported to the police. Violence against women is violence, whether it is coming from fellow refugees, the police or neo-Nazis.

That is why we demand:

Right to stay for all!

Compensation for all victims of racist violence!

Fight racism on all levels!

 

Contact and further information:

Elizabeth Ngari / Women in Exile e.V.,

Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 164, 14482 Potsdam

info@women-in-exile.net

/ 0331-24348233 /

 

Greece: Hunger Strike in Elliniko Camp in Athens

Hunger Strike in Elliniko CampInfomobile Information with, about and for refugees in Greece

On 5th February 2017, most of the adults among the 711 refugees residing in a state-run Camp in the former Athens National Airport (Camp Elliniko II), in the majority coming from Afghanistan, started a hunger strike to protest against their degrading living conditions demanding for their transfer to homes, papers and freedom of movement for all. As reported by one of the refugees, it is very likely that residents of the two other camps in Elliniko (the nearby Olympic baseball and a hockey stadiums) might join in the protest tomorrow.

Among the 1,600 refugees living in the three camps of Elliniko there are some who are there already since one year. Elliniko Camp was opened already back in autoumn 2015, in a period where thousands were arriving to Greece and many stayed homeless in the parks and squares of Athens.
Planned as a temporary solution to ‘clear’ the capitals’ streets from the many homeless and repeatedly announced to be closed as belonging to one of the most infamous camps in Greece, it still stayed open until today, but always portrayed as ‘provisory’ under the UNHCR-category ‘informal site’.

Refugees used to live in the former airport throughout 2016 for months suffering under overcrowdedness, filthy insufficient toilettes and showers, inadequate food and without any information or legal aid. While the population has been reduced visible, the camp still is inadequate to host refugees and living conditions remain poor. Many highly vulnerable people still stay there. There are elderly, pregnant women, single mothers, people with mental health problems, people with chronic and
heavy diseases etc. In the meantime, many refugees are living there since one year.

Amongst others, refugees who started the protest complained about the quality of the food, lack of basic needs as for example milk and diapers for babies and toddlers, no hot water, no laundry, lack of translators for sick persons who have to go to hospital and no coverage of their transportation there. It is matter of survival, they state. They do not care about having more clothes or more food. But: food which doesnt’ make sick. Enough food, in order not to be hungry. Heating in order not to freeze.

“There are only a hand full of persons among us who speak English
and who can translate. They have to accompany anyone who gets sick to
the hospital, as the authorities and NGOs do not provide us with
translators for these purposes nor are there translators found in the
hospitals. We don’t even get the transportation costs re-funded for the
public transport used while accompanying some sick person. Some of us
got fined more than 30 times already for using the public transportation
without tickets. We will have severe problems in our asylum procedure,
to get an ID and passport, if recognized, if we have open fines to pay.
And they will increase successively if unpaid.”

Refugees living in Elliniko are suffering also mentally from the living conditions in the camp and their insecure situation in Greece and Europe.

“There are often fights. No one feels safe. People are in a
miserable state. they don’t know what to do. Many fear to stay forever
in Greece, where even Greek people cannot survive. There are no jobs,
there is no future. We fear European policies, which aim to increase
deportations of Afghans. Some of us have their relatives back in
Afghanistan. They cannot sleep at night, because they left them back in
conflict. There are people staying here who drink and fight. There is no
safety in the camp. There is no survival in Greece and there is no
safety in Afghanistan.”

More than 60% of the refugees in all three Elliniko Sites are women and
children

Amongst the refugee population in the camp are women with their kids awaiting their transfer to another European state where their husbands are. There are small kids with Asthma, like this 4-year-old girl who has to go to hospital almost every single night. People lock the doors to protect the salon from the cold, so no fresh air can enter. Many people smoke inside, others cook. The sewage water from the toilettes smells. So many get problems to breath. There is also a young man who had so
severe psychological problems, that he had to be transferred into the psychiatric clinic for a month. He was paranoid, thinking at any point someone wanted to kill him. He is taking medicaments now, but he is back in the camp, staying among 700 persons with his family. There is this pregnant lady in her 6th month, who often gets pains and has to visit the hospital again and again. She still lives there. Another woman just gave birth in there one month before. She is also still there.

Now, the refugees are trying to rase their voices to the world. They are already self-organised, having elected five representatives and holding plenaries since months. Now they want to provoke change, as they cannot suffer any longer.

“I am in danger in Afghanistan. I am even in danger in Greece. I was
told to get myself an appointment at the Asylum Service via Skpye, but
Skype isn’t responding.”

A woman holding a speech on the protest today said:

“We left Afghanistan because of the life-threatening situation and
for a future for our children. You closed the borders in front of us.
You locked us up in Greece. Now you are responsible to provide us with
what is needed to survive at least. Our children get sick here, and the
one doctor we have here for a few hours a day doesn’t give them medicine
but tell them to go an drink some water or some juice. We have the right
to have a good doctor, to have medicine. Even a pregnant woman gave
birth here, because the ambulance came so late.”

“There are mice in here. There is so much garbage outside. People
get sick from being here.”

Most adult refugees living in the camp attended the hunger strike today and plan to continue until the authorities, UNHCR and Danish Refugee Council (DRC) who are responsible in the camp listen and react to their demands:

– Open homes! Open the cities! Immediate evacuation of all into
dignified living conditions!

“We need to stay in the city and in our own rooms or flats. We don’t
want to be transferred to just another tent camp or prefab camp at the
margins of society! We want our children to go to school and we want to
go to work and earn our own living by ourselves in order to build up our
lives independently. We want to be free and participate in daily life as
all others do in this country.”

– Give papers and residence to stay to all refugees and allow anyone who
wants to move to another country to relocate legally and to join their
relatives! No discrimination of certain nationalities!

“The relocation program is discriminative. The right of free
movement should be given to all refugees. Many have their mothers,
fathers, brothers or sisters, their children or grandparents abroad.
Everybody has the right to be with his or her families. All people have
the right to live and work, somewhere, where it is possible to survive.
Even Greeks are searching for jobs outside of Greece. They are surviving
by returning to stay with their families. We have no one to help us
here, no one to open his or her house for us or to give us food. If
there is a chance to survive here, to find a job here, then we will
stay. As long as there isn’t, we should be allowed to move on legally.”

– Stop deportations to Turkey! Stop deportations to Greece! Stop
deportations to Afghanistan! Stop deportations to any unsafe countries!
The right to life for all!

“We fight for our rights. We fight for the rights of the others too.
The ones who are on the islands now, should be allowed to come to the
mainland, to seek asylum here, to stay here. Currently, people hardly
arrive to Greece anymore. The Turkish and the Greek Coast Guard,
together with the European Coast Guard fight refugees back on the sea
border. They stop them, from arriving to a place for asylum and
protection. The few who still come should be given a chance to stay.
Some of them who were allowed to move to the mainland arrive to Athens
without a place to stay. They are not permitted in the camps. Others
come to Athens without permit. They even have to return to the island.
We want freedom for all.”

“They want to start returning refugees who have been fingerprinted
here after March 15th of this year, back to Greece. No one can survive
here. We like to be in Greece. There are some nice people here, the
weather is good and the mentality of the Greeks is a little bit like our
own. But there are no jobs and there is no help for us. So how can we
find a home? How can we secure food for our kids? We also liked much
more to be in our homes in Afghanistan. But there is so safety but but
only war.”

“Europe is talking about the deportation of Afghans. Some countries
started already to return our people back even though their lives are in
danger in Afghanistan. Our president has signed a deal with Europe to
get money in exchange for taking refugees back. But our own politicians
keep their families in Europe for their own safety. European governments
advice their own citizens not to visit our country for safety reasons.
If we go back, we will die. Everybodys’ lives matter!”

Urgent help needed to stop deportations to Sudan

Amnesty International Campaign

Drawing: Paul Gendrot

Amnesty International is mobilizing against the deportation of two people arrested in Calais on 25th of October during the destruction of the shantytown to Sudan and flights  scheduled  to Khartoum (see here and there).

A presentation of their situation and a campaign via twitter are online here:

https://www.amnesty.fr/refugies-et-migrants/actualites/france-deux-personnes-bientot-renvoyes-dans-un-pays

Amnesty International also asks people to contact the Minister of the Interior by e-mail:

“We urgently need your help.
Two young Sudanese men, Ibrahim and Baker, are at risk of being expelled at any time by France to conflict zones in Sudan.
Ibrahim already has a scheduled flight tomorrow Saturday [flight was cancelled, but another flight is scheduled for Tuesday].

Help us to strengthen our pressure on the Minister of the Interior to decide to interrupt the deportation process.

You can call the minister through Twitter:
Or send the message below to Bernard Cazeneuve : sec.immigration@interieur.gouv.fr
Do not forget to send us a copy : scampagne@amnesty.fr

Thank you for your help

Monsieur le ministre,
Je vous écris pour vous demander d’interrompre l’expulsion de deux ressortissants Soudanais, Ibrahim C et Baker A, actuellement détenus au centre de rétention de Vincennes et pouvant faire l’objet à tout moment d’un éloignement du territoire.
Ibrahim C et Baker A sont respectivement originaires du Darfour et du Kordofan du Sud, deux Etats du Soudan où la guerre sévit depuis des années, et où les civils sont victimes de violations graves de leurs droits humains. S’ils sont renvoyés vers Khartoum, Ibrahim C et Baker A risquent en outre de subir des mauvais traitements de la part des services de sécurité soudanais.
La France est tenue, en vertu de la convention de 1951 relative au statut des réfugiés et de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne, de ne pas renvoyer des personnes vers des pays où elles seraient exposées à des risques de violations graves de leurs droits humains.
Je vous remercie par avance de prendre en compte ma demande en interrompant les procédures d’expulsion en cours.
Je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur le ministre, l’expression de ma haute considération. » “

(translation for info)

Minister,
I am writing to ask you to interrupt the deportation of two Sudanese nationals, Ibrahim C and Baker A, who are currently detained at the Vincennes detention center and who may be deported from the territory at any time.

Ibrahim C and Baker A are respectively from Darfur and South Kordofan, two states of Sudan where war has been rampant for years, and civilians are the victims of serious human rights violations. If they are sent back to Khartoum, Ibrahim C and Baker A are also at risk of being mistreated by the Sudanese security services.
France is required by the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union not to return persons to countries where they are at risk of serious violations of their human rights.
I thank you in advance for taking my request into account by interrupting the deportation procedures in progress.

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected Ibrahim’s suspension review, who has a new flight scheduled for Tuesday, 22nd November. It is looking at Baker’s. Both have yet to be presented to the Judge of Freedoms and Detention tomorrow 20th of October and still have an appeal before the administrative court concerning Sudan as the country of destination.

Three more people who are locked up at the CRA at Vincennes have been presented to the Sudanese ambassador for deportation to that country.

Eviction day at #Bornitzstr102 : the true face of “human rights”, “democracy”, “justice” and “freedom”

Posted originally in abriraqui

Yesterday night, I went to visit my friends at #Bornitzstr102, with another friend, somehow I needed to share with someone what the last 2 weeks have been for people at the Lager.

When trying to get in, yesterday, the security told me, no they cannot receive visits, they are going to be expelled, they have no right to stay here. It was 20h, my eyes wide open, “two days ago, it was the same situation, and I could visit them without problem” I said, “today we’ve been told, they cannot receive any visit”, so for the sake of a job, they were carrying out orders. Finally another person that I know, came to pick me up, he is staying in the Lager, so finally I went in. What happened after, maybe I’ll write it in another moment. Now, I feel this preventing people from receiving visits was a premonition of what was going to happen today.

19.06.2016 at 11am, a friend sent me a what’sup, “the police is here and wants us to go”, I was trying to work, so I didn’t read this message until almost two hours later. When I read it, I thought “Oh fuck!!!!”. I answered and said “I’m coming”, I finished what I was doing, I stood up and went there. There were several police cars, blue lights on, some standing at the entrance, some in the hall, others in the first floor, the floor of the ones resisting, in whole maybe around 15 policemen. I called my friend and said “I’m here, but you need to pick me up, they will let me in to visit you”.

While waiting for him to come down, I had to see how one of the securities, a big guy, that having a shit job, at this moment felt he had power on the refugees, said to one person sitting in the hall, “out, go out, you cannot be here”, the guy just sitting said in just body language, I’m waiting, “you have to leave, you had two leave 2 weeks ago, so now out!!!!”. I asked the security, “is he not a person?, is not any other way to treat people? do you think that is ok?”, he changed his voice, from this “I have the power little piece of shit” voice, to a “this is a visitor I have to calm down before I get in trouble” voice and said calmly “well, he cannot stay here any longer, he has to leave”.

In between they came to pick me up, so I’m not sure if the security threw this guy right away or if he waited.

Once I was inside, as I went up the stairs, I saw how 5-6 policemen were surrounding one of the people and “showing” him the way. He could not move, he could not stop to say bye to some of the people still in one of the rooms, they accompanied him to the door. Already after 10 minutes in the Lager, my body got stiff, anger, impotence, rage were settling inside me. They told me, that some of the people had gone out in the morning, and now they could not go inside to pick up their staff. Another friend with medical problems was in his rooms, the fact of the police throwing him out had affected his diabetes, he got a peak, to the level of being at risk of heart attack, finally they took him to the hospital. Once his situation was under control, he came back (around 2-3h later), he could not enter the Lager. I guess that the thoughts of the workers at the Lager were “we are doing our job, we are good citizens, we follow the rules”. Again and again only one thought has being going on through my brain, “where the hell has humanity gone to, to justify everything on the name of a shit job?” “what the hell has happened with humanity not to consider humans other people, to treat them worse that animals?”, even rats are treated with care not get harmed while refugees, must cope with everything. OMG!!!!!

During the day, I could do nothing but accompany, my first idea was to try to do some “citizen journalism”, to try to make the “outside world” aware of what was going there, but there were no words to express it, what goes inside these jails is too deep, how souls are broken for the sake of business is too scary, to repeat it on an on, and see that there is no reaction it’s too hard. Almost nobody cared in 2 weeks of what was going on at #Bornitzstr102, I must say I’m very very thankful to a bunch of people that have reacted immediately, no questions, just support, to the point they could, we are not heroes, we can do almost nothing, but to feel that you are not alone, is already a lot, at least for me.

So yes, I tried to, every now and then, have my twitter account updated, but as my friend said, now is over. He said that, but he stayed in the same room, watching for the things of his friends, he said, “I will not move when they want me to move”, he also exchanged with another friend “at least we fought a bit, we didn’t stayed cross armed“. In between, we chatted, we laughed, one young entered the room and said “hola, comos esta?”, then I asked “oh, you speak Spanish?” he told me “no, I don’t but my father does”. Ten minutes later, he passed me his phone, to speak to him. It took me by surprise, “now, in Spanish?”, “yes”, and I spent talking 5 minutes in a perfect Spanish with his father still living in Syria. “Cuando vayamos a ver a nuestro hijo, me dices qué quieres de Siria y te lo llevamos”, he told me. That’s the world where we live, in permanent contact, between wars, physical in Syria, psychological in Germany. The young guy tells me, “I don’t have a place to invite my parents, I live in this Lager, can you help me to find a flat?”. I thought about housing situation in Berlin and said, “people that want to live here don’t have it easy, not matter their status, the city is being sold to tourists and rich people”. Maybe is not the best thing to say, but is what it’s happening.

Hours passed in a cold room, with no electricity, in a floor with no water (toilets), just to make sure that if people wanted to stayed they would have to suffer. Punishment for those who resist and rise their voice against injustice. At some point a group of people entered the room, they explained to us that the police had asked for the “Ausweis” of 8-10 people and taken their names to open them a police case, the reason not clear, they will have to wait for the post at Kopenicker Allee to know what are the charges. The goal of opening a police case to people that have stayed peacefully in their heim, is just one, punishment, without the language and not knowing where to go, the police case will turn out to be a fine, to increase the money of public funds, that’s the perfect way of giving a public image of generosity to then steal the money back in a hidden way from the weakest link.

It was late afternoon already, but my friend remained sitting in the same chair, “I don’t have energy for anything”, he even had to stop talking, then he said “My uncle has died today in Syria, is too much in one day”. We talked a bit about Syria, his region, he said “when we came here we were surprised that it was like Syria before the war, is not so different” (in relation to the so called “development”, but in relation to humanity, we agreed, “here people is too cold, they don’t want any contact, they don’t care about people. The only friendly people that have helped us are not from here”. My back started hurting, too many hours sitting, so I stood up for a while, the body was still stiff, but that will last some days, I just needed to deal with my back, it was better if I didn’t leave the room, now the security was angry and maybe they would throw me out if they saw me in that room. I walked up and down the room, I saw they staff in rubbish bags, they didn’t even have time to get some bags to put their things inside, they were not given bed sheets, everything was upside down in the room, as their lives, as our souls.

It was already dark, we light the room with the smartphones, someone brought some food, we sat on the floor, then one said “I’ll do something crazy”, we were eating and suddenly we started hearing the sounds of the forest, cicadas, crickets, the wind in the forest, an owl … we started laughing …. yes we could imagine ourselves in the middle of nowhere, eating some fast food, everything dark, isolated and abandoned.

Tomorrow, for those who didn’t manage to go to Lageso today, their morning will be a queue and uncertainty inside a modern building, then maybe the streets. Sometimes the streets are a more honourable places than Lagers, even if it’s difficult to understand.

Human rights, democracy, justice, freedom are illusions.

Press release about what’s happening at Bornitzstr. 102

bornitzstr-notunterkunft-lichtenberg-berlinby abriraqui

Are private companies, like PeWoBe establishing how to run the Lagers of asylum seekers and refugees? Who are the real decision-makers?

During 7 days, in the Lager at Bornitzstr 102 run by PeWoBE, 122 refugees are trying to avoid an eviction but there is only uncertainty.
No reasons were given to it but they were told to pack and go in 24h.
No official papers are backing up this decision, but PeWoBe is implementing it.
Daily meetings are taking place between the management of the Lager, some refugee speakpersons and supposed representatives of Lageso (officially Lageso ignores the negotiations taking place) to negotiate the current situation. Meanwhile PeWoBe is pushing LAF /Lageso to get people out of the building.

Refugees are asked to go to ICC / LAF – Lageso, where nobody can’t do anything, and just says “you must stay in the same place”.
Several sources assure that since Thursday Lageso cancelled the eviction, however PeWoBe has been threatening refugees with been thrown out.
Unclear negotiations with KopecknickerAlle Lager were taking place, so that they hosted the 122 expelled refugees. Does PeWoBe profit from that?
Officially PeWoBe’s contracts with Lageso were canceled on summer after some shameful mails were leaked to the press. Now PeWobe runs a legal battle not to hand out the management of the Lager while is still getting the money.

Meanwhile for the refugees: not food is distributed among 122 people, electricity is cut from their rooms, locks removed from their doors, some people are being checked and stolen by security.
After the pressured of social workers, supposed Lageso delegation, and management, finally some refugees decided to move out to Spandau Lager.

But is not enough, now PeWoBe is going to do new lists to throw more people out.

After one week some things become clear:

  • Economical interests are above human rights.
  • Private companies are the decision makers of how to run Lagers as well as beneficiaries from the business around refugees.
  • Refugees fighting for their human rights are being threatened,cornered and declared persona non grata.

Will fighting for human rights harm a person’s asylum process and integration in their new country?
Are people merchandise in the hands of politicians or corporations?

They urgently ask the support and attention of local and international medias and activists.

More information at

** http://abriraqui.net/2016/10/11/after-a-weekend-of-tension-and-without-food-whats-next-in-borniztstr102-berlin-refugeeswelcome/
** http://oplatz.net/support-in-front-of-lager-in-bornitzstr-berlin
** http://oplatz.net/another-day-at-lager-in-bornitzstr-102-waiting-the-police/
** http://oplatz.net/122-people-are-pending-eviction-from-lager-bornitzstr-102-run-by-pewobe-refugeeswelcome-berlin/

There is a refugee speakperson, please write to refugeeresistanceberlin AT lists.riseup.net to get the contact.

Syrian Gay Refugee Killed in İstanbul

Syrian gay refugee Muhammed Wisam Sankari has been found dead in Yenikapı district of İstanbul. Perpetrators of Sankari who was beheaded are yet to be caught. Sankari who was threatened, kidnapped by a crowded group of men and raped earlier was trying to flee to another country for his life safety.

In the wake of the homicide, Sankari’s housemates Rayan, Diya and Görkem have told Yıldız Tar from KaosGL.org of the difficulties Sankari had to endure, problems of LGBTİ refugees and immigrants in Turkey and their “Who is next” concerns.

“We have complained to Security, they did nothing”

Rayan who knew Sankari for over a year said, “He was very unsafe lately. He wasn’t telling much when we asked what is going on” and told that Sankari was threatened and kidnapped.

Rayan noted that they are having difficulties even walking home in Aksaray where they lives, a couple of times crowded group of men with knives threatened and tried to rape them. According to Rayan, what Sankari went through is as follows:

“We were staying at another house before this place but we had to leave it because we are gay. The neighboring people kept staring at us but we did nothing wrong. Five months ago, a group kidnapped Wisam in Fatih. They took him to a forestry by car, beat and raped him. They would kill him but Sankari managed to throw himself on the road and survived. We filed a complaint to the Security but nothing has come out of it”.

“We could recognize our friend from his trousers”

Görkem is a friend of Sankari and others and explained disappearance of Sankari and how they received his death knell in tears:

“Wisam left the house on July 30 Saturday. We were nervous because of the threats we were receiving. We told him to not go but he said he will go out to the street for about 15-20 minutes. He didn’t come home the whole night. We panicked when Wisam didn’t come the next day.

“Police called us on Sunday night. We went to Yenikapı with Rayan. They cut Wisam violently. It was so violent that two knives were broken inside him. They beheaded him, his upper body was in unrecognizable shape, his internal organs had come out. We recognized him from his trousers”.

“Who is next?”

Diya expressed that after Sankari’s killinn, they live in fear of “Who is next”:

“I am very scared. I feel as everyone is looking at me on the street. I was kidnapped too twice. No one takes care of us. Everybody just speaks. I receive threats on phone. I speak calmly so nothing bad will happen to me. It doesn’t matter whether Syrian or Turkish, if you are gay you are being targeted by everyone. They demand sex from you and stalk you if you don’t want it. I don’t even have an ID, who shall protect me for what? Who is next?” (YY/ÇT/TK)

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