Seenotrettung MOAS gibt wegen Geldmangel und Frontex auf

Das private Seenotrettungsprojekt MOAS stellt zeitgleich zu Mare Nostrum seine Aktivitäten Ende Oktober 2014 ein. Es seien nicht genügend Spendengelder eingegangen. Die Arbeitsweise von MOAS – Retten und die Geretteten den Küstenwachen oder Militärs zu übergeben – lasse sich nicht mit Frontex fortsetzen. Mit Frontex und der EU sei keine Verständigungsgrundlage gefunden worden. MOAS hat nach eigenen Angaben 2.500 Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen in Seenot gerettet. Es verfügt über ein Schiff und eine Drohne. Continue reading

Libanon und die „Falle der Berliner Konferenz“


„How Lebanon escaped the “refugees’ trap” in Berlin”

On October 23, the independent, leftist As-Safir daily newspaper carried the following report: “…A few days prior to the conference that will be hosted by Berlin on the situation of the “Syrian refugees” at the headquarters of the German foreign ministry and under foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and the attendance of Tamam Salam and a Lebanese ministerial delegation, the attempts at pressuring Lebanon have increased in order to push the country to sign the Geneva refugee agreement or to abide by its clauses, which will make Lebanon a “country of asylum.” This means that Lebanon will be forced to keep the Syrian refugees for long years and to provide them with services and privileges that exceed its ability due to demographic, security related, economic and social reasons. Continue reading

Telefonkette gegen Abschiebungen

Zum 21. Mal Abschiebung verhindert

Am heutigen Morgen wurde in Osnabrück zum 20. und 21. Mal eine Abschiebung verhindert. Die „Telefonkette gegen Abschiebungen“ wächst und wächst. Trotz der frühen Uhrzeiten und des kälter werdenden Wetters versammeln sich die Unterstützer_innen zuverlässig, um der Dublinverordnung und dem Ping-Pong-Spiel mit Menschenleben die Stirn zu bieten.

Seit ein paar Wochen werden die Osnabrücker Aktivitäten offen vom Staatsschutz beobachtet, der morgens bei den Abschiebungsverhinderungen die Aktivist_innen anspricht und auch anderweitig Kontakt aufgenommen hat.

Dann hat es in der vorletzten Woche zahlreiche Hausdurchsuchungen in linken Kreisen in Stadt und Landkreis Osnabrück gegeben. Offiziell, sagte die Polizei, wurden diese durchgeführt als Reaktion auf eine Körperverletzung im August. Dass jedoch erst zwei Monate später Hausdurchsuchungen folgen, zudem in großer Zahl, macht stutzig.

Hier noch ein Artikel über die verhinderte Abschiebung in Nordhorn in der letzten Woche:

Grafschafter Nachrichten

Kriminaliserung erfolgreicher Zaunkletterer

… well Danny a 23 year old Cameroonian for sure won’t be found in the statistics after he was beaten up to unconsciousness and then pushed back to Morocco by officers of the Guardia Civil two days ago on the 15th of October, as this video shows:

He lost a kidney and is half paralyzed now.

2 attempts of migrants to enter Melilla in 2 days

Already one day ago on the 14th of October a first group of migrants tried to cross the border of Melilla. On both days more than 250 people managed to enter Spanish territory, where they were beaten up cruelly by the Guardia Civil and pushed back immediately through the fences to Morocco. Afterwards they were deported to Rabat and Fes. Many were wounded by the police forces and the barbed wires. 18 heavily injured people needed to be brought to hospital (in a self-organised way, because why should the authorities take care of people when they’ve already beaten up them?). Only 17 persons managed to enter Melilla and to stay there in the CETI.

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SWP zur Rolle der BRD in Tunesien

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Deutschland will Tunesiens Grenzregime und Antiterrorismus mit koordinieren

SWP Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik | Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit

Christian Mölling, Isabelle Werenfels
Tunesien: Sicherheitsprobleme gefährden die Demokratisierung
Deutsche Unterstützung auch für die Stärkung des Sicherheitssektors

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Abschiebehaft in Griechenland

clandestina, Migration and Struggle in Greece | CPT Report

Anti-Folter-Komitee des Europarats kritisiert unakzeptable Bedingungen

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its eleventh visit to Greece. The visit took place two years after the CPT had issued a public statement in which it had expressed serious concerns regarding the lack of effective action to tackle systemic deficiencies concerning the conditions of detention of irregular migrants and the situation in the prisons. Regrettably, the findings of the 2013 visit demonstrate clearly that the situation has not improved. Further, the problem of ill-treatment by the police appears to be growing and there is little evidence that allegations of ill-treatment are investigated promptly and thoroughly, leading to some police officers believing they can act with impunity.

The report describes the totally unacceptable conditions in which irregular migrants are held in police establishments all over the country for prolonged periods.

Mystery of the Egyptian raids in Libya

Libyen: Bombardierung durch ägyptische Luftwaffe und Marine?

On October 16, the independent, leftist As-Safir daily carried the following report by Moustafa Bassiouni: The issue of the Egyptian military intervention in Libya remains a mystery as reflected by the leaks of Egyptian officials who indicated that raids had been carried out against locations of the Islamic groups in Libya followed by a presidential denial of these pieces of information.

According to the Egyptian officials, this operation came in response to a demand on the part of the Libyan government based in Tobruk, which enjoys an international recognition since the Islamists seized control of Tripoli. The two Egyptian officials who refused to reveal their names said that this operation included the use of Egyptian warships, which served as a command center facing the coasts of Tobruk adding that this operation might extend from 3 to 6 months.
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Algerien: Polizeiproteste weiten sich aus

„Source to Zaman: Ghardaia police sit-ins reach Bouteflika palace“

On October 16, the independent Az-Zaman newspaper carried the following report: „On the third day of their protest action, around 1,000 Algerian policemen demonstrated yesterday outside the office of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers to demand the improvement of their work conditions. In this context, Algerian sources said to Az-Zaman that the police protests and sit-ins extended to a number of provinces, including Blida, where the police announced will not work or implement the security-related obligations and orders. The sources continued that the protesters rejected the promises made by the interior minister, who had met with them yesterday, and moved their sit-in from in front of the government building to the Algerian presidential building, knowing they were joined by the police of other provinces…
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EP’s verurteilen Guardia Civil

EP ParlamentarierInnen verurteilen Guardia Civil für die gewaltsame Behandlung junger Migranten

GUE/NGL strongly condemns the Spanish Guardia Civil following the emergence of a video*** that shows police beating a young Cameroonian trying to cross the border into Melilla.

The Group calls on Commissioner Cecilia Malmström to also condemn these actions and put pressure on the Spanish government to end such violent practices and initiate infringement proceedings against officers where appropriate.
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Keine Abschiebungen in den Sudan

Passeurs d’hospitalités

Menacer des Soudanais ou des Érythréens de les renvoyer vers le pays, où ils risquent la torture ou la mort, c’est un moyen de les dissuader de passer en France. Les autorités ont déjà employé ponctuellement ce moyen de dissuasion dans le passé, elles le font de manière constante depuis le début de l’été (voir ici et ), Comme à l’occasion de la rafle du 2 juillet à Calais, au cours de laquelle plus de six cents personnes ont été arrêtées et plus de deux cents placées en rétention (voir ici).
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