Earlier this week refugees from the Moria prison camp protested on Lesvos. On August 30 the police and EASO promised that the protesters would rech all their demands on September 1 when they return to Moria. Earlier this week there was also an action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean.
Image: Action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook
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Read all our reports about the refugee prison camp Moria on Lesvos; here.
RefugeesGR: Lies and Deception on Lesvos
Earlier this week refugees from the Moria prison camp protested on Lesvos. The demanded freedom of movement and a stop of deportations. There was also an action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean.
On Wednesday protesting refugees ended their protest on Sappho square in Mytilene and returned to the Moria camp. During their protest the refugees were threatened by an off-duty guard of Moria. On the third day of their protest the police and EASO promised the protesters that they would reach all their demands on Friday when they return to Moria. But they didn’t keep their promise. Yesterday authorities told the refugees that they have to wait until Tuesday.
Former hunger striker Arash Hampay wrote on his Facebook page yesterday: “Do you remember What the police and EASO promised demonstrators just to silence them and make them return back to Moria? Refugees believed them and turned back to the camp. Today however, they were told to wait till Tuesday! Possibly on Tuesday they would be told again to wait till Friday… From the past experiences, it is anticipated that this process would continue and we should have never believed them! I wish instead of lies and deception, they kept their promises!”
Earlier this week there was also an action in solidarity with life-savers on Lesvos. Italian authorities confiscated the rescue boat Iuventa on August 2. The action on Lesvos was part in a series of solidarity actions and statements against the repression of life-savers. Protested on Lesvos were holding a banner saying: “Free Iuventa – Sea rescue is not a crime.”
Image gallery: Action in solidarity with life-savers at the Mediterranean. Images by Arash Hampay Facebook
Mutual aid: On September 14 Cars of Hope Wuppertal will arrive in Greece to support refugees who are trapped in the EU member state, some for more than a year now. Cars of Hope will be active in Athens and on Lesvos. A few members of the Enough is Enough collective will join them. They will work together with refugees and distribute food, sanitary products and other basis needs. Our work with refugees is only possible because of the many donations we receive. Read more about the support work with refugees in Greece by Cars of Hope; here and in this interview.
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