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Nicosia, Cyprus: Prelockdown blues #2 [antifa λευkoşa]

antifa λευkoşa is a self-organized autonomous collective based in the divided city of Nicosia (also known as Lefkoşa). The collective began in December of 2014 following the hunger strikes of Iranian detainees in the migrant detention centre of Menoyia. The group’s concerns have centered primarily on anti-fascism and issues regarding the politics of migration in Cyprus and Europe and we have mobilised around them through actions such as demonstrations at the detention centre of Mennoyia, a demonstration and microphone intervention in Nicosia and common events with migrant groups. Gentrification, labor and gender issues and ecology are also topics that the collective is interested in. We republish the antifa λευkoşa pamphlet Prelockdown blues #2.

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#Röszke 11 // #FreeAhmed: The Cyprian government denies Ahmed’s return to his family

Today four years have passed since the “Röszke riot”, the attack of the Hungarian riot police and TEK (counter-terrorism unite) on protesting migrants against borders and limitation of freedom of movement in 16th of September 2015. During and after this riot eleven people were arrested and later faced a court trial. Ahmed H., one of the arrested eleven people was convicted for terrorism and sentenced first to 10, than to 7 and on the last court instance to 5 years prison.

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