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#Athens: Intervention against the rejections of asylum claims by Iraqi applicants

Athens. Greece. On Tuesday 20/10, around 50 Iraqis gathered at the intersection of Vas. Sofias and Irodou Attikou streets to claim their right to asylum.

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#FortressEurope: Croatian authorities leading choreographed violence near #Cetingrad

In the last fourteen days, BVMN-member No Name Kitchen have collected testimonies alluding to a spike in pushback violence in the Cetingrad area of the Croatian border with Bosnia-Herzegovina. The veracity of these testimonies is further supplemented with reports from local people and media outlets. The characteristics of this trend in violence have been complex and coordinated assaults by Croatian police, consisting of repetitive baton strikes, lashing and kicking. These tactics leave an indelible mark on returned transit groups, visible in the extensive bruising and lacerations across the legs, torso and upper body of people subject to such violence. First hand testimony of recent pushbacks are examined here, alongside pictures and videos from the HR/BiH border which reveal the deterioration in border violence seen in the last fortnight.

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#UK: Border Securitisation in the Channel

Article by Thom Tyerman and Travis Van Isacker. This post was written in conjunction with activist networks working against the UK border regime in Northwest France, including Watch the Channel, Calais Migrant Solidarity and Calais Research. Thom and Travis research UK border securitisation and have written previously on the eviction of migrants’ homes and other everyday practices of segregation in Calais.

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#Lesvos: Protect dignity and human rights – Call for gathering in support of #Pikpa, today October 14, 2020

Lesvos. Greece. The Greek government is about to close a historic shelter for vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees, with no care for the future of its residents. The Secretary General of Social Solidarity and Poverty Alleviation of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs asked the Police to evacuate the PIKPA Shelter in Neapoli Mytilene before 15-10-2020.

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Riot and Escape at Migrant Camp in #Malta

In Malta, one of the camps surrounded by barbed wire where nearly a thousand people are locked up without the proper piece of paper is located in the military base of Hal Safi, near the international airport in the south-east of the island. But as no cage will ever be able to quench the thirst for freedom, revolts and escapes occur there regularly, like this Friday, September 18, when around 2 a.m. a new riot ended up exploding in this camp in the face of unbearable conditions of imprisonment and confinement itself. Five migrants also managed to escape.

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