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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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Croatian border: “I told them: ‘Stop! You’re hurting me. I cannot breathe.’”

Croatian media outlets reported this week on the case of an unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan who was subject to severe and inhuman treatment at the hands of Croatian authorities who was locked in a dark room, where officials questioned him and later “forced him to take his clothes off, made him get into water, where they released electricity through a [taser], which led to him losing consciousness.” During the incident, he suffered a broken rib, internal bleeding, and lost a significant amount of blood.

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#Athens: Cops evicted refugee housing squats in #Exarcheia

Athens, Greek territory. Around 06:00am cops started with the eviction of refugee housing squats in Exarcheia. As far as we know the following squats were evicted: Gare – Spirou Trikoupi 17 – Oniro and Rosa de Foc. We have no conformation of an eviction of Clandestina. There were some tweets that Clandestina was also evicted but according to our information Clandestina was evicted earlier this year. We will update this article when we get more information about Clandestina. There is a call for a gathering at 06:00pm at Notara.

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Teaching Personnel at the University of Aegean: we will not contribute to the policing of refugees

Since the end of July, a 35 metre-long zeppelin type of aircraft was placed above Karlovasi, on Samos island, containing high-tech surveillance systems. The zeppelin is owned by a German company and has been rented by FRONTEX which gave it to the Greek Port Authority and the Coastguard in order to, according to the announcement of the deputee minister of Citizen Protection, surveil and record the refugee influx in the greater area of Samos and the Turkish shores. Also, according to a statement made by the Port Authority to effectively guard the external borders of the E.U. and to tackle every form of criminal behaviour.

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After parliamentary elections in #Greece: new government threatens #RefugeesGR

The new Greek government ist threatening squats and the anarchist movement on the Greek territory. In particular the free spaces in the Exarchia neighbourhood in Athens. Migrants are also under even more pressure comparing to the last government. Let’s not forget that it was the Syriza government who started the first wave of evictions of migrant squats.

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#Athens: Call for protest after arrest of anarchist refugee

Athens, Greek territory, August 12: Anarchist refugee Abtin Parsa was arrested by police earlier today. There is a call for a gathering to protest against his arrest…

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Report on illegal practice of collective expulsion on Slovene-Croatian border – #NoBorders

Processed under the readmission agreement, many people were denied their right to asylum procedure by the Slovenian police, still conducting systematic expulsions to Croatia under the guise of the readmission. This is a report written by Slovenian activists documenting the continuing unlawful police practice at the border between Croatia and Slovenia.

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Italian territory: Updates about the situation of Divine

On July 19th, 2019, at the end of the hearing at the CPR [prison for migrants and people without documents] of Bari, the judge didn’t validate the request for detention at the Bari lager, the reasons for the detention were not deemed sufficient.  Once left the worst migrant prison in Italy, the procedure following the suspension of the expulsion issued by the European Court of Human Rights went ahead, the Ministry of the Interior handed over the memoirs to justify the expulsion and the defense of Divine by August 19th will deliver its motivations to Strasbourg.

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