Press release March 09, 2019 ++ Situation on the Balkan route worsens more and more +++ Cars of Hope shifts focus to fugitives in Greece +++ Hunger strike in Athens ended +++Continue reading Cars of Hope collective: Situation on the Balkan route is getting worse
After 901 days of requests, petitions and protests, Amir Hampay is still on Lesvos. Amir’s case is exemplary for many people who are stuck on the Balkan route because of EU border policies.Continue reading Hunger strike for the #FreedomOfMovement in front of Greek parliament: #FreeAmirHampay!
Greece: On May 21 longtime activist Arash Hampay announced that his brother Amir received his second rejection. Images by Arash Hampay
Yesterday Hesam announced that he was transferred to the detention center (section B) inside the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece. He continued his hunger strike, that he started 18 days ago. Three days ago Hesam also stopped drinking.
During the last days we spoke with a lot of people who are forced to live in the Moria refugee camp. Their stories are showing the total chaos in the Moria refugee camp.
We would like to thank Arash Hampay for this video.
Lesvos, Greece: 14 of the refugees who were detained during the police operation on December 4 are still detained. Yesterday a group of women started to protest in front of the regional council building. The protesting refugees demand freedom of movement and want to leave the island.
Image by Twitter account @AHampay
At least 25 refugees were detained after they re-occupied Sappho square in Mytilini, Lesvos yesterday. Greek cops cleared the area and detained the refugees. Today was also day 9 of the occupation of Syriza headquarters on Lesvos.
Image: Riot cops on Sappho square in Mytilini, Lesvos (Greece). Image by No Border Lesvos Facebook page.
It was a heavy week on Lesvos, a violent fascist mob, supported by cops forced refugees to (at least temporarily) stop the occupation of Sappho square in Mytilini. On Saturday many people protested against the fascist mob, deportations and for open borders. Report and statement by Refugees and Solidarity supporters about the occupation of Syriza headquarters at Lesvos, Greece on Saturday November 25.
Image: On Saturday November 25 activists occupied Syriza headquarters on Lesvos, Greece, after a demo through the islands capital Mytilini. Image by Lesvos Solidarity – Pikpa Facebook page.
The protests of refugees on Lesvos island continue. In the past days conditions at the Moria refugee camp even got worse because of heavy rainfall. According to a post by Arash Hampay on Facebook. Hesam (who is on hunger strike) was questioned about his refusal to eat. Hesam replied that, “Until you set me free I will stay on hunger strike, because I didn’t do any crime, and if you deport me I might die there,” to which the policeman replied, “Ok. So you will die.”
Image: Hesam is on hunger strike for eight days now. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook profile.