On August 28 refugees started a protest on Lesvos, Greece. People marched from the Moria prison camp to Sappho Square in Mytilene and stayed there for 2 days. Today the refugees have put their protest on hold after the police promised that the protesters will reach all their demands by Friday. The campaign continues.
Image: Protesting refugees in Mytilene, Lesvos. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook.
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Yesterday refugees marched from the Moria prison camp to Mytilene on the Greek island Lesvos. The refugees stayed overnight in Mytilene and refuse to go back to the camp. Some of the refugees are on Lesvos for more than a year now. Since the EU-Turkey deal was introduced in March 2016, the Greek Aegean islands are big open air prisons where refugees are subject to police violence, repression and deportations. Other refugees on Lesvos, among them former hunger striker Arash Hampay started a campaign to remind EU member states and the UN to the 1951 refugee convention, as all of these states seem to have forgotten that they designed and ratified the refugee convention.
Image: A protesting refugee in Mytilene, Lesvos, who arrived at March 28, 2016. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook.
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Statement by Arash Hampay about the release of Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein. Arash ended his hungerstrike. With the release of his brother Amit Hampay last week, todays release of Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein all demands of the hunger striker were fulfilled. A happy end after 40 days of protest.
Image by Arash Hampay Facebook page.
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Today is day 41 of Arash Hampay’s hunger strike. We publish a statement he wrote on day 40 of his hunger strike.
Image by Arash Hampay Facebook page.
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Today we publish another statement by hunger striker Arash Hampay. Its a statement about the protests in front of the Moria protest camp on Saturday. Today is day 40 of his hungerstrike. The statement is from day 39 of his hunger strike.
Image: Protests in front of the Moria prison camp at Lesvos, Greece. Image by Arash Hampay Facebook page.
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interviewed René Schuijlenburg of the Enough is Enough team. René is also a Cars of Hope activist and worked a lot on the Balkan route in the last two years.
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As we reported imprisoned refugees Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein stopped their hunger strike a few days ago. But Arash Hampay continued his hunger strike. Today we publish another statement on day 38 of his hunger strike.
Image by Twitter account @sol2refugees.
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On Saturday the fifth of August there will be protests in front of the Moria prison camp.
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After 35 days Bahrooz Arash and Kozhin Hussein ended their hunger strike. But the struggle for their freedom is far from over; Arash Hampay continued his hunger strike.
Image by Arash Hampay Facebook profile
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Statement by Arash Hampay about day 35 of the refugee hunger strike at Lesvos. The hunger strikers are now in critical condition. Arash calls for solidarity actions.
Image by Kini Von Teesdale Arash Hampay Facebook profile
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