The Berlin based non-governmental organization (NGO) Mare Liberum e.V. conducts human rights monitoring in the Aegean Sea to draw attention to the deadly sea route between Turkey and Greece. The aim is to strengthen solidarity and promote fundamental human rights.Continue reading The human rights monitoring ship Mare Liberum is being prevented from leaving port by German government
Ali Suari is a 20 year-old refugee from Guinea. He left his country after being subjected to horrific torture practices and an attempt to have him murdered, experiences which still make him suffer from a sleep disorder. He managed to get to Athens in October last year, after having lived in the camp in Moria, on Lesbos, for two years.Continue reading #Athens: Complaint filed by an anti-racist organization
Canada: In 2016 the federal government announced the construction of a new migrant detention center in Laval. This prison, which is anticipated to hold up to 158 undocumented migrants, is intended to be built on Correctional Service of Canada grounds, right beside Leclerc prison, and is slated to open in 2021.
In the months since our (Legal Centre Lebos) last update on rights violations and resistance in Lesvos, our advocacy and campaigning resources were almost exclusively focused on the two trials for the Moria 35 and Moria 10 that took place in Chios in late April and early May 2018.
In Sarajevo, mostly locals are helping to all those who are arriving daily. Every kind of help is needed medical, food, clothes, shoes…Volunteers are needed too, including doctors or nurses. If you can come to Bosnia, please get in touch with Are You Syrious.
In this show Subversion #1312 ‘travel’ to Greece and Iran where people are suffering because of their political situation and borders. With a contribution by Enough is Enough’s Riot Turtle from Lesvos.
Image: Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island, Greece.
Around 160 detainees at Villawood in Sydney are continuing their hunger strike – now in its fourth day. (Thursday, 18 Jan), over the draconian restrictions to visiting.
Image: Villawood detention center in Sydney. Image by Insurrection News.
RISE ex-detainees urgently requests protests and other actions to be held next Tuesday, 7th November 2017 on Melbourne Cup day, a high profile international event, to bring to the world’s attention the escalating crisis faced by detainees held hostage by the Australian government on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. We also ask our supporters to carry out protests and actions internationally on the day at Australian embassies across the world to show your solidarity with our community and #SanctionAustralia for their crimes against humanity.
An interesting article about working with refugees on the Balkan route. Working for authorities or working with refugees.. that’s an important difference.