The 23 year old Syrian refugee K. went from Germany to Greece to meet his younger brother who were supposed to come from Turkey by the end of November 2016. When he looked for him in Didimoticho, Greece, showing a photo of the 11-year old brother, he was arrested. 14 months later, K. is back in Greece after being pushed back to Turkey with 50 other migrants on the 30th of November 2016.
International call by Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza (Warning Facebook Link) for the 17th March 2018 – European day against all anti-migration policies between states.
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.
We published many reports about the situation of refugees on Lesvos in the past weeks. Unfortunally we didn’t manage to come to Chios or one of the other Greek islands to report about the situation there. At the moment the people of Fotomovimiento are on Chios and we re-publish a report that they published on their Facebook page. Continue reading Fotomovimiento on #Chios
Following certain publishings by the President of the company that owns City Plaza, we would like to remind the following.
Image: Moria refugee camp on Lesvos, Greece on December 26, 2017.
Efsyn report about the situation in Patras, translated by the No Borders Network Facebook page. Increased injuries to refugees around the port of Patras have been observed lately, with solidarity talking about “incidents of violence that need to be investigated,” while the official version of the authorities of the port speaks of “self-harm”.
Image: Increased injuries to refugees around the port of Patras, Greece.
After almost 1 month on Lesvos and in Athens I returned to Germany yesterday. The difference between people living in free spaces like the Notara 26 squat in Athens and the people who are forced to live in the Moria refugee camp is unbelievable. Today human rights activist Arash Hampay was forced o leave Lesvos.
The period of time that followed the previous update has been tense in every sense of the word. The expectedly increased autumn arrivals, combined with the Greek state policy of caging the migrants on the islands, have brought back to life images of living hell in the detention centres of the islands. Local racist and fascist voices, freed from the “compassionate” gaze of summer visitors, found once more the time and place to impose on public space. Local authorities decided to reshuffle the deck, claiming the major political benefits that they could extract from the situation. Two new deaths were added to the already long list of deaths in the detention centres on the island. At the same time, once more, there were some migrants who, defying threats and repression, stood tall.
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.
On December 17, I arrived on Lesvos. After almost 3 weeks I really ask myself how people can survive in camps like Moria on Lesvos. I have met so many wonderful people and they were really strong. Surviving the inhuman treatment, border closures, the lack of about everything and they keep on going. They have my deepest respect.
Pressrelease by Lesvos Solidarity about the inhuman and illegal detention in the Prokeka prison in the Moria refugee camp of 31 year old K.M.