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
Seán and Sarah have now been in custody for 14 days (today even 15 fays, EIE). They have been arrested because of their work with refugees on Lesvos.
In the night of the 30th on the 31st of August a banner was hung up north of Mauerpark (the Berlin wall park) in the former border area at Schwedter Steg on Behmstrasse in Berlin. The banner reads “Smash Borders! – #Seebruecke“.
The Aquarius is heading back to sea and we pledge to support her mission. We are #onboardAquarius.
Official statement by investigated Iuventa Crew members.
Activists congregate spontaneously in front of the Hamburg editorial office of German news outlet “Zeit”.
+ Lifejackets were symbolically stored in the foyer
+ In speeches, they demanded an end to the criminalization of civilian sea rescue.
The Italian minister of interior Salvini from the fascist Lega party, keeps playing with the lives of refugees. During the night hours 450 refugees were crammed in a wooden boat in international waters. Although the refugees are rescued now, Salvini threatens to send them back to Libya.
After the first wave of protests against drownings at the Mediterranean sea, border closures & criminalization of life savers on July 7, another wave of protests took the streets across Germany last night. A report back from Cologne.
After the first wave of protests against drownings, border closures and criminalization of life-savers, there will be a second wave of protests in the coming days. The Seebruecke initiative is growing rapidly.
Thousands of people took the streets across Germany to protest against mass drownings in the Mediterranean and the criminalization of life-savers. The next demonstration will be on July 13 in Cologne.