For about 2 years now in Frauenhof, we refugees from Ukrain and Cheychenia have been living together as family community in Konradsreuth with the status of asylum applicant refugees. We support one another through social cultural exchange in our daily relationship.
Since then, many more refugees have been transferred here to live in the village of Konradsreuth and in other districts of Hof, therefore we think it is time to widen our network and community.
It is our belief in human dignity that motivates us to propose an active and independent platform of refugee community to advance our unity for fundamental human rights, for freedom and for the well-being of refugees. Continue reading →
Germany based Nigerian activist, Rex Osa of the Voice Refugee Forum shed light on the harsh treatment Nigerian refugees and asylum seekers face in Germany and the little help the Nigerian Embassy in Germany provides. “Deportation we know is the culture in Germany,” explained Osa. He described the deplorable living conditions of refugees in Germany and the restrictions put on those with the status. “As a refugee in Germany you are not allowed to go outside your district. If you are by chance caught outside you are penalized,” said Osa, who accused the Nigerian Embassy in Germany of being involved in a “deportation scheme.”
On the 16th December between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 20 people protested against yet another mass deportation from Thuring in Magdeburger Allee in Erfurt. Once again several families from Serbia and Croatia have been deported. The protesters started a sit-in in order to prevent the departure of a police vehicle, in which a family that was meant to be deported to Serbia was sitting.
The blockade failed because it was violently disbanded by the police.Therefore, the deportation could not be stopped, but the protesters voiced their critisism and their anger via banners and chants. In particular they demanded a right to stay for Romani people.
More than 90% of the refugees from the so-called „safe countries of origin“ in South-Eastern Europe belong to the minority of the Romani people. There they are heavily discriminated against, a fact that the German state does not recognize to be a valid reason to flee. Although their existence is threatened in these countries, they were yet again forcefully deported by the German police today. Continue reading →
Speak out against deportation: People, please wake up!
For weeks, families and single people are deported and brought away. Amongst them were politically active people who have struggled against oppression. People are torn from their lives, losing friends and the little security they have in germany. People are deported back to the situation they were fleeing from. They are pushed back to war, racist discrimination, poverty, religious persecution, hunger and many more. All these are not single cases, but structurally organized crimes by the German government. It is a long tradition of pushbacks and chasing away and destroying of non-white people. It is more important than ever to know about it and to do something about it! Deportations are a racist practice, Germany destroys countries worldwide, so people flee here. Asylum is a human right and not a privilege. There must be an unconditional right to stay for all people.
Get into the Lager for Refugees, make contacts, get informed where to find Lager and support the people who are threatened with deportation!
Stop Deportation – regardless of country of origin!
I fled from the Syria massacre to escape to Turkey. After I decided to move to Germany with my family. I do not have a large family, only my wife and my kitten. We got to take a very dangerous trip. We were so lucky to survive from drowning in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece. Then, we spent days and days walking or being transferred by buses or trains from Greece to the German borders. We passed 6 countries, one by one, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria perceptively before reaching Germany in the end. We’ve arrived in Germany on the 15th of September 2015.
The German authorities in Hermsdorf gave us a yellow paper called “Haus Ausweis” with no date of an Interview. Then we were transferred to Suhl camp . In the camp we got shocked of the massive corruption and the bad treatment and discrimination committed by the officers in the camp.
On 27th of October 2015 the Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh is calling once more to a press conference in order to exhibit the findings till now, concerning the case of Oury Jalloh, demanding anew that the case be dealt with as a murder case and be investigated thoroughly and to the full.
It is close to 11 years, on the 7th of January 2005 Oury Jalloh, an African asylum seeker from Sierra Leone, was rubbed of his young life in a police cell in the German city of Dessau. The circumstances surrounding his death have not been adequately explained neither by police present at the time of the crime nor by judicial efforts on the side of the German regime. Countless days of hearings in the German courts costing almost half a million euro have proved futile in the case while numerous persecutions and charges against those seeking the truth of Oury Jalloh’s murder have put activists and relatives under enormous pressure. The unprofessional, unreliable, biased and actively manipulated criminal investigations have led to the African Communities, the Initiative in Memory of Oury Jalloh and supporters of their course to believe that the German regime is unwilling to give justice for the murdered African. Continue reading →