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Demo against Asylum Law Package II on Feb 16th

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Gegen Asylrechtsverschärfungen!

No to even tighter laws! Yes to solidarity! Photo: Yusuf Beyazit

16th February 2016 at 6pm
start at LaGeSo (Turmstraße 21, 10559 Berlin) to Bundestag

In the next days the parliament will vote on a new law. This racist law is directed aggressively against refugees.

They Asylum Package II includes:
• “Special reception camps” for people from “secure” countries of origin, or people who are accused to have destroyed their documents, will be opened. In these camps the asylum procedure should be completed in three weeks with the aim to deport people faster.
• People coming from a country where there is war and who have the status of ‘Subsidiary Protection’ shall not be allowed to bring their family from abroad during the first two years of their stay.
• Deportations of people who are sick will be easier. Illnesses that people had already before they came to Germany will not be an obstacle to deportations anymore.
• Algeria, Tunesia and Marokko shall be declared as secure countries of origin in order to deport people more easily.

This Asylum Package II is an act of isolationist politics and division!
Let us not be played off against each other! Let’s get on the streets and be loud against these racist laws, against the violence of camp security and against the Lagers!

For the right to stay and the right to family for everyone!

Solidarity is: resistance!!


supporting groups:

African Refugees Union – International Women Space – Union des Refugiés Berlin Brandenbourg – alle bleiben! – Medibüro Berlin – Moabit hilft! – Weise-Kiez-Initiative – Bündnis für bedingungsloses Bleiberecht – Bündnis gegen Rassismus – My Right Is Your Right – Lager Mobilisation Group – Hände weg vom Wedding – AK Geflüchtete der Naturfreunde Jugend – Wem gehört Kreuzberg – Antifa Friedrichshain

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The Awakening – Film von Kenan Emini

The Awakening, DE/CRO/SRB 2015, 39 min., OmdtUT
Ein Film von Kenan Emini

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Press release by Roma Thüringen concerning the group deportation of December 16, 2015 – Every deportation is a crime

Every deportation is a crime!

Roma thüringenFor several weeks, mass deportations of Romanies and other refugees from so-called ’safe countries of origin‘ have been taking place. The fact that these countries are not safe, in particular for Romanies and other minorities, which been proven by Romany organisation as well as other NGOs many times. Even the notification of a violent abduction to other countries that people have fled from is a threat to their very existence. This holds true all the more for the actual execution of such a violent deportation by the German police. Every deportation is a crime and not tolerable.

In the following, we will report on the deportation of December 16 of several Romany families from Erfurt to Belgrade / Serbia. We received these information from those affected themselves and are in contact with them.

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Torture and other Abuses: Turkey, the War in Syria, and the Role of Germany

“Turkish political prisoner and torture victim, in Germany now, faces life in prison if he returns to Turkey, but Germany considers him a terrorist not entitled to asylum based on a Turkish conviction related to torture — torture that bars Germany from deporting him.

Turgay Ulu Statement

Turgay Ulu

On the topic of torture the nation of Turkey could teach some gruesome techniques to ISIS, the terrorist movement executing a savage reign across Syria and beyond (reportedly with Turkish government support).

That reality of brutality in Turkey – another problematic American ally – is a fact known all too well by Turgay Ulu, a Turkish journalist who endured a 15-year imprisonment in Turkey, where he was tortured. During Ulu’s long imprisonment, Turkish authorities justified his conviction on their claim that they had evidence against him –- evidence authorities obtained from two other victims of torture.

“I was tortured with electroshocks,” Ulu said during an interview earlier this year in Berlin, Germany where he is a leading figure in a movement for refugee rights. Ulu’s long imprisonment in Turkey led many, including Amnesty International, to consider him a political prisoner. Ulu was released from a Turkish prison in 2011 and he immediately fled to Europe.”

read the whole article here:

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/12/01/torture-and-other-abuses-makes-turkey-american-as-apple-pie/


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FREE HIKMET!!! NO DEPORTATIONS! Donations for Legal Costs Needed!

Alle bleiben Freiheit für Hikmet Roma

Hikmet bleibt!

On October 9, 2015, our brother and friend HikmetPrizreni was arrested and he is threatened with deportation!

On that day Hikmet, accompanied by his brother Kefaet, went on an official visit to the Immigration Authority. The Clerk asked Kefaet to wait outside and secretly called the police. Hikmet was then arrested by the police on the basis of an invalid/void arrest warrant. In lightning speed, Hikmet was before the Judge and then taken to detention prison awaiting trial.

Because Hikmet’s status was ‘toleration’ (Duldung) he is now threatened with deportation to Kosovo. A country Hikmet does not know, and in which he, and as Roma, faces discrimination and violence.

Hikmet is also known to many as the artist Prince-H. He thrilled audiences with his energy and musical talent and often performed at cultural events and concerts for human rights. We know him as a creative, humorous, non-conformist who put his art in the service of living peacefully together, without discrimination or exclusion of other cultures.

We need your help! The cost of the competent lawyer are high. Hikmet needs in this situation a good legal advice and this costs money. Any help and any small amount is important! Please share this Donation call, asking friends and acquaintances. Many thanks!

 

Recipient/Spendenkonto: Roma Center
Account No./Kontonummer:170399, Bank No./Bankleitzahl: 26050001
Reference/ Verwendungszweck: Free HIKMET

 

New Article:Free Hikmet!

http://www.alle-bleiben.info/freiheit-und-bleiberecht-fuer-hikmet-kampf-um-sein-bleiberecht-geht-weiter-und-brauchen-dafuer-eure-unterstuetzung-sowohl-politisch-als-auch-finanziell/

 


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FREE HIKMET! Fight for Hikmet’s right to live in Germany

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alle bleiben! uploaded a new video: “FREIHEIT und Bleiberecht für HIKMET

Am 09.10.2015 wurde unser Bruder und Freund Hikmet Prizreni verhaftet und ihm droht die Abschiebung!

Als Hikmet seinen Bruder Kefaet zu einem Amtsbesuch begleitete, bat ihn die Sachbearbeiterin kurz vor der Tür zu warten und verständigte insgeheim die Polizei. Hikmet wurde daraufhin wegen eines nichtigen Haftbefehls von den Polizeibeamten abgeführt. In einem Blitzverfahren wurde Hikmet dem Haftrichter vorgeführt , und befindet zur in Untersuchungshaft.

Da er lediglich in diesem Land geduldet ist, droht ihm nun die Abschiebung in den Kosovo. Ein Land welches er nicht kennt und in dem er als Roma Diskriminierungen und Gewalt ausgesetzt ist. Hikmet vielen auch bekannt als Künstler Prince-H, engagiert sich mit seiner Musik und Tatkraft und tritt auf kulturellen und menschenrechtlichen Veranstaltungen auf. Wir kennen ihn als humorvollen Querdenker, der zum friedlichen Miteinander, ohne Diskriminierung und Ausgrenzung anderer Kulturen aufruft!

Hinter jeder Abschiebung steckt auch immer ein Mensch! In diesem Fall ist es Hikmet Prizreni. Lassen Sie uns gemeinsam gegen die Abschiebung von Hikmet die Stimme erheben, und fordern daher FREIHEIT und Bleiberecht Für HIKMET P. aka Prince-H !!!!

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ERKLÄRUNG zur Gedenkveranstaltung und bundesweiten Aktionen gegen Abschiebungen von Roma am 2. und 3. und 5. August 2015

AktionenGegenAbschibungenVonRoma_2_August-2015_pdf_-_Microsoft_Word_Online

Click on the photo to see the statement.

Bis heute ist die Geschichte der Verfolgung und Vernichtung von Roma und Sinti nicht ausreichend erforscht und nicht genau bekannt. Dies ist kein Zufall, es ist Ausdruck von fortgesetzten Mechanismen der Ausgrenzung und Ablehnung.

Roma und Sinti wurden während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus in die Konzentrationslager Belzec, Siedlce, Bergen-Belsen oder Auschwitz, aber auch nach Neuengamme bei Hamburg deportiert. Schätzungen zufolge waren hier ungefähr 500 Menschen als sogenannte „Zigeuner“ inhaftiert. Als Zwangsarbeiter_innen wurden die Menschen dort körperlich ausgebeutet und bei Mangelernährung fürchterlich gequält. Von den insgesamt 100.000 Häftlingen überlebte mehr als die Hälfte diese Tortur nicht.

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Unterzeichnende: Bundes Roma Verband e.V., Roma Antidiscrimination Network (RAN), Freiburger Forum aktiv gegen Ausgrenzung, Aktion Bleiberecht Freiburg, Romano Jekipe ano Hamburg, Recht auf Stadt Hamburg -never mind the papers,alle bleiben!, Roma Center Göttingen e.V.,Recht auf Stadt Hamburg – never mind the papers, NoBorder Passau, Sahra Mirow (Stadträtin Die Linke Heidelberg),