19/08/2017: Demo “Stop deportations! Abolish the Dublin system! Freedom of movement for all!”

Organizers: Sierra Leone United Association in Germany

We want to protest together against deportations and the Dublin-system.
They destroy human dignity. In the German asylum system and the
Dublin-System there is no freedom of movement. People are prisoners
without freedom. This life destroys the mental health of the people and
leads them into prostitution and criminal act.

Demonstration: „Stop deportations! Abolish the Dublin system! Freedom of movement for all!“

Start: 1 pm at Hauptbahnhof München

Workshops:

Start: 7 pm (place will be communicated later)

  • How to prepare my own interview? (Arrival Aid)
  • Informations about the Asylum system in Bavaria

 

Party:

Start: 10 pm (Arabellapark, address will be communicated later)

Mixed-Music from Turn Tables: Bigger Rizer DJ&Musics-Performance / Music-Performance by Maligie Kappay / DJ Tims / DJ Salman / Sierra Leone cultural dance

Event language: English / German translation possible / more translations have to be requested before // Englisch / Deutsch ist möglich / andere Sprachen müssen vorher angefragt werden

“This is the voice of freedom” – Interview with Zaki

In February 2016, refugees protested against their planned deportations with a hunger strike in the deportation prison in Mühldorf am Inn (Bavaria). After the fire in one of the cells, the prison authorities answered with banning visits and mails. The following day, one of the inmates was deported to Afghanistan despite to the injuries caused by the fire. The foreign office (Ausländerbehörde) in Munich was blocked in solidarity with the protest for several hours. After three weeks of hunger strike, Zaki K. was deported as the last of the strikers against his will with Air India from Frankfurt to Kabul. Because of the solidarity action three activists were on trial on the 14th of March 2017. Read here their process declaration (German). The interview with Zaki was conducted before the trial.

Hello Zaki. Last year you were involved in the hungerstrike in the deportation prison in Mühldorf and got deported after a long struggle. This week is the court hearing because of a solidarity action, which took place during your protest. We thought it is a good possibility to speak with you again.

Yes, I have a lot to say, but who will listen to these things? When I was in Germany, I saw the truth. What the police did with me, they cannot deny that, because I have proofs. How the German police, the German lawmakers, how they lie to people, how they cheat the asylum people. Inacceptable things happened in 2016. With a white paper in the pocket they deported me.

What do you mean with white paper? Do you mean they deported you without any legal ground?

Yes, a fake paper. When I was on hungerstrike, they deported me. The time they came, my lawyer was not working, lunchtime. Six guards came, pushed me by force out, took me out. They just showed me a pocket and said: „All your papers came from the court in Nürnberg. Just take your things and when you are in the car, you can read the papers.“ I took my things, went in the police car, we started driving to Frankfurt and I asked again to see the papers from court. They said „Later, at the airport“. At the airport I told them again to give me my papers. They refused again. Later when I was able to open that pocket I saw that there were some papers of my marriage legalisation, but mainly white papers! I was shocked. What? That policeman? That Landratsamt? They are cheating me so bad? They must be ashame of what they did with me. I still have this pocket with me. One day I will write a story about it. About how Germany is talking so much, and cheating me.

The deportation was around 10 months ago. Can you tell us what has happened in the last months and in your first days and weeks back in Afghanistan?

The Landratsamt in Tirschenreuth decided to deport me without any reason. My papers for the marriage were at the Standesamt and two years they told me „tomorrow, tomorrow“. And then in the end, they told me that because I am a Muslim I am not allowed to marry. They requested more and more papers. I gave them all the papers, all the documents. There was one person working there, saying „I will be the person, who is sending you back to Afghanistan.“ Even two years before, he told me „I will send you back.“. In the end they took my passport, called the police and  they took me. Before in the court they were saying, „You just want to marry to stay in Europe.“ Hey, about what they were talking? I am having children in Norway! I was twenty years in Europe!

They deported me from Frankfurt to Afghanistan. The German police was working at the airport in Kabul – they sold me to Afghanistan. When I got out of the airport I had nobody to go to, no family. A country full of war. I was going to hell. I wasn‘t able to find somebody. I found a place to stay for a couple of days in Kabul. I was so scared and also ill from the hugerstrike. I had so many problems in my body, with my knee, with my back, allergies.

Soon in Afghanistan I was kidnapped! They asked for money, but I had nothing. It happened even close to a military base, where they have so many cameras. Then there was a big suicide bombing, when they attacked a military base in Kabul. I was injured from that. I was in hospital because of my leg. Then I applied for a visa in Turkey and went there, after five, four months. It was too difficult to live in this place. I love my country, but there is war.

I experienced this three times! When they deported me for the first time from Europe to Afghanistan, I was kidnapped. My father was the vice president of Afghanistan in the past. In 2011 I opened a small shop and again I was kidnapped. I payed 24.000 Dollar to be released. In Afghanistan so many people don‘t have work so they work with so many diffrent groups. They can threaten you to take your money and empty your pockets. This is not a joke, not a story to tell. When I was deported to Afghanistan, the Taliban told me: „You come from Europe, so you have money.“ But I swear, I had nothing. They just pushed me on the street and said, „You work for Germany“. So I told myself that I cannot live in this country anymore, I had to leave again. Three times they did this with me, they came in the night, took me and took everything from me.

And if Germany is sending me back to Afghanistan, I think, they support them. Because they know the situation of our country. European gouvernments pay money to Afghanistan. For this money, they have to take back their citizens. But we need your help, not your money. We don‘t tell you to come to Afghanistan and help us. We don‘t need your police to teach us! You can help us to make streets, to make schools.  Help us to fight against those, who are destroying our country. This is not a war because of religion, but it is a war because of petrol, a war of oil, a war of soil. We grew up with the war. It makes up everything of our history. Everywhere terrorist attacks. Christians, Muslims, Jews are killed in the name of Islam.

Now I am in Turkey, I work, I have everything, I live in a beautiful city. In Germany I was not allowed to go to school, they put me at some remote place and I was not allowed to move 20 km outside. I was staying in Tirschenreuth, my lawyer in Munich. That‘s 4,5 hours travelling. How can I reach him? When I got back, there was no bus anymore.

In the middle of December there was a mass deportation to Afghanistan and there are negotiations about a new contract between Afghanistan and Germany so that it will be more easy to deport people. What do you think about that?

Asylum seekers never got any chance. Every month you have to decide, whether you spend your money for a lawyer or for food. And then often, as it was in my case, the lawyer is not working for you. I called him thousand times, and he was not answering. Because he knows that I am an asylum seeker and that he can do that with me.

The court, the Landratsamt, they just didn‘t wanted to listen, what kind of problem people have in Afghanistan. They think they are better than you. How can we believe that Germany has good laws? It‘s true, Germany has good laws, a good economy, but only for themselves. If Germany is sending so many people back, everybody will say about Germany that it is so bad. The other part of Afghanistan, the Taliban, they will enjoy that. They say, „See, this is Europe.“ And young boys get brainwashed, join the war against the NATO and become suicide bombers. Why do they send so many Afghan people back? The young generation will not forget this. I don‘t think it is good if people hate Germany. Why has this terrorist attack happened before Christmas in Berlin? Why? It is the mistakes of the lawmakers!

Germany makes many enemies for themselves. People just want to start a new life.  They don‘t think, that they will take social money, when they go to Germany. This is what people in Germany think: „We give them everything from our pockets.“ How you give us something from your pockets? If in 2016 Germany took half a million asylum seekers – in Turkey there were ten millions asylum seekers!

We are human beings. The fingers of my hand are the same size as yours. We can learn from each other something. If you have water, share a little of your water. If you have knowledge, teach people, let them learn. I lived in so many countries. Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Sweden, Norway and I learned from everywhere something.

Looking back on the hungerstrike in Mühldorf last year – how do you see the protest now?

The authorities in Mühldorf, they didn‘t want to help. The boss of the Muehldorf prison, he was living in Afghanistan two years. Many of them had been in Afghanistan. He told me: „Your country is very good, why you don‘t go back?“ I said: „You have been there only to do your job. You have been in secure military bases, not outside. If you went outside, you went with your soldiers.“ The police of Mühldorf, they are sick people. They have wrong information about asylum people. And in the Bundesamt, there are also working sick people.

In Mühldorf, we were treated you so bad. I saw people in prison who had serious problems with their teeth. They asked for a doctor, but the guards denied to call one. They said, he has to wait untill Monday. They just give you food, nobody wants to eat. If you complain, they say: „you are not coming to a hotel, this is not your father‘s house. Why are you coming here?“ I was thinking about what has happened with the Jews in the past in Germany and thought „Hey, these prison guards are really Nazis.“ I had another picture of Germany before. I thought they respect people. I was ready to give my heart to the people of Germany. I never wanted to committ any crime.

Are you still in contact to other hungerstrikers?

Yes, to Ahmad, who wanted to kill himself. When I was in Mühldorf, so many people wanted to kill themselves, to hang themselves. They didn‘t want to let news come out of Mühldorf. Another  person, after 30 years, they wanted to send him back. He is from Serbia. He has children here. 30 years he was here! He cut his arms. One day I woke up, I saw the blood on the ground. I turned the light on and saw that he is bleeding. I asked him later: „Brother, why do you want to die?“ He said, „If they send me back, after 30 years here, it is a new country for me.“ How can you give a person so much pain? Is this a dangerous person for Germany?

This is the voice of freedom. I don‘t want to be scared of any politician, of nobody. This is for all people around the world, Jews, Muslims, all people, who love freedom. Freedom is not just for Afghanistan, or Norway, of Germany. Freedom must be for all. All around the world. Not just for one country. I respect myself, so I respect everybody. But these people, maybe they don‘t respect themselves, because they are cheaters, liars, only talking about freedom. What does  freedom mean? Democracy? What is happening in the name of democracy? They are just using this name.

People have a lot of pain, they lost theirs lives. They don‘t want to remember, to see the cities and remember the friends they lost. When I see the schools in Afghanistan, I have to remember the bombings, how my school friend died. So dirty things happen. But they don‘t let us explain our lives. If you want to sell us to a country, sell. If you want to buy a country like this, do it, but 130 years before, the United Kingdom came to Afghanistan. They take everything, we beat them, they went to Pakistan. Who came next? So many others. Then Russia came, then NATO. We, the people, have nothing to do with politics. Me, personally, I don‘t want to listen to the stupid politicians. It is not, that if they offer you money, you can just go back. I want to live free. I want to live with every religion. I am a Jew, I am a Muslim, I am a Christian, I am a Buddhist. I don‘t want anybody to be scared to say what their religion is. The religion is not doing something bad, the people are making something bad, in the name of religion.

How is the situation now of your wife and children in Norway?

Last week my son had birthday and everytime he is telling me: „Father I love you so much, I miss you so much, I don‘t know why you don‘t come. When will you come?“ He is ten years now, when he was six, he told me the same things. The court didn‘t listen to us. How can I trust a court anymore? How can I trust the police anymore? We want to be together, we are a family.

Are you still trying to legalise your marriage?

Yes, but the problem is that my wife is working 30 percent, because she cannot work more. My children are born in Norway. According to the law of human rights, you are not allowed to seperate families. But I know, that we don‘t get our rights because we are Muslims. And the European people don‘t like Muslims, they hate them. It‘s not like before, a free Europe. This is the new Europe. They put in the minds of the young people: „Muslims are bad.“

What is your hope for the future?

If I look at the situation, I have zero hope for the future. Europe is talking nice about human rights. Everytime they are talking about human rights in other countries, but they themselves are the bosses of cheaters. You can make a hungerstrike thousand times and you will become sick. Why is there is a prison for asylum people? Why are they in the prison? Because they ran from war!

I read about history and the Nazi times in Germany.. You understand, how this was possible.
Our situation in Germany comes out what has happened in the past. It did not end in German society. They don‘t want to burn us in the oven, but they want to burn us in another way.

In the end, what you want to tell the German authorities?

I want to tell the German lawmakers, that with this kind of deportations you cannot solve the problem. They will hate Germany. If you don‘t listen to people, they explode at some point.

It is coming back to you, if Millions of people hate you. Why they don‘t send the doctors back to Afhanistan? Why not the ingenieurs? They accept them, but they send the normal people back. They need doctors and ingeniurs, they don‘t need us.

I love Germany, not because of the money or the social benefits. I have a lot of respect, even if they push me in the danger, I still want to thank the good people there and for the time I spend there.

Support your Local Non-Citizen Struggle! Make the Mobilization Tour Possible!

The group “Refugee Struggle for Freedom” group is at the moment knocking on the doors of refugee camps in order to network, exchange, and organize with other Non-Citizens. The aim of the mobilization tour in Bavaria is to get in touch with Non-Citizens in order to enter into a collective resistance against the racist asylum system!

To make this resistance possible, it is needed:

  • People who can drive cars and cars
  • Sleeping places for people (in Munich, Landshut, Regensburg, Würzburg, Nuremberg) coming from outside
  • Possibilities to print and copy
  • Translations (English, French, farsi, arabic, wolof, etc.)
  • Money! (For tickets, petrol, copies) Here is the call out for donations. Please spread it widely, collect money in your groups and from relatives, organize soli-parties, write financial applications and so on.At the moment it is mobilized for big Non Citizen meetings in Munich on Friday 17th March 2017 and the weekend of the 25th and 26th of March 2017.

    Contact us (solidarity.with.refugees at riseup.net) or RSFF (inforsff at gmail.com) if you can organize with us or support with something.

    Resistance to the racist asylum system! Solidarity with the struggles of Non-Citizens!

Demonstration against deportations at the Bundesamt in Nürnberg // 09/02/2017

Last Thursday (09.02.17) around 70 refugee women, men and children protested in Nuremberg in front of the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees. They protested against their Dublin deportations and for the right to have their asylum procedures in Germany. Most of them come from Ethiopia and are to be deported to Italy. One of the organizers told us on the phone that they had to live there on the street and were without any medical care. “In Italy, we have no human rights! Some of us would rather die than be deported to Italy.” She saw the two-hour demonstration from Nuremberg’s Hallplatz to the Federal Office as a success. Despite the cold many refugees have joined. Many of the women came to seek counselling from the International Women’s Cafe Soon, however, it was clear that there would be no individual solutions for them since most churches no longer accept people for church asylum. So they decided to organize a protest, in cooperation with the International Women’s Cafe.
Now they will meet next week to make further plans.

For a conditionless right to stay! Down with the inhumane Dublin system! Down with fortress Europe!

“Everyone should know what is going on” – Hungerstrike in Düren

Since one week, the Non-Citizen writer Farid B. is on hunger strike in Düren. He is protesting against the inhumane conditions in his camp and the discriminatory treatment by the operating organization Malteser. He was recently moved to a room that only measures ten square meters – two residents are supposed to live in it. That is far below the narrowly measured minimum standard. The refugees also receive out-of-date food. For three months the author has tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the administration about these nuisances.

Farid B. decided on 13 January to stop eating as a protest, although he has health problems. Since he has no power to speak, he communicates to the outside through a friend. He told us on the phone that Farid B. wants to draw attention to these inhuman conditions with his protest: “Everyone has to know what is going on.” He also demands that the chief of the Malteser administration resigns.

So far, the organisation has not shown any reaction to the hunger strike. The officials from the North Rhine-Westphalian state government and the city hall of Düren ignore the protest. Only the caretaker of the camp has responded: He has threatened Farid B. and denounced him as a ‘traitor’.

We wish Farid B. a lot of strength for his legitimate and important protest and send solidarity greetings!

Sat / 21.01.2017 / 1 p.m. / Rally against deportations to Afghanistan

Deporting people to a country that suffers from war, a country which
travel warnings were announced for and not even German soldiers are
capable of protecting their bases? unthinkable? For us it is, but
the German government and especially the Bavarian government is of
different opinion. On 14. of December 2016 34 people from Afghanistan
were deported from Frankfurt airport to Kabul. Among them, 8 people came
from Bavaria. The responsible politicians justify this practice of
deportation to a war country by territorial means of escape. But the
situation in Afghanistan is actually catastrophic: Only in November 2016
there were 5 big attacks with over 50 dead people and numberless
casualties. Moreover in Afghanistan there are already more than a
million refugees within the country who are insufficiently or even not
provided or protected at all.
We have to fight against this practice of deportation! We don’t want any
deportations, not to Afghanistan or elsewhere! We show solidarity to all
people who stand up for a right of residence and against deportation!
Stop deportation – NOW!

Therefore Jugendliche ohne Grenzen and Karawane München call up for a
demonstration in Munich to show a signal of solidarity against
deportation to Afghanistan and to show the Bavarian government that we
absolutely refuse their politics of deportation.

Saturday / 21.01.2017 / 1 p.m. / Stachus, Munich

Link to the event.

دیپورت به افغانستان

دولت آلمان اخراج اجباری مهاجران افغان به افغانستان را شدت بخشیده است. در روز شنبه تاریخ ۱۴ جنیوری از فرودگاه فرانکفورت ۳۴ نفر به افغانستان دیپورت شدند.

هم اکنون شما و تمامی مهاجران افغان دیگر به یک تظاهرات کاملا قانونی و بدون خشونت دعوت شده اید تا مخالفت خود را با این تصمیم نادرست اعلام نماید.

امید است که ما را در روز برفی در تظاهرات همیار باشد تا دیپورتی ها را به افغانستان متوقف بتوانیم.

با احترام حمایت کنندگاتان و مدد کاران اجتماعی

قرار ما:

 مکان: اشتاخوس , مونشن
راس ساعت: ۱۳:۰۰
تاریخ: روز شنبه .۲۱.۰۱

Where? Munich, Stachus
When? Saturday, 21.01.
Time: 1:00 p.m.

#RefugeeStruggle Rap from #SendlingerTor …. and beyond!

Teuglife and MC Fayital have been part of the recent Refugee Struggle at Sendlinger Tor and the following protest march to Nürnberg. Both will play at the Fight Deportations! Soliparty in Kafe Marat on January 14th.

Teuglife Kane

Teuglife International – Refugee Revolution

Teuglife Kane and the Je ll Person

MC Fayital

MC Fayital – Clash

MC Fayital – Avetisma Verball

 

Daily Resistance #3: Non-Citizens Uprising in Bavaria

Our friends from the Daily Resistance collective have just published a special issue on the Refugee Struggle that took place in autumn 2016 at Sendlinger Tor in Munich.

http://dailyresistance.oplatz.net/daily-resistance-3/

Daily Resistance is a periodical newspaper on actual paper written by refugee activists aimed to reach people in lagers. We want to inform them on the state of resistance in Germany and to empower them for their everyday resistance against the system.

The issue is available in 7 languages:

Apart from articles on the struggles in Bavaria written by Refugee Struggle activists, it also contains a great poster with pictures of their struggle, and a Ways to stop Deportation comic.

The issue is now ready for distribution:

We are looking for people who have contact to people living in Lagers and so-called refugees and can help to spread Daily Resistance.
It is one thing to produce this paper, print it, hand compile it (!) but a totally different one to get it out into the world.
Join us and spread the newspaper to the newcomers and others concerned!
How can I distribute the newspaper?
Please send us an email on dailyresistance@oplatz.net .
In the email please write:
1- Your postal address
2- Your telephone number
3- How many copies from each language you would like to receive
We would like to ask you to tell us in which languages you would need the newspaper. Because we print different languages separately and for reducing the costs we try to give to each person just the language they want, unlike the mixed format of last issues.

“I want to tell the people…” – Statement zu Zakis Abschiebung nach Afghanistan (de/en)

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BELOW

Am Montag, den 14.03.2016, wurde Zaki nach 6 Wochen Haft in der Abschiebehaftanstalt JVA Mühldorf und 3 Wochen im Hungerstreik nach Afghanistan abgeschoben.

Folgendes Statement & Zusammenfassung haben wir nach der Abschiebung gemeinsam mit Zaki bei Telefonaten zwischen Deutschland und Afghanistan verfasst. Wir freuen uns, wenn es verbreitet und veröffentlicht wird.

Freundinnen und Freunde von Zaki,
Zaki

München & Kabul, 17.03.2016.

Das Statement:

„So I want to tell the people what happens in Germany and what they do there to us. People burn themselves in the deportation prisons. They hang themselves, they cut themselves. I will remember what is going on there, in the JVA Mühldorf.
This is racism: Freedom is just for you.
I will not stop to fight for freedom. It does not matter if you are black or white, because freedom is for all the people.
We are not criminal, not Taliban, we don‘t do anything to somebody. It is not for my self interest. Racism destroys also the future of young generations. If they don‘t deeply unterstand, it is very dangerous.“

(Zaki aus Kabul, 17.03.2016) Continue reading ““I want to tell the people…” – Statement zu Zakis Abschiebung nach Afghanistan (de/en)”

Solidarity with the hungerstriking refugees in deportation prison Mühldorf!

Leider haben wir es aufgrund verschiedenster Widrigkeiten nicht geschafft, den Aufruf mit den Unterschriften zeitnah zu veröffentlichen.
Inzwischen ist der Hungerstreik beendet. Einige haben aufgehört zu streiken, zwei Streikende wurden nach Afghanistan abgeschoben. Eine Zusammenfassung der Ereignisse folgt noch.

Vielen Dank für die Solidarität an die Unterzeichnenden!

Solidarity with the hungerstriking refugees in deportation prison Mühldorf!

Since Sunday, 21st of February 2016 in the deportation prison in
Mühldorf (Bavaria) five refugees are in hunger strike. They protest for
the improvement of their imprisonment conditions and against their
deportations.

On Tuesday, 23rd of February a fire broke out in one of the prison
cells. The circumstances are still not clear, authorities accuse Ahmed
Saidzade – one of the hunger strikers – that he has set the fire.

On Wednesday, 24th of February 2016 Ahmed Saidzade was deported under
perilous circumstances with Air India to Afghanistan. Despite that fact
that he had been injured from the fire in his cell on Tuesday night, the
German authorities returned him. The psychological and physical
situation of Ahmed Saidzade was catastrophic in these circumstances.

With his deportation, the authorities and the airline Air India ignored
this dangerous situation and put their racist asylum policies so above his
life. And last but not least the situation in Afghanistan continues
perilous! Protests at the airport in Frankfurt and through a fax and
telephone campaign remained unheard.

Another four refugees are still on hunger strike in the deportation
prison Mühldorf. Because of the detention they are isolated from the
public and thus limited in their possibilities of direct personal, political
and legal support.

On Thursday, 25th of February, the foreign office in Munich was squatted
in solidarity with the hunger strike. Activists chained themselves on
the central entrance door and blocked it six hours untill they were evicted.

These were the demands:

1. A right of return for Ahmed Saidzade and all other deportees!
2. The release of all detainees in detention!
3. The suspension of deportations of the hunger strikers in Mühldorf and all other deportations!
4. The closure of the detention centers in Bamberg, Manching, Mühldorf am Inn, anywhere!
5. Right to stay for all!

What can you do to support the hunger strikers?

> Sign these demands. Send the name of you/ your group to solidarity.with.refugees@riseup.net.
> Spread the word, so that the voices from those in the inside are being heard!
> Put pressure on the responsibles with solidarity actions, protest letters and so on!
> Send solidarity messages to the hungerstrikers