Monthly Archives: May 2018

[Harmanli21] CALL FOR AN INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF SOLIDARITY ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE IMPRISONED MIGRANTS FROM HARMANLI

We document a call of comrades from Sofia:

FREE THE HARMANLI 21!

On 24th of April, 2018 was the first hearing against 21 arrested
migrants accused of participation in a violent riot in the so-called
“open camp” of Harmanli, in 2016. The riot broke out when the camp was
put under unlawful quarantine after pressure from the far right’s
anti-immigrant propaganda. 21 Afghani people were sent to court
despite clear evidence of police brutality and of random mass beatings
after the riot. No police was investigated.

The next hearing will be on the 5th of June, 2018 at the Regional
court in Harmanli.

·We are planning a week of local actions in solidarity with the
Harmanli 21 until the new date of the trial.

·We call for solidarity actions in front of each Bulgarian embassy or
consulate, demanding the immediate еnding of the trial, release of the
21 migrants and investigation of the police brutality against the
people in the camp.

The 21 migrants continue to be held in the detention centre of
Lyubimets, facing the threat of deportation back to Afghanistan or of
prison sentence in Bulgaria. The whole trial is totally absent in most
of the media and society in general. We believe that only pressure
from inside and outside can help put this trial out in the public eye,
especially in these last 2 months of Bulgarian presidency of the EU
council.

·The week of actions is from Monday, 28th of May to Tuesday, 5th of
June, 2018.

Apart from that you can help by starting campaigns in your countries
and cities in order to inform your local society about the Harmanly 21
case.

Only united we can resist the brutality of the Bulgarian state and of
“Fortress Europe”!

SOLIDARITY, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FOR THE HARMANLI 21!

Antifa Sofia and comrades

More information:

1) After the Rebellion of the Voiceless, the Trial comes – FREDOM FOR
THE HARMANLI 21
After the Rebellion of the Voiceless, the Trial comes – FREDOM FOR THE HARMANLI 21

2) Report of the the first day from the trial against the Harmanli 21

http://bulgaria.bordermonitoring.eu/2018/04/26/the-start-of-the-trial-against-the-harmanli-21/ Show
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[PetrouRalli8] Conviction of the 8 accused migrants of Petrou Ralli

The 8 migrants, known as Petrou Ralli 8, have been all been found gulity of violence against police and resisting police on 23rd of May in Athens. Seven have been convicted to 3 years and 1 month of prison on probation, one because the court said he had a weapon was convicted to 3 years and 2 month of prison on probation.

People observing the trial said it was a ridicolous showcase, as the policemen who were witnessing were caught in lies and imagination of “dangerous migrants”. The lawyers and the accused will go into revision. Until this happened, all are free, but are not allowed to leave the country.

What happened?

In Mai 2017 there has been a protest of imprisoned refugees in the detention prison Petrou Ralli in Athens. They demanded medical healthcare for a comrade in prison and protested against the conditions in prison. What happened was a brutal police attack against the imprisoned with many injured. 8 people were arrested because of their origin (Algerian) and accused. They have been brought to different prisons in whole Greece and threatened by many years of prison and loss of all right of protection by asylum.

More information can be found on the page of the Greek supporters from Unbuntu Wahhada in Thessaloniki.

Solidarity with the accused!

[Moria35] Threat of deportation of seven of the Moria35 to Turkey

URGENT ACTION NEEDED:

Seven of the #Moria35 face deportation on Thursday. In a process fraught with procedural violations, they have had their applications for asylum rejected. After over a year of dehumanizing treatment, from Moria Camp, to the viscous attack by the police, followed by nine months of unjust imprisonment, they now face being sent to Turkish prison, and likely deportation to the countries they fled. Furthermore, all are eligible for humanitarian protection in Greece as victims or witnesses of a serious crime. Three have themselves filed complaints against the police for the attack against them, and there is an open ongoing investigation initiated by the public prosecutor against the police, for which all seven are important witnesses. Their deportation will not only violate their rights to due process, but will ensure the continued impunity of the police in their policies of violent repression in the Greek hotspots. To stop the deportation contact the Lesvos Police at +30 22510 37721, 58800, 58803 and the Regional Asylum Office at +30 2251032323 or pga.lesvou@asylo.gov.gr, #freethemoria35 #lesvos #refugeesgr

Την Πέμπτη οι 7 από τους #Moria35 είναι για απέλαση ενώ οι αιτήσεις τους για άσυλο έχουν απορριφθεί. Ένα χρόνο απάνθρωπης αντιμετώπισης στον καταυλισμό της Μόριας, τη βίαιη αστυνομική επίθεση και την απαράδεκτη 9-μηνη φυλάκισή τους, τώρα θα σταλούν σε τουρκική φυλακή και ενδεχόμενη απέλαση πίσω στις χώρες απ’όπου το έσκασαν. Όλοι τους έχουν το δικαίωμα ανθρωπιστικής προστασίας στην Ελλάδα ως θύματα ή μάρτυρες σοβαρών εγκλημάτων. Οι τρεις έχουν καταγγείλει την αστυνομία για τις επιθέσεις εναντίον τους και ο Εισαγγελέας κάνει έρευνες κατά της αστυνομίας στις οποίες και οι εφτά είναι μάρτυρες. Οι απελάσεις τους όχι μόνο παραβιάζουν το δικαίωμα δίκαιων διαδικασιών αλλά έτσι διασφαλίζεται και η συνέχιση της αστυνομικής αυθαιρεσίας και της πολιτικής βίαιης καταπίεσης στους ελληνικούς προσφυγικούς καταυλισμούς. Για να σταματήσουν οι απελάσεις επικοινωνούμε με την Αστυνομία Λέσβου 22510 37721, 58800, 58803 και την Περιφερειακή Υπηρεσία Ασύλου 2251032323 ή pga.lesvou@asylo.gov.gr #freethemoria35 #lesvos #refugeesgr

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