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06.07.2021

Seehofers 69

Teil (1/4) Willkommen und Tschüss 

Es war ein Abschiebeflug wie jeder andere, bis Horst Seehofer scherzte: „Ausgerechnet an meinem 69. Geburtstag...“ Drei Jahre später finden wir einige der 69 Afghanen wieder: Im Chaos von Kabul, gestrandet in Moria und zurück in der bayrischen Idylle.

Teil (2/4) Komm, Regen 

In Afghanistan angekommen, verliert sich die Spur von Seehofers 69 schon nach wenigen Tagen. Kaum einer sieht eine Perspektive im Land. Emran Feroz ist als Journalist immer wieder im Land unterwegs. Für uns reist er drei Jahre später den Geschichten von Amir, Abdul und den anderen Abgeschobenen nach  

Teil (3/4) Festgefahren 

Auf seiner zweiten Flucht beibt Abdul mit seiner schwangeren Frau im berüchtigten Lager Moria auf der griechischen Insel Lesbos hängen. Amir und Khayesta versuchen derweil alles, um für ihre Ausbildung nach Deutschland zurückzukehren.

Teil (4/4) Rückkehr 

Tausende Euro Abschiebekosten, Ausbildungsvertrag, Visaanträge und Behördengänge in Deutschland, Indien und Pakistan: Wer zurück nach Deutschland möchte, muss viele Hürden überwinden. Alleine schafft das kein Abgeschobener.

 

Language(s): Deutsch / German

16.06.2021

Greece: Pushback of migrants? - Arte Reportage

Within just a year, the new Greek government has drastically reduced migration into the country. Since last year, Human rights activists accuse her of violating asylum law with so-called “pushbacks”, the systematic illegal forcing back of potential asylum seekers by the Greek coast guard into Turkish waters.

If the Greek Coast Guard has indeed destroyed refugee boats and then sent the migrants from Greek waters back toward the Turkish coast, this would be, first, a violation of the law of the sea and the obligation to assist persons in distress at sea; and second, a violation of international and European law, including Article 3 of the Convention on Human Rights, which prohibits the refoulement of refugees. This Arte report explores the matter.

Language(s): Deutsch / German

05.05.2021

Lesbos:Illegal push-backs from land

In the Aegean, people in need of protection are no longer 'only' illegally and brutally intercepted and pushed back at sea, now even people who have already arrived on land are intercepted by "hooded men", dragged into vans and forcibly taken back to the open sea.

Recently Aegean Boat Report again reported a cruel push-back of a group of 53 people, including 3 pregnant women and 35 infants. As has been proven, they had arrived on Lesvos and were on their way to the village of Klio on foot. When the port police were informed by residents of their arrival, they tracked down the group and indicated that they would take the people to a quarantine camp. A few hours later, all of them, including the children, were abandoned on a life raft at sea and left to themselves.

Alice lives in the village of Klio and regularly witnesses people and children arriving in boats simply 'disappearing': "I want us to report this, to cause an outcry! We cannot let this happen!

 

Aegean Boat Report: "Over 30 children left drifting in a life raft by Hellenic coast guard."

 

 


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Language(s): Deutsch / German

05.03.2021

Solidarity with Lorena Fornasir & Gian Andrea Franchi

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On the morning of February 23, 2021, police raided the home of Lorena Fornasir, a 68-year-old psychotherapist, and Gian Andrea Franchi, an 84-year-old retired philosophy teacher. For years, both have been campaigning for the rights of refugees and migrants in the port city of Trieste, Italy. In 2019, they founded the volunteer organization "Linea d'ombra", which raises funds to support migrants in need. When people arrive at the borders, they provide them with food, clothing and medical care. They also travel to Bosnia monthly to help local migrants and activists.

This video was made in October 2020, before they were prosecuted & criminalized. It gives an insight in the work they do and their motivation. We as borderline-europe condemn the oppressive measures by the Italian State and moreover the EU which are trying to systematically pursuit and criminalize NGO's, activists and people on the move.

Solidarity is not a crime!

 

Language(s): Italienisch / Italiano

12.02.2021

Sea-Eye Podcast: Honestly - Episode 8 Frontex - with Matthias Monroy

In this episode, activist and knowledge worker Matthias Monroy talks to us about the problem: Frontex. He explains what Frontex actually does, tells us about the numerous scandals ("frontex files") and problems surrounding the European border protection agency, its future plans, the difficult legal situation and the billions the EU spends on protecting borders instead of human lives. It is a long, but very exciting and insightful conversation!

 

Matthias article on Frontext Files:

https://digit.site36.net/2021/02/05/frontex-files-the-military-border-po...

 

More info on Sea-Eye can be found at:

https://sea-eye.org/ 

Language(s): Deutsch / German

29.01.2021

"The hope disappeared"

Video footage from the aid organization "Doctors Without Borders" shows migrants setting off on foot from northern Italy across the snowy Alps. For them, it is the last stage of a long journey.

 

They have already covered hundreds of kilometers on foot by the time they arrive here in northern Italy at the foot of the Alps. Despite the snow and cold, migrants, most of whom have reached Italy via the so called Balkan route, are currently making their way across the mountains to France or Austria.

 

Language(s): Deutsch / German

17.01.2021

Abandond in the cold

The situation of refugees in and around Lipa in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina is life-threatening: 

 

"They are trying to find a place to sleep somewhere, to survive somehow. Hundreds of homeless refugees are trying to survive the harsh winter in northeastern Bosnia. A disaster in front of the eyes of the EU. 

 

"The military has come and put up some tents. But this looks like it is more a measure to calm the public in Europe than to really help the refugees. There are far too few tents, maybe 200, 300 people can be accommodated there. All the others are still on the street, don't know where to go, running through the forest, trying to sleep somewhere, to survive somehow. No one really knows how to go on."

 

 

Language(s): Deutsch / German

11.01.2021

Criminalisation of Solidarity in the Western Balkans

The Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) speaks to Belgrade-based lawyer and external network partner Milica Svabic (Klik Aktiv) about rising anti-migration sentiment and right-wing extremism, the criminalisation and repression of those supporting people on the move, and her personal day-to-day experiences as a refugee rights activist in Serbia. This episode follows the publication of a report published by BVMN in November 2020, that documents the trend to de-legitimise, stigmatise and criminalise acts of humanity and solidarity with people on the move.

Language(s): Englisch / English

06.01.2021

Testimony from Lipa (Bosnia Herzegovina) - 4th day of hunger strike - No Name Kitchen feat. @Eddie

The video is recorded from a live video phonecall. Eddie, a person-on-the-move in Lipa, called a volunteer in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday during the hunger strike. Some of the guys gave an interview and walked the volunteer around Lipa through a WhatsApp video connection. The volunteer recorded the screen of their phone and edited that video call into this video.

Within the video people, who are now living in the ruins of camp Lipa, talk about and show their dire living conditions. They call out Europe and seek Justice. 

Language(s): Englisch / English

18.12.2020

"Stigmatized, criminalized, imprisoned"

Stigmatized, Criminalized, Imprisoned - The Fight Against Alleged 'Smugglers' in the Greek Hotspot Islands" - this is the title of a report jointly researched and written by Aegean Migrant Solidarity, Borderline Europe and Deportation Monitoring Aegean. The publication reveals that the Greek criminal justice system sentences people who cross the Aegean Sea to Europe to life imprisonment. An analysis of problematic naratives within europe and systematic criminalisation of people that seek refuge. 

Language(s): Deutsch / German

07.12.2020

Asylsuchende auf Lesbos: "Das neue Moria ist schlimmer als das alte"

Nachdem das Geflüchteten Camp Moria nach einem Brand völlig zerstört wurde, hat die griechische Regierung auf einem Militärgelände ein neues Zeltlager errichtet. 

Damit sind die Probleme jedoch nicht gelöst, im Gegenteil.  Das Zeltlager kann der Herausforderung des nahenden Winters in keinster Weise gerecht werden. Die Bewegungsfreiheiten der Asylsuchenden wurden weiter eingeschränkt und für die Presse ist es unmöglich, ins Innere des Camps zu gelangen. Unser Reporter Mortaza Behboudi hat Möglichkeiten gefunden, dennoch Bilder aus de Camp zu erhalten.

Language(s): Deutsch / German

27.11.2020

Von Schleppern und Schlägern

Die EU kann sich einfach nicht auf eine gemeinsame Asylpolitik einigen. Und deshalb geht die Abschottung der Außengrenzen weiter, auch mit Gewalt. Astrid Corall und Alexander Göbel sprechen mit Michael Schneider über ihre Recherchen zwischen Brüssel, Balkan und Mittelmeer.

Language(s): Deutsch / German

18.11.2020

Is a migrant crisis unfolding off West Africa’s Atlantic coast?

A sea journey to Europe once shunned by many migrants for being too dangerous is busy again. Hundreds have drowned this year in the Atlantic Ocean off Senegal on their way to the Canary Islands, a Spanish territory and gateway to Europe.

Language(s): Englisch / English

27.10.2020

Warum das EU-Grenzregime krank macht & wie Migration und Solidarität kriminalisiert werden

In der vierten Folge des Podcasts "The Right to Health" im Rahmen der Berliner Anhörung des Permanent Peoples' Tribunal sprechen Andrea und Frauke von borderline-europe darüber, warum das EU-Grenzregime krank macht und wie Migration und Solidarität in der EU kriminalisiert werden. Der Podcast wurde an dem Tag aufgenommen, an dem das Camp Moria auf Lesbos abbrannte.

Language(s): Deutsch / German

27.10.2020

Schwerwiegende Vorwürfe gegen Frontex

Die EU-Agentur Frontex ist in sogenannte Pushbacks verwickelt. Flüchtlinge, die nach Griechenland wollen, werden illegal in die Türkei zurückgeschickt. Frontex stritt bislang eine Beteiligung an solchen Vorgängen ab.

Language(s): Deutsch / German

22.10.2020

#DefendSolidarity - Pierre-Alain Mannoni

In France, the university professor Pierre-Alain gave three injured women a lift so they could receive medical support. He was arrested and charged with aiding and abetting illegal residence.


All over Europe, organisations and individuals are being discredited, harassed, obstructed and prosecuted because they show solidarity with people on the move.

Video Kathrin Schmidt, Iuventa | Video Sara Mardini | Video Seán Binder | Video Anouk van Gestel


Our report (in German) "Push back Solidarity - How the European Union criminalizes solidarity with protection seeking protection" gives an insight and overview of the increasing criminalization of solidarity within the European Union; its background, forms and effects and numerous cases.

However, state repression is meeting with resistance. Those affected are not intimidated. Repression is followed by new waves of solidarity and fires up the common fight against the racist European border regime.

Let's make solidarity a threat again.

Language(s): Englisch / English

21.10.2020

Kriminalisierung von Solidarität - Interview Radio free FM

"Wirkt auf den ersten Blick widersprüchlich - ist es auch. Julia Winkler von ,,borderline-europe" klagt an: 'In einem Europa, in dem schwerwiegende, systematische Menschenrechtsverletzungen an der Tagesordnung sind, sollen Menschen so auch noch ihrer letzten Unterstützungsstrukturen beraubt werden." Genau zu diesem Thema hat sie einen Bericht veröffentlicht - und uns im Interview spannende Einblicke gegeben!' - Radio free FM

Im Interview mit Radio free FM sprechen wir über unseren Report "Push back Solidarity - Wie die Europäische Union Solidarität mit Schutzsuchenden kriminalisiert", der einen Ein- und Überblick über die zunehmende Kriminalisierung von Solidarität innerhalb der Europäischen Union; ihre Hintergründe, Formen und Auswirkungen und zahlreiche Fälle gibt.


Der Report ist am 08.10.2020 erschienen und kann gegen Spende zzgl. Versandkosten bei uns bestellt werden. Schreibt dafür einfach eine E-Mail mit gewünschter Anzahl und Postadresse an volunteer@borderline-europe.de

Language(s): Deutsch / German

19.10.2020

#DefendSolidarity - Seán Binder

Seán is a trained rescue diver. He was a volunteer on Lesbos for one year. Now he is under investigation in Greece.


All over Europe, organisations and individuals are being discredited, harassed, obstructed and prosecuted because they show solidarity with people on the move.

Video Kathrin Schmidt, Iuventa | Video Sara Mardini | Video Pierre-Alain Mannoni | Video Anouk van Gestel


Our report (in German) "Push back Solidarity - How the European Union criminalizes solidarity with protection seeking protection" gives an insight and overview of the increasing criminalization of solidarity within the European Union; its background, forms and effects and numerous cases.

However, state repression is meeting with resistance. Those affected are not intimidated. Repression is followed by new waves of solidarity and fires up the common fight against the racist European border regime.

Let's make solidarity a threat again.

 

Support Seán: https://www.betterplace.org/de/projects/81284-spende-fuer-gerechtigkeit-an-europas-grenzen-free-nassos-sarah-sean

Language(s): Englisch / English

15.10.2020

#DefendSolidarity - Kathrin Schmidt, Iuventa

Kathrin was head of mission and project manager on the civil search and rescue ship Iuventa. With the Iuventa, the lives of over 14,000 people could be saved. The ship has been confiscated since August 2017 and Kathrin, together with nine other crew members, is under investigation in Italy.


All over Europe, organisations and individuals are being discredited, harassed, obstructed and prosecuted because they show solidarity with people on the move.

Video Sara Mardini | Video Seán Binder | Video Pierre-Alain Mannoni | Video Anouk van Gestel


Our report (in German) "Push back Solidarity - How the European Union criminalizes solidarity with protection seeking protection" gives an insight and overview of the increasing criminalization of solidarity within the European Union; its background, forms and effects and numerous cases.

However, state repression is meeting with resistance. Those affected are not intimidated. Repression is followed by new waves of solidarity and fires up the common fight against the racist European border regime.

Let's make solidarity a threat again.

Language(s): Deutsch / German

14.10.2020

Lesbos: Who started the fire at Europe’s largest refugee camp? - BBC Newsnight

On 8 September 2020, the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos went up in flames. In an extended report, BBC Newsnight investigates the events surrounding the blaze.

Language(s): Englisch / English

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