Schlagwörter: Polizeigewalt

Free the Röszke 11!

On the 15th of september 2015 demonstrations started at the Horgoš-Röszke border crossing, which continued until the next day. Several hundred people protested and eventually managed to cross the border, only to be attacked by special and regular police forces, which indiscriminately beated up people in the crowd.

After this clash 11 people were arbitrarily arrested and accused with charges ranging from illegal border crossing to terrorism! Nine of them were aready released, while two are still in prison in Hungary: Yamen A. sentenced to 3 years and Ahmed H. senteced to 10 years for acts of terrorism.

This case is one of many horrible cases within the ongoing European migration policy when individual lives are destroyed. It is crucial because it reveals the absurdity of European politics of migration, the repression of the EU border regime and the oppressive politics which lie behind the ‘innocent’ idea of state institutions particularly.  Focusing on Ahmad’s trial and the sentences of the others its important to not see Hungary as the (most) “evil“ EU-state but to unmask the fences-and-prisons-system of criminalization and humiliation as it is-  the core of every state institution and the very essence of a EuropeanUnion, thats seeks to be a ‚democratic‘ fortress.

Brutal revenge against protesters: Police violence at the Greek-Macedonian border

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Brutal revenge against protesters: Police violence at the Greek-Macedonian border
Macedonian Officials abuse participants of refugee protests in Idomeni

A report from Travelling Bureau and Moving Europe

After a series of protests in the (refugee) camp in Idomeni, GR , during the night of the 3rd to the 4th of March 2016, at around 2 AM, at least two people were beaten up by the Macedonian military as well as by the police. According to eyewitness reports, the incident happened directly at the border fence, visible to many refugees and where several were forced to watch. According to the survivors, beatings also took place behind the official containers at the border crossing. At least one of the victims were a central figure of the ongoing refugee protests of the past days in the camp of Idomeni.