03. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Barcelona: Besatzung der C-Star vom katalonischen Roten Kreuz gerettet · Kategorien: Spanien · Tags:

Die C-Star, das Boot der rechtsextremen identitären Bewegung, mit dem Migrant*innen auf dem Mittelmeer abgefangen und nach Nordafrika zurückgebracht werden sollten, liegt inzwischen vor dem Hafen von Barcelona. Vor zwei Tagen hat die Internationale Transportarbeiter Gewerkschaft bekannt gemacht, dass der Reeder die Besatzung auf dem Schiff ohne Wasser und Lebensmittel zurückgelassen hat. Das katalanische Rote Kreuz hat die acht aus Sri Lanka stammenden Matrosen gerettet.

Corriere della Sera | 03.10.2017

La C-Star diventa una nave fantasma, l’equipaggio soccorso dalla Croce rossa catalana

Otto marinai dello Sri Lanka della nave degli estremisti di destra abbandonati senza cibo e acqua di fronte al porto di Barcellona

di Marta Serafini

La C-Star, la nave dei giovani di generazione identitaria, movimento di destra anti migranti, ha fatto parlare di sé per tutta l’estate. Arrembaggi, naufragi, accuse di favoreggiamento dell’immigrazione clandestina. Per oltre un mese la nave nera ha scorazzato di fronte alla Sar Zone libica nel tentativo di bloccare i soccorsi delle ong, poi se ne sono perse le tracce. Fino a due giorni fa quando l’International Transport Workers’ Federation (il sindacato dei marinai) ha denunciato come l’armatore della nave abbia abbandonato al loro destino gli otto componenti dell’equipaggio, tutti provenienti dallo Sri Lanka.

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03. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Refugees in Greece feel like ‘prisoners and hostages’ · Kategorien: Griechenland · Tags: ,

Al Jazeera | 03.10.2017

Recent weeks have seen a sharp surge in the number of refugees and migrants reaching Greek islands.

Patrick Strickland 

When Arash Hampay set out from his native Iran, he envisioned Europe as a safe haven from the torture and interrogations he had endured in his homeland.

Before leaving Tehran, Hampay, a 32-year-old activist and community organiser, had been imprisoned for several months for allegedly forming an illegal political group. He insists that he was targeted for his political activism and had no choice but to flee the country.

Yet, he found a different reality when he landed on Greek shores after taking a dinghy from Turkey across the Aegean Sea in September 2016.

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03. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für “Italy’s deal to stem flow of people from Libya in danger of collapse” · Kategorien: Italien, Libyen · Tags:

The Guardian | 04.10.2017

Number of people crossing Mediterranean rises again amid power struggle between rival factions in Libyan human-trafficking port

A key pillar of the Italian government’s effort to stem the politically toxic issue of people crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to southern Italy is in danger of collapse as a result of a bloody power struggle in the key Libyan port of Sabratha, the epicentre of human trafficking to Italy.

The Italian prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, had hailed an 80% drop in the number of migrants reaching Italy in July and August, but the number of migrants suddenly started rising again last month as the Sabratha power struggle unfolded, suggesting rival gangs, fighting for control of the profitable business, may not prove reliable partners for the Italians.

The strategy to stem the flow of people from Libya – largely masterminded by the Italian interior minister, Marco Minniti – is seen by the governing Democratic party (PD) as critical to its fortunes in elections next spring.

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03. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Judgment in Strasbourg on the complaints of two refugees · Kategorien: Marokko, Spanien · Tags: ,

ECCHR | 03.10.2017

Expulsions conducted by Spain at the EU’s external borders violate the European Convention on Human Rights

Berlin/Strasbourg, 03 October 2017 – Spanish authorities systematically and often violently expel refugees and migrants at the border with Morocco. This long-standing practice of push-backs at the external borders of the European Union (EU) is unlawful. Automatic expulsions violate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) today ruled in Strasbourg. The judgment came in response to two complaints against Spain brought to the ECtHR in February 2015 by two refugees from Mali and Cote d’Ivoire based on the initiative and expertise of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR). The Court’s decision states that Spain’s push-back practices at the Spanish-Moroccan border are in violation of Article 4 Protocol 4 (prohibition of collective expulsions) and Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) ECHR.

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03. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für “Evicted Refugees in Lebanon Have Nowhere Left to Run” · Kategorien: Libanon, Syrien · Tags:

Refugees Deeply | 28.09.2017

Lebanon wants to evict 12,000 refugees who live near an air base where foreign military assistance is delivered. The evictions, which began in spring and recently resumed after a short respite, have left refugees more vulnerable amid rising demands they return to Syria.

Charlotte Alfred, Abby Sewell

BEIRUT – Adel Jarran and his teenage sons painstakingly pulled nails from the plywood walls of their makeshift home, while his wife and younger children rolled up blankets and piled up sleeping pads.

A tall, cheerful man with a strong country accent from Syria’s Idlib province, Jarran already knew the drill. This mid-May afternoon was the family’s third eviction since seeking refuge from the Syrian war in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley six years ago.

Within a few hours, their shack would be reduced to a pile of lumber and tarps and loaded onto a caravan of trucks rattling down a dirt track out of the field that had been the family’s home for the past two years.

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