16. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Malta, Autobombe: Daphne Caruana ermordet · Kategorien: Libyen, Malta · Tags: , ,

Die Journalistin Daphne Caruana Galizia wurde heute auf Malta mit einer Autobombe gezielt ermordet. Sie arbeitete investigativ und engagiert. In den Massenmedien wird der Mord mit ihren Beiträgen zu den Panama Papers in Verbindung gebracht. Daphne hat mit ihren Recherchen und Artikeln seit Jahren die Abschiebungen und Push-Backs von Boat-people nach Libyen kritisiert, auch gegen die Identitären mit ihrem rassistischen Projekt im Mittelmeer schrieb sie an. In Trauer und Wut, hier ein Blog-Eintrag von ihr:

Running Commentary, Daphne Caruana Galizias Notebook

Muscat and the political expediency of changing his stance on migrants depending on the public mood

August 20, 2017

In July 2013, Prime Minister Muscat tried to push migrants back to Libya in breach of the law, and was only stopped by a judicial protest signed by many Maltese lawyers calling on him to respect the rule of law, and by an injunction obtained by human rights lawyers, from the European Court of Human Rights.

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16. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Old route, new dangers: Migrant smugglers revive Black Sea route to Europe · Kategorien: Bulgarien, Rumänien, Türkei · Tags:

IRIN News | 16.10.2017

Advertised as a „tourist yacht“ to Europe, spacious and loaded with food and water, it was in fact a stripped-down, rusty blue fishing boat lacking any supplies for two stormy days at sea. Almost 160 men, women, and children were crammed on board, sick and fearful as the boat rocked violently from side to side, its leaky hold taking on water.

Jodi Hilton, Diego Cupolo

For Iraqi asylum-seeker Ahmed* and his family, transported to the vessel in the middle of the night and initially kept in the dark about their true destination – Romania – the experience was terrifying. “When I saw [the boat], I said, ‘Oh my god!’” recalled the former army sniper from Kirkuk, explaining that he refused to board until a smuggler with a handgun threatened to kill his family.

Over the last few months, reports of migrant boats being intercepted in the Black Sea have proliferated, along with tales of the tragedies that occur when the vessels capsize in its rough waters. This route from Turkey to Romania is not entirely new – it was used in Soviet times to ply illicit goods – but it appears smugglers are now attempting to revive it.

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16. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Reflections on European Attitudes Towards the Flow of Migrants From Libya: Time to Shift Gears“ · Kategorien: EU, Libyen · Tags: , ,

The Libya Observer | 16.10.2017

By Fatimah Elfeitori, co-founder of RAR Refugees Malaysia (NGO)

With terrorism and immigration being portrayed as two sides of the same coin, the refugee crisis has been dealt with as a threat to national security rather than a humanitarian issue. This is reflected in the latest immigration policies and measures adopted by the European nations targeting the central Mediterranean route. The hypothesis presented has been that terrorism is imported by immigrants and thus the war on terrorism necessitates curbing immigration. An alarming contradiction however comes to light when the deals with the Libyan coastguard are examined closely.

The sea crossing from Libya has been one of the two main routes in the flow of immigrants to Europe, the other being by sea from Turkey to Greece. The recent EU-Ankara deal to send refugees caught at sea back to Turkey seems at the face of it to have been largely successful in managing the flow of refugees from the eastern Mediterranean route. However this cap has been described as “putting a finger on a stream”, as it in fact led to the increase of influx through the Libyan and Moroccan routes making the need for solutions there even more dire. A recent study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) explains that “While overall numbers of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean by the eastern route were reduced significantly in 2016 by the EU-Turkey deal, death rates have increased to 2.1 per 100 in 2017, relative to 1.2 in 2016”. The crisis has prompted EU leaders to study several plans ranging from development programs and enhanced visa processes in origin countries to deals with the Libyan coast guard to prevent boats from crossing to Europe.

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16. Oktober 2017 · Kommentare deaktiviert für „Flüchtlinge in Calais“ · Kategorien: EU · Tags: ,

DW | 16.10.2017

Flüchtlinge in Calais: Lieber frieren unter freiem Himmel aber nah am Tunnel bleiben

Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron möchte bis zum Jahresende alle obdachlosen Migranten von der Straße holen. Doch in Calais stößt sein Plan auf Widerstand. Doris Pundy berichtet.

Zwei Lieferwagen rollen auf die Brachfläche zwischen Lagerhallen, Schutthalden und Autobahn. Ihre Ladung: Linsensuppe und Brot. Etwa 150 Menschen warten schon auf das warme Mittagessen. Sie haben die Nacht im Freien in den Dünen der nordfranzösischen Hafenstadt Calais verbracht. Einer von ihnen ist Yaqub Wassam Degadem. Der Sudanese ist seit drei Wochen in Calais.

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