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8 Months Imprisonment for Freedom of Movement in Germany – Felix Otto, a Camerunian protest against his imprisonment in Suhl

We will hold Protest - Rally in Am Anger, Erfurt:
On Saturday, 30.05.2009, at 14.00 Uhr

For Immediate Freedom of Felix Otto! - Freedom of Movement is Human Right

We Protest the 8 Months imprisonment for the violation of the socalled „Residenzpflicht- gesetz“ of the Residence Obligation laws imposed on refugees against their rights to freedom of movement in Germany.

We demand the immediate release of Felix Otto from detention because the arrest is based on a racist special law!

We demand the immediate abolition of the residential restriction law!

We fight for Freedom of Movement for Refugees and For the Abolition of Residence Obligation for Refugees in Germany!

The German Justice Abuses Our Foundalmental Human Rights and Fredom of Movements


Join to express your protest:

The VOICE Refugee Forum protests the arrestment of our friend Felix Otto. Felix Otto, a member of The VOICE Refugee Forum for many years was arrested on […] as the result of a police control as a consequence of a police control on the highway A4 where he was travelling together with a friend. Later, he was taken to the prison in Suhl-Goldlauter.

The arrest was connected with a sentence against him suspended on probation for having violated the German residential restriction law for asylum seekers. Felix Otto had been accused of having violated the conditions of the foreigner’s authority. Because of that the suspension was cancelled. Now he has to serve a prison sentence of eight month.

He is now imprisoned for making use of his natural right to live as a free human being, a right that is denied asylum seekers in Germany.

He had refused to accept the Asylum - Refugee Isolation camp as his permanent stay, a camp which is situated some few kilometers from the next bigger village in a forest near Juchhöh in the county of Schleiz at the Southern border of Thüringen. He had eluded the foreigner’s office totalitarian control of his person, wanted to evade the forcefully imposed social isolation.

Felix Otto simply exercised what is accorded in the basic human rights every human being is entitled to – except asylum seeker in Germany: freedom of movement and live with a minimum of dignity.

But the German asylum proceeding laws make it a crime to simply cross the borders of the discricts landkreis without permission of the foreigner’s authority. Whoever does not accept this prison -restrictions to the discict to which every asylum seeker is sentenced to for years without any crime, will be put into prison of bars and walls. This is a scandal.

Once more The VOICE Refugee Forum protest this German special law of residential restriction that subjects the people concerned to a racist system of controls, discrimination, exclusion and deportation and deprived them of their human liberty, dignity, hope and perspectives for the future.

We demand the immediate release of Felix Otto from detention because the arrest is based on a racist special law.

We demand the immediate abolition of the residention restriction law!

The VOICE Refugee Forum

For more information see:
German Text: *Gefängnisfür Bewegungsfreiheit - Protest gegen die Inhaftierung von Felix Otto

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