PrisonAct. The VOICE - Press release: Arrest Warrant Against African Father and Activist Without His Black Daughter in Germnay

WE DEMAND FOR YOUR SOLIDARITY WITH MBOLO YUFANYI MOVUH AND ANNA NULIA YUFANYI MOVUH!
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PrisonAct. The VOICE - Press release: Arrest Warrant Against African Father and Activist Without His Black Daughter in Germnay

Berlin, 13th of September 2010

Press release - THE VOICE Refugee Forum:

Warrant of arrest for a Black father and activist who wants to be a father for his daughter, but who is not allowed to.

From “Residenzpflicht – Movement Restriction” to child deprivation.

Since June 2010, another warrant of arrest has been issued against Yufanyi Movuh Mbolo: „While Sarrazin (German racist politician) talks, the German state acts“!

On the 21st of December 2007 a warrant of arrest was issued against the Black father and activist Yufanyi Movuh Mbolo, because he will not accept the racist decisions of the local court in Göttingen and the court of Appeal (2nd Instance) OLG Braunschweig (see http://yufanyi.blogsport.de/images/HaftbefehlMbolo_01.pdf).

The two courts withdrew the custody of his daughter Anna Nulia Yufanyi Movuh Nkume from him. The decision was based on a claim (also based on a racist stereotype) of his White German ex-wife, Kerstin Gierth, who claims that Mr. Yufanyi wanted to kidnap his daughter and take her with him to his native country Cameroon (in spite of his studies and residence here in Germany). Since 2007, Mr. Yufanyi had contact with his daughter only two times, because the ex-wife went to Mexico two months after the court decision. So she made it impossible for father and daughter to stay in contact. It seems as if the lawsuit was used by the German mother to alienate Mr. Yufanyi and his daughter and to determine the place of residence of Anna Nulia without interference of the father. For these reasons, he refuses to pay the costs of the trial (for more information: http://yufanyi.blogsport.de/2008/01/22/beschwede-gegen-den-kostenfestset... ). Even when the ex-wife and daughter were staying in Mexico, Mr. Yufanyi has tried to contact his daughter - through e-mail and a contact person - without success.

Mr. Yufanyi lives in Germany since 1998 and currently stays in Berlin. He is doing a doctor’s degree at the University of Göttingen.

In September 2009 the ex-wife came back to Germany and apologized to Mr. Yufanyi that she had gone “so far” and asked him to contact the daughter (see: http://yufanyi.blogsport.de/2010 / 09/09/letter-from-kerstin-2009 / ).

He did so immediately, and at the beginning of this year, he could enjoy two successful stays with his daughter, when she stayed once almost two weeks at her father’s house. After these visits, the ex-wife broke tie again - without any tangible reason. After several attempts by Mr. Yufanyi to speak with his daughter on the phone, the White grandmother and his ex-wife stopped the contact again. Also attempts by relatives of Mr. Yufanyi to contact the ex-wife and the daughter failed.

Meanwhile, the finance office of Lower Saxony is still asking for the endued costs of the trial, which Mr. Yufanyi is not willing to pay, because thereby he would acknowledge the decision on the loss of custody.

During the three years that Mr. Yufanyi could not stay in contact with his daughter, the bailiff in Göttingen tried to arrest Mr. Yufanyi to force him pay the endued costs of trial through a coercive detention. Because of a successful fax and phone campaign this endeavor was unsuccessful. After Mr. Yufanyi moved to Berlin and established a new family, the bailiff from Göttingen is still trying now to enforce the arrest of Mr. Yufanyi through a bailiff in Berlin (see: http://yufanyi.blogsport.de/2010/09/09/aktueller-haftbefehl and implementation / ).

Although Mr. Yufanyi has lost the custody for his daughter and his daughter has lost him as a father, he is meant to be punished for not accepting the unjust and racist decision of the local district court and of the higher regional court.

The aim of the warrant is to arrest Mr. Yufanyi to force him to reveal his financial circumstances and to pay the legal attorney’s costs of his ex-wife. But Mr. Yufanyi will continue to resist this demand and he will insist on his right to educate his daughter and on the right of Anna Nulia to be brought up by both parents. In a predominantly White society, the father is the only person, who can give Black consciousness and self-consciousness to the child.

Although he can be put in prison for up to six months, Mr. Yufanyi is still willing to go to jail and not to accept the decision of the German racist family policy.

While Sarrazin (German racist politician) talks, the German state acts!

It is not the first time that the German government tried to arrest Mr Yufanyi because he fights for his rights. In 2003, he was convicted, because he defended himself against the racist special law of the “Residenzpflicht (“a type of Apartheid Pass Law” for asylum seekers (for more information: http://thecaravan.org/cornelius_yufanyi_haftbefehl).

Because we defend Mr. Yufanyi’s rights as a father, we ask you to protest against the arrest of Yufanyi Movuh Mbolo by writing to the administrator GVin Schweigel.

Please send a fax and/or emails to:

GVin Frau Schweigel
Friedenfelser Str. 35
12279 Berlin-Marienfelde
Fax: 030-710979 23 AG Berlin-Neukölln
Email: schweigel@gvzentrale.de

Please send a copy of the fax to: the_voice_berlin@gmx.de , The VOICE Berlin.

For more information:
http://yufanyi.blogsport.de/2007/10/16/meine-beweggruende/
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/305
http://www.thevoiceforum.org/node/676
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi9h71sVfmI

The Caravan-for the Rights of refugees and Migrants
The VOICE (Refugee) Forum Berlin
Haus Bethanien- Südflügel
Mariannenplatz 2 / 10997 Berlin
Handy:+49 (0)170/8788124
E- mail: the_voice_berlin@gmx.de
www.thevoiceforum.org
Bankverbindung: Kto.Nr.: 127 829,
BLZ: 260 500 01, Sparkasse Göttingen.

Sample Letter in Deutsch:

Musterbrief gegen die Verhaftung von Herrn Yufanyi

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Sample Letter

Sender Address:

GVin Frau Schweigel
Friedenfelser Str. 35
12279 Berlin-Marienfelde
Fax: 030-710979 23 AG Berlin-Neukölln
Email: schweigel@gvzentrale.de

Subject: Warrant of arrest against Mr. Yufanyi - DR II 1018/10 because of the arrest request of the Regional Finance office of Lower Saxony due to the racist court order for the payment of costs of 16th of April 2007.

Dear GVin Schweigel,

I / we find it unacceptable that not only the custody of Mr. Yufanyi for his daughter has been withdrawn, but also he is punished for not accepting the racist decision of the District Court and the Court of Appeal. For more than three years, his daughter has little contact with him and since July 2007 the mother of Mr. Yufanyi’s daughter violated all regulations of both courts by staying over two years in Mexico and now, after her return, she does not want that he stays in real contact with his daughter and that he assumes responsibility. The right of the child of contacts to both parents is clearly violated here, although the court claims to have decided in the best interests of the child. Mr. Yufanyi was granted a one day per week “right to visit” from his daughter. Since three years, this possibility is undermined by the mother.

I / we stand behind Mr. Yufanyi’s decision. The possibility to take responsibilities as a father and to protect his daughter's right to have a father, both need the opportunity to see each other whenever they want. As a father, Mr. Yufanyi is an important person and reference for Anna Nulia Yufanyi Movuh to convey to her the African part of her identity.

It is only logical, that Mr. Yufanyi cannot pay the costs of a trial that denied these rights to him and his daughter.

If Mr. Yufanyi is arrested, I / we will do everything politically possible to maintain his right as a father and the right of his daughter.

Therefore, I / We ask you not to implement the warrant of arrest and rather to advocate its repeal and the return of Mr. Yufanyi’s daughter.

Yours sincerely,

Sample Letter
In Deutsch:
http://thecaravan.org/node/2565#mb

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The Caravan-for the Rights of refugees and Migrants
The VOICE (Refugee) Forum Berlin
Haus Bethanien- Südflügel
Mariannenplatz 2 / 10997 Berlin
Handy:+49 (0)170/8788124
E- mail: the_voice_berlin@gmx.de
www.thevoiceforum.org
Bankverbindung: Kto.Nr.: 127 829,
BLZ: 260 500 01, Sparkasse Göttingen.