Unite Against Deportation and Social Exclusion

Nationwide Activists Meeting in Refugee Cities in Germany
Break Deportation Prepar-Tainment Refugees Platform

The VOICE Refugee Forum – A Network of Refugee Community Initiatives in Germany

Break the Deportation DNA Chain: "Refugee Black Box – The irrepressible voice and power of the afflicted" - Beyond the Court rooms!

Human rights abuses and persecutions in Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jawaid: The violent role of religion, nepotism and state corruption

The violent role of religion, nepotism and state corruption: Human rights abuses and persecutions in Pakistan

Greetings and Solidarity from Refugee Political Community Germany to Refugee Protest March in Bavaria

English/French/Deutsch:
Sei realistisch, versuch das Unmögliche! Be realist, look for the impossible! Soyez réaliste, chercher l'impossible! Power to the people - Solidarity meeting from Hamburg by Refugee-Migrants Political community

French/English/Deutsch:
"Nous venons chez vous" - La communauté des réfugiés a besoin de vous!
„Wir kommen zu euch“ - Die Flüchtlings-Community braucht euch!
"We are are coming to you" - The refugee community needs you!
Review on Break Deportation Culture – Deportation is criminal and we fight to stop it!

Hamburg: "We are coming to you" – The refugee community needs you!

The Political MOVEMENT - Appeal to Refugee Communities for Solidarity Network in Germany and Europe
Please join us for a life decided by our quest for a free society, equality and human dignity.

No Refugee is Criminal - Deportation is Collective Crime and Corruption

In Solidarity with North African Deportees and Victims of Deportation from Germany.

Appeal for Refugee Community Network from: Konradsreuth – Bayern

Moneer and Nadja's Struggles and Solidirity with the refugee community in Thuringia: - Statements by Moneer Alkadri und Nadia Ghnim from Syria: Demand for official transfer to Jena and payment of social allowance by State of Thuringia and Flüchtlinge aus dem Camp-Streik untersuchen die Zustände in Suhl

Zu Moneers und Nadias Kämpfen und zur Solidarität mit der Flüchtlingscommunity in Thüringen:
- Statements von Moneer Al Kadri und Nadia Ghnim aus Syrien: Forderung nach offizieller Umverteilung nach Jena und nach Zahlung von Sozialleistungen durch den Staat Thüringen und zur Flüchtlinge aus dem Camp-Streik untersuchen die Zustände in Suhl

Miloud Lahmar Cherif von Beleidigungsvorwurf gegen rassistisch kontrollierende Bundespolizisten freigesprochen

Meine Stellungnahme zu den Anschuldigungen der Bundespolizei
- Miloud Lahmar Cherif, The VOICE Refugee Forum

My statement on the federal police's charges against me on racist control
- Miloud Lahmar Cherif

Petition gegen den Abschiebeterror an der Familie Arsič - Breitenworbis Flüchtlingslager in Thueringen

Erfurt Declaration of Radmila Anić concerning her menace in Serbia
Erfurt: Erklärung von Radmila Anić zu ihrer Bedrohung in Serbien

The VOICE Refugee Forum Germany:
The Refugee: Base on Our History 1994 to 2014
Call for a Coordinated Regional Community Assembly
Reward 2015: The refugee political resources in Germany

O-platz Berlin Bus Tour 2015

English German French
Refugee Manifestation For Freedom and Liberty in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, 16.04.2015
Stop Abuse! Legalize the so Called “tolerated refugees in Germany! Stop Destroying Refugees' Perspectives! With Guests Speakers from Schwäebish Gmünd

Civil Disobedience - Protest Tour Against Residenzplcht
Grassroots movement and resistance of refugee activists from Schwaebisch Gmuend against residenzpflicht imprisonment

Residenzpflicht bedeutet weiterhin Apartheid”
Weiter Protest gegen Erzwingungshaft für Flüchtlingsaktiviste
Ziviler Ungehorsam gegen Strafverfolgung bzgl Residenzpflicht
27.02.2015: Staement
02.03.2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum zur Flüchtlingsdemonstration gegen Residenzpflicht in Schwäbisch Gmünd
07.03.2015: Erklärung
English:
“Residenzpflicht still means Apartheid” - “Lager still means elimination”
25.02.2015: Staement
02.03.2015: The VOICE Refugee Forum on The Refugee Demonstration against Residenzpflicht in Schwaebisch Gmünd - Campaign for Freedom and liberty
07.03.2015: Declaration by Schwäbisch Gmünd Refugee Activists

Videos:
-Keeping Resistance Against Oppression!
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Refugee Tour
Solidarity Call for Civil Disobedience from Refugee Initiative Schwäbisch Gmünd
Wuppertal 23.03., Hamburg und Erfurt 24.03., Kiel 25.03., Bremen 26.03., Berlin 27.03.15,. Konstanz 01.04., Schwäbisch Gmd 06.04.15, Lutherstadt Wittenberg 16.04.2015

Breaking the isolation culture – We are isolated from the refugee communities!

Keep On - Close down Breitenworbis refugee isolation camp in Thüringen


Here is the .Radio report and Interview of Mbolo Yufanyi on the 20yrs. The VOICE Refugee Forum

Deportation is the Last Ring of Slavery Chain - Break the Culture of Deportaion, Isolation, Elimination.
Refugee Political Worshops and Media: 20years of Refugee Resistance in Anniversary of 20years.The VOICE Refugee Forum in Germany

20yrs.The VOICE Refugee Forum:
Faltblatt - Flyers in English / Deutsch / French / Arabic
The Call for Donation:
Everyone 20€ --- Dein Geburtstagsgeschenk für 20 Jahre The VOICE Refugee Forum


Review and invitation: Preparatory meetings on of The VOICE Refugee 20yrs. Anniversary in Jena

Deutsch:
Rückblick und Einladung: Die Vorbereitungstreffen zum 20. Jahrestag von The VOICE Refugee Forum in Jena
20. Jubiläum von The VOICE Refugee Forum - 20 Jahre Widerstand von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland

Brutal Police Murder in Germany
Oury Jalloh -Das War Mord / He Was Murdered in Police Cell 5 Dessau:
Innenansichten vor BGH Urteil - Statement Moctar Bah

Revisionsentscheidung des BGH im Fall Oury Jalloh vom 17.08.2014:
Conakry (Guinea): Visum für Bruder des toten Oury Jallohs trotz Einladung durch den BGH verweigert
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Text in Deutsch:
Pressemitteilung GBA zum Todesfall Oury Jalloh - Gegenvorstellung von Thomas Ndindah gegen den OStA beim BGH Dr. Matthias Krauß
Im Todesfall Oury Jalloh: Thomas Ndindah vs GBA am BGH - Bezug: Ihr Antwortschreiben vom 11. Februar 2014 – AZ 2 APR 308/13-5

Spread the Solidarity - United we speak out for freedom of movement
The VOICE Refugee Forum on Archives of our 10years Anniversary in October, 2004 in Berlin:
As we approach the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Resistance this year in October, we will be spreading the documented texts and impressions from our Archives on Residenzpflicht campaign and the struggles to speak out for freedom of movement

Deportation is Torture and Murder - Stop Police Brutality against Refugees and Activists: - PM The VOICE Refugee Forum - First anniversary of our protest inside and outside of the Nigerian Embassy in 2012

STOP COLONIAL INJUSTICE – STOP DESTROYING OUR COUNTRIES
STOP KILLING REFUGEES – ABOLISH FRONTEX:

FOR THE RIGHTS OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN GERMANY AND EUROPE

We stand together to reclaim the power of human dignity and solidarity against the state repression of refugees in Germany

Refugee Protest Actions - United Against Colonial Injustice

Mass murder in Lampedusa: Shame on EU! Refugee Protest in Rome, 10.October, 2013

The VOICE Refugee Forum - Guideline to Refugee Protest Strike in Eisenberg Reception Camp

Roma Initiative Thüringen: Report of Action Days July 25th – 27th in Jena and Eisenberg

Panel Roma ( Refugee Tribunal )

Streik der Flüchtlinge in der Thüringer Landesaufnahmestelle in Eisenberg für u.a. Flüchtlinge vom 30.07.2013.
VideoDoc: Erste Streik der Flüchtlinge in der LAST Eisenberg

25 - 27. 07 in Jena: ROMENGO DROM – The WAY OF ROMA PEOPLE
Demonstration in Jena - Stop the Deportation of Roma

Bad Mergentheim and Külsheim Refugees Protest in Stuttgart


Liberation Bus Tour in Bad Mergentheim - Refugee Strike in Stuttgart The VOICE Refugee Forum Network Video Channel

The Lager Watch Group on Eisenhüttenstadt - Stop Deportation Factory!

BREAK ISOLATION!
pdf: ABOLISH ALL LAGERS! - STOP DEPORTATION! Refugees of Eisenhüttenstadt!

LIBERATION BUS TOUR – FINALER AKTIONSTAG IN STUTTGART

08.6. Demo for Lampedusa in HH. District Office Hamburg-Mitte prevents the construction of tents with the help of police force

Bundesweite Kampagne und Netzwerk Bericht über Aktivitäten und Unterstützungsaufruf

Refugees gestoppt auf dem Weg zu Blockupy / Refugees stopped on their way to Blockupy.

Everywhere in these isolation-camps people lack their basic human rights - Break Isolation Strike Tour in Niedersachsen

"Lampedusa in Hamburg":
Bezirksamt Hamburg Mitte verhindert mit Polizeikräften Zeltaufbau für obdachlose Flüchtlinge

Video Refugee Testimony: More than 20 years in Isolation Camp Brandenburg - Germany

Miloud L. Cherif - Video Collection on Campaign for Civil disobedience against "Residenzpflicht" Refugee Movement Restriction
English: Take Urgent Action! FAX- Campaign against Residenzpflicht and political persecution of Miloud L. Cherif
Deutsch: Fax-Kampagne gegen Residenzpflicht und die politische Verfolgung von Miloud L. Cherif

Aktion am Hauptbahnhof Erfurt; 22.5. um 15 Uhr Residenzpflicht abschaffen – Rassistische Polizeikontrollen stoppen! Freiheit für Miloud L Cherif und alle anderen!

Video Collection of Refugee Testimony and Appeals from Liberation Bus

Break Isolation - Refugee Strike in Germany
26.April till 08.June 2013
New Videos and Reports on Refugee Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden Württemberg and Schwaben Bayern 26th of April till 8th of June in Stuttgart.

Niedersachsen Refugee Liberation Bus Tour (16 – 22 of May 2013) Break Isolation Refugee Strike

Aufruf zur öffentlichen Prozessbeobachtung im Asylverfahren von Salomon Wantchoucou

2nd Declaration and Call for serious conversations "Lampedusa in Hamburg"
„Lampedusa in Berlin, Hamburg and Bielefeld”

The Criminality of the European Authorities - Interview with Affo Tchassei
„Wir sind hier und gehen nicht zurück“
Protest im UNCHR Berlin
„We are here and we don’t go back!” - “Nous somme ici et nous ne retournerons pas!”

Break Isolation Strike in Refugee Lagers - camps

PRENZLAU: Protest against racist attacks of Refugees

Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden Württemberg and Schwaben Bayern
Schließt euch uns an und unterstützt die Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden-Württemberg und Bayern!

Join us to support the Refugee Liberation Bus Tour in Baden-Württemberg and Bayern

Update News:
Polizei schikaniert die Refugees Liberation Bus Tour: Offene Protestnote an die Grün-Rote Landesregierung von Baden-Württemberg

Demonstration - Samstag, 18. Mai 2013, 16 Uhr, Willy Brandt-Platz:
für ein Ende rassistischer Polizeigewalt und gegen institutionellen Rassismus
In Erinnerung an Christy Schwundeck – Getötet durch die Polizei in Frankfurt/Main

OUR RIGHTS TO EXIST AS FREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CRIMINALIZED BEFORE OUR NAMES ARE KNOWN: WE WILL FIGHT BACK UNTIL WHEN WE TAKE BACK THE POWER OF SOLIDARITY TO BREAK OPEN THE PRISON GATES FOR THE VICTIMS OF RACIST PERSECUTION IN GERMANY.

Action in Thüringen

On the Move! “Break Isolation Strike”
Refugee liberation strike action in Heidenheim Baden Württemberg 29th April 2013
Refugee Demonstration and liberation Bus Tour 2013 Refugees Liberation Bus Tour Video reports by Crosspoint

"Enough is enough" - refugees in Wolfsburg raise their voice
Bericht vom Demonstration am 27.04.2013 in Wolfsburg Break Isolation Solidarity Act - “Genug ist genug”

Polizei kriminalisiert Treffen in Thüringer Flüchtlingsheimen und belagert das Grünowski

BREAK ISOLATION and Solidarity Act in Thueringen: Jena, Greiz, Gerstungen, Waltershausen und Erfurt

Unterstützt die Faxkampagne - Offener Brief der Frauen aus dem Isolationslager Breitenworbis

Thousands of balloons - World Wide Roma Day

Am 8. April war der internationale Tag der Roma, um für die Rechte der Roma zu kämpfen und auf die Situation der Roma aufmerksam zu machen! - Gegen die Ausgrenzung und Isolation von Flüchtlingen in Lagern - Solidarität mit der "Break Isolation" Bewegung!

Pressemitteilung von Miloud Lahmar Cherif zur Situation seiner Familie in Deutschland

Break Isolation Conference and Solidarity Act 2013
*April 2013 in 7 Regionen Deutschlands – Göttingen 08-09.04., Essen - NRW 09.04., Berlin and Prenzlau 08-13.04., Frankfurt 10-11.04. (Kundgebung im Containerlager Oberursel 11.04.), Hamburg 13.04., Bielefeld 16.04., Trier 20.40 Jena / Thueringen , 22-26.04.

English:
We are at a crucial turning point to make refugee isolation lager HISTORY in Germany.

Break Isolation Conference and Solidarity Act 2013 - Input by The VOICE Refugee Forum

Deutsch:
Break Isolation Conference und Solidarity Act 2013 - Input von The VOICE Refugee Forum

Thousands of balloons - 8. April 2013 for World Wide Roma Movement
Gegen die Ausgrenzung und Isolation von Flüchtlingen in Lagern - Solidarität mit der "Break Isolation" Bewegung!

Refugee Workshop in Berlin Protestcamp

Choucha Camp Refugee Protest in Tunisia - Sit-in migrants de Choucha Tunis - Break the isolation! Solidarity with Fighting Refugees Camp in Choucha / Tunisia

Interviews in English and French:

Break Isolation of Refugees - Karawane Festival Speech by Osaren in Jena: Chant down the babylon Germany

We are protesting to close down all Refugee Isolation Lagers in Thueringen:
Refugee lager Camp Protest
Join the ongoing Campaign to Close down:
Isolationslager Breitenworbis
Greiz
Gerstungen isolation
Successfully Closed down refugee lagers in recent years
2012 Isolationslager Zella Mehlis
2011 Ghetto Sömmerda/Gangloffsömmern
2010 Isolationslager Katzhütte!
2009 Isolationslager Gehlberg
2009 Ghetto: Flüchtlingsunterkunft in Apolda - Stobraer straße in Thüringen
2007 Flüchtlingsheims Freienbessingen

Sachsen-Anhalt
Campaign to Close down:
Isolationslager Bitterfeld
Flüchtlingsisolationsheim Marke
Vockerode
Successfully Closed down refugee lager in Sachsen-Anhalt
2012 Isolationslager Möhlau

2011 Ein Überblick: Isolation der Flüchtlingslager in der Nachbarschaft zu brechen - Die Agenda von The VOICE Refugee Forum
An Overview of „The VOICE“ Agenda – Break the Refugee Isolation Camps in the Neighbourhoods
2003 Stop all deportations! Close all detention and deportation centers for refugees and migrants!

Asylbewerber Asylbewerber
Abschiebung Abschiebung
Residenzpflicht Residenzpflicht
Frontex Frontex
Refugee Embassy Refugee Embassy
Colonial Injustice Colonial Injustice
Police Brutality Police Brutality
Isolationslager Isolationslager
BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

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Dossier zu den Morden an Sakine, Fidan und Leyla Morde an den kurdischen Frauenrechtsaktivistinnen Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan und Leyla Şaylemez, die sich am 9. Januar 2013 im Zentrum von Paris ereigneten

Video: Dessau 7.01.2013 - Oury Jalloh Demonstration

Verbrannt in Polizeizelle Nummer fünf Busse nach Dessau (7.1.) zur Erinnerungsdemo für Oury Jalloh

: Abschiebung und Pressekonferenz - Refugee Camp Vienna
Refugee Protest Camps:
Vienna Austria
Berlin Germany

Break Isolation Berlin – Statement of the Refugee Protest Camp at Oranienplatz Berlin
Enough is enough. It's time for resistance!

New Videos Refugee Protest camps: Solidarity from Vienna and Berlin
Endorse the International Statement of Solidaritya from Refugee Protest in Vienn
Wien Press: Votiv-Lager war angemeldet - War Räumung des Protest-Camps illegal? Flüchtlingscamp vor der Votivkirche

Video: Police Vandalism in Wien - Refugee Protest Camp evicted! Polizeiliche Räumung des Refugee Protest Camp in Wien
Video:Refugees on Hunger Strike / Refugees im Hungerstreik

Reboot FM about the : Refugee Tribunal in Berlin (June 13-16.2013)

PM The VOICE Refugee Forum on Oury Jalloh: Magdeburger Strafgerichtskammer verhindert Aufklärung - (k)ein Ende einer Farce

Austine and the Residenzpflicht

"October 12. 2012. On the way from Schwäbisch Gmund (Baden Württenberg) to Berlin, to take part to the Refugee Protest March Demonstration of October 13, Austine, Charles, Chima, Egbo, Henry and Obinna are target of a police racial profiling control in Hof's Station.

Rex Osa’s Testimony by Affidavit for The INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS TRIBUNAL IN MANILA Quezon City, Philippines
The VOICE- Protocol 11.11.12 in Berlin: O&A with Alassane Dicko and Rex Osa on Beyond the borders Conference in Berlin

CARAVAN for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants
Strengthening the unity of refugee struggles against colonial injustice in Germany

Stärkt die Einheit der Flüchtlingskämpfe gegen koloniales Unrecht in Deutschland - Abschlusserklärung des Break Isolation Camp

3Sat mediathek Report: Für mehr Menschenwürde
Flüchtlingsproteste in Deutschland: Die Proteste von Asylbewerbern in Deutschland nehmen zu, insbesondere seit sich ein Asylbewerber in Würzburg Anfang 2012 das Leben genommen hat und zwei iranische Flüchtlinge sich die Münder zugenäht hatten und in Hungerstreik getreten waren. Inzwischen hat sich in acht deutschen Städten eine Protestbewegung von Flüchtlingen...?
Break Isolation Protestmarsch und Protest der Flüchtlinge für die unverzügliche Schließung des Isolationslagers in Breitenworbis, Mühlhauser Straße 35 am 29.08.2012 auf 3Sat mediathek

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Break the racist isolation of the refugees - Close the Lager Camp in Zella-Mehlis Now!

Foto: Isolated Block for Refugee homes in Zella-Mehlis
„Das Lager muss weg ! “ - Lautstarke Demonstration von Flüchtlingen und UnterstützerInnen in Meiningen am 24.3.2011
Video Reports on Katzhütte: Part l, Part ll
Call for solidarity with the refugee struggle against isolation camps in Zella-Mehlis, Thueringen
Decentral nationwide Anti-Lager-Action days 22.-24.3.2011
*24. Marz: Demonstration in Meiningen at 14hrs, Main Train Station

Make Donation to support the Refugee Community in the lagers/camps in Germany! - Break the Isolation! Close all lagers!
DEUTSCH: Lager Zella-Mehlis schließen – Die rassistische Isolation der Flüchtlinge durchbrechen

Das Lager Zella-Mehlis schließen!
Video Reports: 2° MDR Bericht: Zella-Mehlis Flüchtlings-Isolationslager in Thüringen + English Text

„The so called 'integration debate' is the expression of a society that is marked by a mentality of racist control“ - this was one of the conclusions being drawn in the declaration from a conference held by the Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants and The VOICE Refugee Forum in december 2011 in Jena. Among others, some activists who have to live in the Lager Zella-Mehlis also joined the conference. In light of the above quoted criticism of society, the continuous reports by VOICE-activists and their evaluation of the situation in the Lager Zella-Mehlis shall be pointed out here:

Health danger; Life danger
The 5-floor building from the early 80s ist marked by decay. Some windows are broken, many don't remain stable in their frames and none is isolating from cold and wind. The heatings only manage up to 25%, no matter which setting. On all floors, the walls are wet, there is mold in the corridors and in some rooms widely spread, especially in the bathrooms, where in addition some of the water tubes are leaking.
The biggest health danger above all this is the ignorance of the mess by all responsible persons, as well as the irresponsible blocking attidtude of administration employees when it comes to giving permissions for medical treatment. This way, people who got skin irritations and chronical cough, get only a skin cream in the best case. „Pay it yourself!“ is the answer to those, who demand a serious treatment of the harm that is done to them. One man, who got infected with tuberculosis in the Lager, had to wait a couple of weeks in order to get a medical treatment granted. In other cases, the rejection is excplained this way: „You're anyways going to be deported soon.“

The administration's chauvinist ignorance
„This situation is more than embarrassing for me and I'm asking myself: Should we maybe have noticed it earlier?“ is how Harald Bernhardt from the responsible Landratsamt Schmalkalden-Meiningen commented a question from MDR on january 26th 2011. For the inhabitants of the Lager, this signified not more than another slap in the face – already on november 20th 2010, Junge Welt had made public the desolate situation, after refugees organised themselves and got in contact with The VOICE Refugee Forum. The article was even sent to the authorities, together with some questions from the journalist. But the Landratsamt only answered by saying, it doesn't provide „detailed information“. When refugees protest, the answer is either zero or threatening.

The announcement, that the company running the Lager is now being obliged to invest 5000 Euros per month into renovations of the building, can only be seen as an appeasement of the public. Facing the fact, that the contract is ending on march 31st and that the Landratsamt called for new applicants until january 13th 2011, makes this „promise“ look pretty unlikely. If Mr.Bernhardt declares the conditions „not harmful for health“ despite the broad documentation of the widespread mold, then he is directly responsible for the various sicknesses of the inhabitants.

Exploiting the misery
By passing the job of „caring“ for the „object“ to a private building services company, the Landratsamt is cheaply trading the responsability for the 170 people currently living there. If now, the Landratsamt is pretending to be completely surprised, it only bears witness to its believe, it had the monopoly on hypocrisy. A never renovated GDR-building has been passed to a private service for „care“ under the premise to be „the cheapest possible“. This service has just one goal: Profit. Meaning the least investition and meanwhile the maximum profit, no matter what this causes the inhabitants.

Besides this, also the employees of the company had to face the contempting character of this deal: When a former employee documented the disastrous situation in the Lager and asked her boss to act, she was immediately fired and is now, years later, still waiting for parts of her salary.

As if this wasn't enough, the responsible caretaker Mathias Schatz and social supervisor Mandy Heßler even have those refugees, who are not allowed to work, cleaning the Lager or chopping wood for about 1 euro per hour – those jobs in wintertime. In summer, Mathias Schulz is doing the job himself. But there is no choice for those, working despite a working prohibition, to have contracts handed out. Where the money is coming from or how the salary is legitimated remains hidden.

Oppression and persecution of political self-organization
When a couple of activists from Zella-Mehlis wanted to participate in a conference of the Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants at the end of 2010, their travel to Berlin was stopped by the federal police in Erfurt and they were forced to go back – they had no permission to leave the local administration district.
Just recently, there was an information event in Suhl, which is right next to Zella-Mehlis. The aim was to broaden the local networks of the refugees. Although the two cities are directly linked and the Lager is located only a few hundred meters from the edge of Suhl, crossing this line is sanctioned by fine because of „violating the residence obligation“. Thus, the visit of the event turned into a confrontation with the oppression mechanisms of the state.

Other examples from Apolda demonstrate how even without controls, attempts are made to impose penalties because of political activity: A VOICE-activist was photographed on a demonstration, which served as an opportunity for the Ausländerbehörde to sanction a „proved“ crossing of the district's boundary. The attempt to impose a fine could only be fought by broad solidarity and legal support.

Intimidation by forceful police measures
A married couple with two children had to live in a moldy room for some years, just like many others in Zella-Mehlis. The kids had already gotten chronical cough. After the Landratsamt was under pressure to act, due to the rise of public attention, the familiy was supposed to move into another room – without bath, toilet and electricity. As they refused to do so, the police was called and forced the father to sign an incomprehensible declaration and to move into the other, inacceptable room.
For the sake of such actions, there exists the fear among the inhabitants, that anyone being in contact to external people or media, is in danger of arrest.

Isolation from society; Deportations expose organised violation of rights
In summer 2010, a married couple that escaped from war in Afghanistan, was deported from Zella-Mehlis to Greece. They hadn't been in Germany for a long time when in july, the husband was taken and one month later, his wife Fatima was deported. She was interrupted by the police during dinner in Ramadan time and she had half an hour to pack her belongings together. The other refugees were told to stay behind their closed doors – one knew how explosive this case was: The German constitutional court had already prohibited deportations to Greece, because its asylum system had collapsed. But deportations to Greece are still going on, there is no serious control, so refugees don't have any chance to a fair asylum trial.

Asylum rejections are handed out just in german language. The possibility to take a lawyer is only known to those, who are in contact to supporters or have the necessary language skills. In Fatima's case, a deportation could have been stopped juridically. But now, she has been deported separately from her husband to a country, where the chances to find each other are really low and the chances for a fair asylum trial are zero.
The fact, that even a mandated lawyer is not sufficient, is proved by a case of an Iraqi in Zella-Mehlis: He was deported in an urgent action over night in november 2010, without having his lawyer informed. When he got note of his client's deportation, the man was already on the charter flight to Iraq.

Deportations kill – The death of Ruslan Polubiatka
„Deportation is torture, deportation is murder!“ - how often has this slogan have to be approved until the deportations stop?
Ruslan Polubiatka from Belarus lived in the Lager Zella-Mehlis until winter 2008. Years of isolation in the decayed building and the uncertainty concerning his personal future had already driven him close to despair. Friends described him as increasingly depressive. When the Ausländerbehörde wanted to deport him back to Belarus after all that time, he escaped abruptly from the Lager. Two months later, he was found frozen and partly decomposed in the forest. Outside the Lager, he didn't have any contact, any orientation.

The responsability lies within the racist system
Caretaker Mathias Schatz, social supervisor Mandy Heßler, the Landratsamt's employee for foreigners' affairs Manuela Kühhirt or the employee for order and security Harald Bernhardt, both from Landratsamt Meiningen – they all knew about the misery long time before the now known as a „scandal“ media report. But only an inquiry by the MDR seems to demand an explanation for the humiliating treatment of the Lager inhabitants. Here, the racist structure behind the alleged local execution of the federal law on benefits for asylum seekers is exposed: To organise exclusion and deportation as cheap and frictionless as possible and destroy the people psychologically.

Harald Bernhardt is trying to characterize Lager placement as the not succeeded attempt to „organise the desired non-integration“. While isolation is systematic, do the same responsible ones still want to discuss about „integration“?

„Human Right“ in capitalism
Human rights are allegedly defended at hindukush and denounced in Libya, whereas refugees, people with a background of migration – whatever this stands for – are classified in Germany into lower class, non-employed and other categories in order to select them for their utility or to exclude them. Part of the restrictions from the asylum seekers benefits' law are already applied on non-employed, new limitations of self-determination are part of the recent discussion about modifying the Unemployment-law, called Hartz IV. Human rights are only granted to those, who can pay them in cash and buy their freedom.
The so called occidental community of christian values and dominant culture bursts into pieces as soon as the differences between the majority of cheap labour and non-employed and the marginal group of proprietors are called by nam. Profit determines the interests in contrary to propaganda lies of human rights and value-based communities. If the human rights were universal, why then people in central-european countries are punished just for their presence, are harrassed, exlcuded from basic rights, arrested and deported into deathly situations?

Against the law of oppression and its officials
Despite the necessary naming of individual responsability, one thing must be certain: The players are exchangeable, the misery remains. It's the institutionalised racism, realized in borders, police offices, law and authorities, that represent a central feature of the current global economical order. In a daily competition for profit, human concerns have a relevance only when they go along with the competetiveness.

For Zella-Mehlis this means: Any service company will organise a human placement only respective its potential income. Any staff of the Ausländerbehörde will, in the sense of the law on benefit for asylum seekers, make life for refugees hard to the extent, will minimize the danger of juridical intervention by means of repression and isolation and will be in charge of murderous deportations.
Fear of unemployment and racism, that is well orchestrated by so called „integration debates“, turns administration staff into criminals that play with peoples' lives:

In Zehla-Mehlis, in Katzhütte, in Biberach, Hardheim, Meinersen, Augsburg, Dessau or Remscheid.

31.3.2011 is the deadline: Close the Lager – decentral housing for all!

Too many dreams have been smashed, too many people humiliated.

Where is Fatima? What happened to Ruslan?

Break the silence, support the resistance of the refugees!
Self-organisation instead of fear!
Solidarity instead of isolation!

For self-determined living – worldwide!

Network of Supporters:
Unterstützt von: The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena, Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen e.V., AK Politische Bildung beim Stura der Uni Jena, Referat für Menschenrechte beim StuRa der Uni Jena, revolta – antikapitalistische linke, Antifa Arnstadt, Antifa Ilmenau, Antifa Suhl, Infoladen Arnstadt und FAU Suedthueringen, Soziokulturelles Zentrum Gerberstraße 1, Weimar
Netzwerk Thueringen: Break Isolation - Kampagne gegen alltäglichen Rassismus und Diskriminierung

Thueringia: Break the isolation and ghettoisation of refugees - Close the Lager Zella-Mehlis

Netzwerk: Break Isolation - Kampagne gegen alltäglichen Rassismus und Diskriminierung

Deutsch: Thüringen: Aktionstag im März

PRESSEMITTEILUNG: Diskussionen über Flüchtlingslager mit Asylbewerbern am 28. Februar in Suhl

Thueringia: Break the isolation and ghettoisation of refugees - Close the Lager Zella-Mehlis

Millions of people worldwide flee from war, persecution and nature catastrophes. Every year, thousands of them die at the EU-borders. Those, who arrive in Germany, face a racist and inhuman system.
They are forced to live isolated in far-off places, excluded from society and in permanent fear of deportation. The hygenic conditions are disastrous. Moldy walls in rotten rooms are a constant health danger. Not only because of the resident obligation and the voucher system, a self-determind life is made impossible. The refugee Lager of Zella-Mehlis is a manifestation of all these mechanisms of exlusion.

Info events for protest against the refugee Lager in Zella-Mehlis:

Suhl: 28. Februar, Kirchgasse 10, 19.00hrs
Jena: 3. März, Carl-Zeiss-Straße 3 (Uni Jena), HS 7, 18.00hrs
Meiningen: 10. März, Alte Posthalterei, 18.00hrs

March 15 : Rally in Meiningen, at 13.00hrs
March 22 : Solidarity Rally with Refugee in Zella-Mehlis; begin at 14.00hrs
March 24 : demonstration in Meiningen, Begin at 14.00hrs

Info: http://www.thevoiceforum.org

VIDEO.
2° MDR Video Bericht: Zella-Mehlis Flüchtlings-Isolationslager in Thüringen + English Txt
http://www.youtube.com/user/thevoicejena

Text Translation in English - New Video of MDR-report on Zella-Mehlis Refugee Isolation Lager Camp in Germany http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2000

Die Karawane für die Rechte der Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen
http://thecaravan.org

Break Isolation Solidarity Initiative - Thueringen
Unterstützt von: The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena, Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen e.V., AK Politische Bildung beim Stura der Uni Jena, Referat für Menschenrechte beim StuRa der Uni Jena, revolta – antikapitalistische linke, Antifa Arnstadt, Antifa Ilmenau, Antifa Suhl, Infoladen Arnstadt und FAU Suedthueringen, Soziokulturelles Zentrum Gerberstraße 1, Weimar

Links
*Thueringen Refugee Isolation Camp / FlüchtlingsIsolation lagaers in Thüringen:
http://thevoiceforum.org/search/node/Fl%C3%BCchtlingslager+Th%C3%BCringen
*Anti Lager Campaign
http://thevoiceforum.org/taxonomy/term/23

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The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena
Adresse: Schillergässchen 5, 07745 Jena
Tel. Handy 0049(0) 17624568988,
Fax: 03641 / 42 02 70,
E-Mail: thevoiceforum@emdash.org
Internet: http://www.thevoiceforum.org
Gegründet: 1994, Arbeitsweise: Kampagnen,Aktionen, Vernetzung.
Publikationen: E-Newsletter

Refugee - Campaigns and Networking in English & Deutsch

About us - Newsletter here.

Donation und Spende:
Donation for refugee community campaign to end the deportation and social exclusion in Germany

Für finanzielle Autonomie – keine Anträgem aber ein Beitrag von allen, die Teil der Bewegung sind oder mit ihr sympathisieren
Mit Deiner solidarischen Spende beweist du die Kraft der Einheit in der Bewegung

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Wir sind dankbar für jede Spende (steuerabzugsfähig, Spendenquittung auf Wunsch) Belohnung 2015: Die politischen Ressourcen der Flüchtlinge in Deutschland

Radiosendung anlässlich des 20 Geburstags von The Voice Refugee Forum (Oktober 2014 reboot.fm angehört werden (Sprachen: englisch und deutsch).

break deportation

Deutsch: Abschiebung ist Folter und Mord - Schluss mit Polizeigewalt gegen Flüchtlinge und Aktivisten
PM The VOICE Refugee Forum - Erstes Jubiläum des Protestes in und vor der nigerianischen Botschaft vom 15.10.2012

Mbolo Yufanyis Gerichtsverhandlung / Court Hearings in Berlin

Mbolo Yufanyi speaks on Deportation Chain - Resistance against Rascism and colonial injustice

Abschlusserklärung des Flüchtlingstribunals 2013 in Berlin

Prozessbericht zu Mbolo Yafanyis Gerichtstermin vor dem Amtsgericht Tiergarten am 26.9.13

„Flüchtlingsfrauen sagen: Es reicht!von der Flüchtlingsfrauenkonferenz zum Tribunal in Berlin“
Radio Broadcast from April 26, 2013
The Voices #11 - Refugee Woman Conference UND Artikel aus der Presse

Der Film über das KARAWANE Festival gegen koloniales Unrecht in Jena erscheint bald.

Osaren-Karawane-Festival-Jena-2010 Unite Against Colonial Injustice

Filmtrailer "Residenzpflicht"
:
The Caravan *for the rights of refugees and migrants

Break Isolation *Refugee Summercamp Erfurt
Links:
International Refugee Tribunal 2013
Refugee Protest Camp Oranienplatz Berlin
*asylstrikeberlin

Materials:
*Kalender 2013
*Zeitung der KARAWANE
Reboot FM 88 Berlin: *RADIO Broadcast Manifestation of The VOICE Refugee Forum and Plataforma
Campaign:
*REFUGEE (NIGERIA) EMBASSY GERMANY Residenzpflicht -*apartheid.net

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