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Refugees from Wolfsburg Fallersleben/Camp statement to Refugee Tribunal 2013 in Berlin
International Tribunal vs the Federal Republic of Germany - Unite against Colonial Injustice and defend human rights 13-June-2013
Human rights,Every human being has the right to live and right for freedom. The abuse of human right in the life of refugees particularly in Germany has caused many of us to have the sickness of mental disorder, depression, fear and lost of lives here in Germany. Because of this we have lost many lives of our brothers and sisters in the camps, while we are here hoping to have a better future and to be secured. Some of us are here, because of the problems in our lands, but we get more troubles here too. Most of us have individual, religious-war, ethnic or political problems etc., but we´re here in camps like people in the prison without hope or future, like here in the camp in Fallersleben.
The German government and parts of the media only paint a bad image of the African refugees, that we are here to make business and to take their money, which is not true, but they forget that to keep somebody in a camp without working permit or to do something for living is very dangerous, because an idle mind is a devil's workshop. The truth is that, we are here, because they destroy our lands with their interest on wealth, mineral resources and their politics.
Many African countries are suffering today and jeopardize with European colonizing system and injustice. The African politics today also controlled by the Europeans despite our internal problems. But today the Africans experience the highest deportation, racism, maltreatment, intimidation, embarrassment etc. from the European governments. While 80% of the African countries were colonized by the European countries. And all this countries have systematically suffered more dictatorship for development in the name of colonization, destroying, criticizing, atrocities and political persecution. Like in Senegal, Congo, Libya, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and other countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria or Afghanistan.
We have seen the business between the Africans Embassies in Germany and the German government and today most Africans embassies have the highest number of deportations for Africans refugees. No matter the big trouble, war and difficulties in these countries.
Some of us have lived over four, six and twelve years, even more here in this camp and other camps in Germany, until now there is no hope of residence permit or even the possibility to work. We as refugees are still struggling for our right as human beings. Since August 2012 we are seeking for our rights, until now we are in Berlin, despite the condition of winter weather in our tents at Oranienplatz. But nothing has been done or changed by the Federal Republic of Germany.
On the 7th January 2005 we lost one of our colleagues Oury Jalloh who was burnt alive in Dessau police cell and the courts in Dessau and Magdeburg said that a man put in a police cell was burnt with fire by a lighter from nowhere, but they forget that
he was a human being while police was on duty. Mr. Shambu Lama from Nepal, in Meinersen Camp committed suicide, because of threat and fear of deportation in 2011. Mr. Alain Nkurunziza, from Fallersleben Camp was controlled by the police in Frankfurt a. M. on March 2011 and recently a court in Wolfsburg/Braunschweig denied him the right for freedom of movement and he was charged and mandated to pay fine of 125€. Although the Braunschweig Court reduce the amount already charged by the Wolfsburg Court to this amount but what a business or are we talking of human right here? Mr. Alain also pleaded with the court to pay with the voucher, he received by the government, because he is not allowed to work, but the court refused and ordered him to pay with cash, while the court denied him his right for freedom of movement. And the freedom of movement is a fundamental basic right of every human being. Most times we get unnecessary intimidation from the local, state and federal offices even the police and other security agents.
Some of us even run away because of fear and threat of deportation. They denied us to receive the money announced and increased by the federal government, while in Wolfsburg they pay most of us almost 70% out of the money we have to receive for the month like Mr. John Moven gets only 241,45 € for a living, but we are also in Lower-Saxony and we don’t understand what’s happening and what is going on in our city government Wolfsburg. Come to Wolfsburg camp and see how human talent is being wasted, what money cannot buy because many of us can be very useful to this country but they don’t mind all these things they are only interested in keeping us in these camps for many years only to frustrate our lives but they forget we can also contribute to many good things for improvement of this country and the world at larger, also they forget that a child trained in a camp without culture can be a problem to the society like in Wolfsburg camp.
In 2009 and 2012 in Fallersleben there was a car accident involving two kids from this camp because there is no good road signs to show that this place is a living area and the camp is surrounded by many industries that is not even good for human health. With all these critical conditions in refugees camp Fallersleben, on the 27th April 2013 the refugees from this camp did a big demonstration in Wolfsburg city.
Reports from other camps in Lower –Saxony
In Salzgitter: The authorities are trying to frustrate the refugees so that they will go back to their countries as they can call it a voluntary departure. Peine: The Hausmeister (caretaker) is a very big problem and threat and some other social workers from the office of the refugees. Meinersen: After long fight in Meinersen the “Ausländerbehörde” has changed its chief administrator, but for most of the refugees nothing has changed, only to make them afraid and to prevent the refugees not to raise their voices with the problem of transport system to their city Gifhorn to change their papers. Also like in Burgdorf, Lamspringe, Bramsche, Winsen and other camps in Lower-Saxony.
In Hildesheim and Winsen the authorities are still paying the refugees in this Camps with voucher (GUTSCHEIN) but this voucher system have been Abolish in Lower-Saxony and the refugees in this Camps don’t know when they will get cash as others in this state.
WE are not happy with the business and the politic with the company of K&S Dr. Krantz Sozialbau und Betreuung and the treatment the social workers are doing with us in these camps. Three people in one room, in the same room they cook and sleep also with families and the children, when one person is sick or have some infection it is very easy to other one´s to contact and get the same sickness and the toilet and bathrooms are another dead zone. We are calling the government that there´s urgent need to close down these refugee camp in Fallersleben before there will be lost of lifes in this camp. It is very necessary for the city councils, health organizations and environmental agencies to visit these camps from time to time and try to spend sometimes with the refugees to know much better the situation of things in these camps. Not only paying visit to the social workers and Hausmeisters's office like what happened in Fallersleben camp on the 5th June 2012 when the environmental agency visit this camp. If it is possible they can visit the rooms and see, how the people live in these rooms. We also encourage all the immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers to organize themselves for this tribunal. We must be very united to take this chance, because it´s our time to arise for our right and to take over what belongs to us. This is our time to raise our voices to denounce the massive abuse and atrocities committed by the German government.
With this tribunal we and the international community are looking forward to see the justice and future of human right in this country. A watching dog told his master one day, some of us may be blind but most of us can´t never be blind one day. And this is a system of abusing human right, injustice, racism and discriminating people from people. We also see this as a modern day slavery “enough is enough!”. Although we can´t say that all the laws or people here in Germany are not good, but sometimes justice can temper with mercy.
With all this system and politics of injustice, mistreatment and frustration of lifes, we think there´s the need for the Tribunal because it´s the last hope for a common man in the society.
Present by the refugees from Wolfsburg Fallersleben/Camp