An African University lecturer at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH), Berlin and activist of “The VOICE” and “The Caravan” takes the State of Berlin to court against racist mistreatment at the Immigration office Berlin!
A joint press release from The VOICE Refugee Forum, The CARAVAN-for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants (Berlin), and Peer Exchange of African Communities for Empowerment (PEACE), Germany.
Berlin, the 08.02.2023
Racism is an ideology of inequality!
Yufanyi Movuh, M.C, a lecturer at the ASH, for the course “Racism and Migration” in the department of Diversity Studies is suing the State of Berlin for racism at the Berlin Immigration office. He filed a complaint under the Berlin State Anti-Discrimination Act in December 2021.
The case will be heard this Thursday, 09.02.2023 at 09:30 am at the Berlin District Court, Tegeler Weg 17-21, 10589 Berlin. The hearing will take place in room E 213, 2nd floor extension building.
The racist state mechanism separates people into two groups; “Us” and “the Others”. The divide runs along lines defined by language, country of origin, and phenotypical markers. The result of such separation is the conclusion regarding Human worth, with the group marked as “Others” bearing negative attributes while those marked “Us” assail in superiority in latent supremacy complex. This ideology doesn’t end in the back rooms of Neo-Nazi Clubs, it continues and spreads to the daily rhetoric of political parties in the German parliament and state workers in official positions. This must be opposed vigorously!
"After 25 years of living here with such torment and racist discrimination, I would like to conclude by saying that I hope the court will help to abolish racism in this society, even though I know that the fight against racism is and will be a long one". This is a statement released by Yufanyi Movuh, who has been fighting racism for decades in Germany.
Yufanyi Movuh is known for defiantly breaking racist laws in Germany to achieve meaningful progress in life, an example being the obtainment of his PhD even through hash political harassment and racial discrimination from the judiciary and administrative branches of the State.
We will closely follow and observe the proceedings of the events and the handling of Mr. Yufanyi's complaint. If necessary, we feel compelled, together with all interested people, to document the experiences and happenings at the State Office for Immigration and to check to what extent people's experiences correspond with the central anti-discrimination law „key project“ enacted by the Berlin Senate.
We call on everyone affected by institutional racism, not only in Berlin, to get in touch with us so that we can formulate our concerns together and look for solutions collectively.
We support Mr. Yufanyi Movuh, M.C. in his struggle against institutional racism evidenced by the racist treatment he suffered at the Berlin State Office for Immigration (LEA).
For more information on this case, please visit: http://www.thevoiceforum.org/node/4807
• THE VOICE Refugee Forum (Berlin) | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Telephone: Mbolo Yufanyi Movuh: +49 170 878 81 24
• CARAVAN for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants|E-Mail: email@example.com | Telephone: Araz Ardehali: +49 178 853 07 01 | Naledi Lin: +49 176 532 296 61