On Tuesday 18th of July the Police attacked fiercely and without cause, on site at the hellish detention center of Moria on Lesvos island and arrested refugees and migrants of primarily African nationalities who were in the middle of a peaceful protest about the lengthy delays of approval regarding assylum applications they had submitted. They were also protesting about the horrible living conditions at the detention center of Moria. Right after the violent episodes that were actually caused by the Police and after the violent suppression of the protest gathering, the police proceeded with actions of sweeping arrests, during which members of the African community were vindictively percecuted and the 35 were detained.
The policemen were mercilessly hitting whoever stood in their way which resulted in serious injuries for the majority of the refugees. The beatings and the torture continued even after the arrests of the 35, which were acted out randomly and without any evidence backing the charges. Sole criterion was the color of the skin of the accused as it was obvious that they were African migrants. The charges were identical for each and every case. In the following days, 30 of the accused had a change to make their statements and were rendered into custody and subsequently transfered to prisons on Chios island and Athens accordingly. As testified by the lawyers on their case, the living conditions in those prisons are horrendous. There is dire need for clothes, food and hygiene items for all prisoners.
During the attack of the Police against the Refugees inside the hellish detention center of Moria, far right individuals acted in support and shadowing the Deep State of the after civil war State. The government of Syriza-Anel has full responsibility for the orgy of police violence and the seemless collaboration of Police and the State within State of the Far Right elements.
As the LESVOS COORDINATION MOVEMENT OF
ACTIONS SUPPORTING REFUGEES & MIGRANTS
We stand in solidarity and support to all 35 prisoners and we demand their release.
The government is sending clear messages to all parties involved that it will apply without any deviation all the clauses agreed upon using any means to achieve this, dealing with direct violence towards refugees, as well as, towards all in solidarity to them and citizens alike, standing in its way.
These facts prove what is really included and implemented by the EU-Turkey deal.
We directly accuse and hold the government responsible for the murderous police tactics. We call upon all workers, the Greek people and the youth in particular to stand in solidarity with every means possible to all 35 refugees, to guard their decocratic rights and freedoms in our country. We make it clear in every way and tone of voice that we are side by side with all refugees and migrants alike and we shall continue to stive against the deterioration of the living conditions for us all.
- United actions of locals and refugees/migrants!
- Demand Assignment of cultural mediators to the 4 refugees that haven't had the chance to make their statements.
- Immediate release of all prisoners.
- Down with the murderous treatment of all refugees by the EU and the government
- Protection-Asylum-Rights to all refugees
- Freedom of Movement to all country destinations of the refugees' choice-disentanglement of refugees from the greek islands
- Stop deportations
- We shall support all actions that will be decided upon in the coming months in regard to the 35 migrants!
This call to action is open to be ratified by your support, we call upon all Associations, Legal entities and Organizations, as well as Organized Movements to sign this petition.
Our collective actions, unity and solidarity, our justified, non-negotiable and unrelenting fight shall be victorious!
LESVOS COORDINATION MOVEMENT OF
ACTIONS SUPPORTING REFUGEES & MIGRANTS