Deportation Chain - Stop Collaboration Deportation in Nigerian Embassy

Stop Collobration Deportation in Nigerian Embassy

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On Wednesday July 3rd 2013 ,The 2nd Trial against Refugeetent-Activists was held at the court in Berlin the Amtsgericht Tiergarten because of the Occupation of the Nigerian Embassy on 15 th October 2012. It was the process against the Activist Claudio Feliziani.

Claudio Feliziani`s process was the second to be held after the process against Thomas Ndindah of the complete 15 accused activitsts. More processes will come, so hold out in solidarity and follow the next jugdement days to be arriving.

The process was observed by refugees and supporters of the Refeugeetent-Camp. The prosecutor - that was a Referendar or kibnd of apprentice- read the accusation of "Hausfriedensbruch (trespassing) am 15. Oktober mit gemeinschaftlichem Handeln am Eigentum der nigerianischen Botschaft". Directly after this, Claudio Feliziani and his lawyer was asked by the judge for their statement. So the activist himself read the declaration he preapred, as follows here, shortened, in English:

"Oktober 15th 2012, several days after the arrival of the Protestmarch to berlin, Refugees and activists of the Voice Refugee Forum and the Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants we occupied simbolically the Nigerian Embassy to make once more public its collaboration with the Ausländerbehörde in a corrupt market of travel certificates and to ask to stop the practice of the mobile Embassy hearings. Nigerian Embassy in collaboration with the Ausländerbehörde send all over Germany his functionaries to identify and produce substitutes of passports to Refugees, in order to make possible their deportation to Nigeria. For each one of this "travel certificate" Nigerian Embassy functionaries receive from 250 to 500 euro. Since 2008 the half of all deportations from Germany are to Nigeria. Since then a big number of cases is coming out in which people from different African countries - Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda - are deported to Nigeria only for being kept in this deportation's market.

After more than one hour in which the Nigerian Embassy functionaries refused to come to listen to our demands, German police broke inside the Embassy, in Nigerian territory, arresting us, while outside, with massive employment of violence was trying to disperse the spontaneous demonstration of Refugees and activists arrived in solidarity from Oranienplatz Protestcamp. At the end of the day we were more than 25 people arrested. At evening another spontaneous demonstration of about 800 up to 1000 people from Oranienplatz reached Tempelhof police station to demand the liberation of the arrested activists.

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