Τρίτη, 31 Μαΐου 2016

Denunciation of the recent events in Chalkero's concentration camp

On Thursday the 2nd of June five Syrian refugees, who are currently held in the Chalkero's concentration camp, are being taken to court in the town of Kavala. They are being unsubstantially accused of obstructing the police in the course of duty, among others.
An intense conflict between some refugees in front of the concentration camp outpost was turned by the police to a conflict between the refugees and one police officer (who even shot into the air!!) This resulted in the arrest, detention and the upcoming trial of these five refugees. If we let them be condemned , it is certain that they will lose their right to sanctuary. This will result in their deportation and consequently in their return to the war zone, in deadly and destructive conditions.
It is no lie that the conditions within the concentration camps under which refugees are forced to live long-term, -especially in Chalkero- the ghetto life, the isolation, the lack of even the most basic infrastructures, the lack of supporting and keeping the refugees up to date with news concerning their doubtful future, are the reasons which cause these conflicts among them.

However, the distortion of the incident and the heavy and unsubstantial accusations undermine a regime of terror, apparent in many concentration camps. Additionally, the very essence of the government's opposition to immigration policy, enforced by the EU, is to turn our country into a vast prison for the persecuted, though dignified refugees.
As members of the Popular Resistance front (Laiki Antistasi) we denounce the prosecutions and we demand the withdrawal of the accusations, the liberation and the declaration of innocence of the refugees.
We call upon the Greek people who have shown their solidarity in countless ways to demand that the refugees are given rights and a life of dignity, to denounce the imperialists and their wars, because they are the cause of immigration; we call upon the Greek people to form a front alongside refugees, immigrants and all the peoples of our area and struggle together against our common enemies.

Popular Resistance front