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Articles published in 2015

Switzerland [EN] Stop Bunkers, Ayop stays in Geneva !

[EN] Genevan authorities finally decided to stop the deportation of Ayop Aziz, a young Chadian injured during the fire of the center in which he lived while waiting for the treatment of his application for asylum. During this time, the movement « Stop Bunkers », which protests against the living conditions of refugees in the civil protection underground […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/30

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Italy [EN] Report of visits in the Palaspedini stadium of Catania and the CIE-CARA of Caltanissetta

[EN] On October 1st 2015, in the frame of a mission in Sicily and in Lampedusa with five MEP (GUE/NGL), the MEP Malin Björk visited, with the Italian NGO Arci, the temporary reception centre of Palaspedini in Catane (a closed-down stadium), and the identification and expulsion centre (CIE) and two reception centres for asylum seekers (CARA) […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/20

C(h)amp d’expression: ‘’I lived in shelters. I’ve always been working. I’m confident; the day I’ll have documents, I’ll also have a job. ’’- Administrative Detention Centre of Palaiseau (Paris, France)

[EN] Today the Open Access Now campaign is relaying testimonies of foreigners detained in the camp of Palaiseau, in Paris. These testimonies are collected in order to shed light on detainees’ stories, detention conditions and access to rights. These testimonies – presented as a chronic – were collected in Autumn 2014, by the Citizens’ Observatory of […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/19

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Greece [EN] ECRE, ECRE’s visit to Fylakio’s First Reception Centre shows asylum seekers stuck in «detention carrousel»

[EN] European Council on Refugees and Exiles’ (ECRE) delegation published a report after a visit to the Fylakio’s first reception centre, in the Evros region. This report highlights the deprivation of liberty for migrants ; numerous lacks are reported, especially the overcrowding and the detention of unaccompanied minors, or the incapacity of authorities to decently deal with […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/13

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La Repubblica, 12.03.2015

Italy [IT] La Repubblica, « Illegal bid » : eight persons under investigation for the CARA of Mineo

[EN] « Illegitimate » : this is how the president of the anti-bribery national authority considers the call for bid for the management of Mineo’s CARA (reception centre for asylum seekers). He said that this call for bid was a threat to principles of competition and transparency. The prosecutors of Catane and Caltagirone opened an inquiry on the management […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/12

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C(h)amp d’expression: ‘’We are going to meet a Syrian…Oh yes! We detain Syrians too!’’- Administrative Detention Centre of Vincennes (Paris, France)

[EN] Today the Open Access Now campaign is relaying testimonies of foreigners detained in the camp of Vincennes, in Paris. These testimonies are collected in order to shed light on detainees’ stories, detention conditions and access to rights. The testimonies were collected in 2014, by the Citizens Observatory of the Vincennes camp, following parlor visits […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/11

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United Kingdom [FR] Vivre ensemble, IRIN | United Kingdom : report on migrants’ detention

[EN] After an inquiry on the use of migrants detention in the United Kingdom, MEPs of different parties published a striking report calling to a deep reform of the detention system, considered « expensive, useless and unfair ». The inquiry follows the media coverage of mistreatments occured in centres in the UK, the only European country with no […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/06

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Greece [EN] Greek Reporter, Migrant detention center’s evacuation continues with mixed results

[EN] In Greece, the evacuation of the migrants detention centre of Amygdaleza continues, in priority for persons detained since more than eighteen months, vulnerables persons – families, children, victims of torture – and asylum seekers. Many migrants are still detained there. Among  the  released persons, many are left alone in the streets. Migrant Detention Center Evacuation […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/05

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Hungary [EN] Hungarian Helsinky Committee, Hungarian government reveals plans to breach EU asylum law and to subject asylum-seekers to massive detention and immediate deportation

[EN] Since 2014, the increasing number of asylum seekers in Hungary is a pretext the government uses to justify its violent campaign against immigration. Government plans seem to threaten the law and international obligations, but also the democratic values. These violations are denounced by the NGO « Hungarian Helsinky Committee », which provides legal aid to thousands of […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/04

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Italy [IT] Live Sicilia Catania, Cara, inspection by E. Forenza : « interminable waiting and overcrowded rooms »

[IT] The MEP Eleonora Forenza visited, without warning, the CARA (reception centre for asylum seekers) of Mineo in Sicily. With more than 3400 migrants live there, this centre, in which a migrant has recently been found dead, is the biggest centre in Europe. The MEP has been shocked in particular by the overcrowding and the interminable […]

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Article posted the 2015/03/02

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