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Kundgebung gegen die neokoloniale Kollaboration der nigerianischen
Botschaft mit Deutschlands
Unite Against Colonial Injustice!
Stoppt die koloniale Kollaboration der nigerianischen Botschaft mit dem
Die "Botschaftsvorführung" findet "Landesaufnahmestelle für Flüchtlinge"
in der Durlacher Allee 100 in 76137 Karlsruhe statt.
Kommt zur Kundgebung am 18.8. um 11:00 Uhr zur "Landesaufnahestelle".
Vom Montag, den 15. bis Freitag, den 19. August werden Angehörige der
nigerianischen Botschaft in Karlsruhe sein, um ihnen vorgeführte
Flüchtlinge zu "identifizieren", d.h. ihnen gegen Geld der
Abschiebebehörden Reisedokumente für eine Abschiebung nach Nigeria
The Voice Refugee Forum, Baden Württemberg
Please help spread the call!
Rally and Wake keeping in Karlsruhe, "Asylum Reception Center" on the 18th
of August 2011 at 11am.
Join our protest campaign:
Stop the Colonial Collaboration of the Nigerian Embassy with the German
For more information, please contact:
The Voice Refugee Forum, Baden Württemberg
Manifestation on Thursday 18th of August 11 a.m. Durlacher Allee 100
From Monday 15 - Friday 19 of August 2011, Nigerian Embassy officials will
be coming to Karlsruhe to identify Nigerian Asylum seekers for the purpose
of issuing travel documents to facilitate their deportation. The
identification exercise would be conducted under militant security at the
"Asylum Reception Center", Durlach Alle 100, in Karlsruhe. Besides this,
the Nigerian embassy does such deportation hearings again and again, each
time in another city. Africans from all over Germany have been summoned to
show up for such deportation hearings, many of the victims of such
procedures have been deported. Deportation hearings are a form of corrupt
and neocolonial deportation buisness between Nigerian embassy officials
and German authorities at the expense of refugees.
We appeal to all refugee community activists and to all other anti-racists
to stand up and protest against deportation hearings! We appeal to all
refugees who are concerned of a deportation hearing: Don't support your
own deportation! Refusing to attend a deportation hearing or to refuse
speaking at the hearing is civil disobedience against deportation
Asylum seekers in Europe are routinely denied the right to fair asylum
procedures and are faced with deportation threats and abuses through
active collaboration of their Country Embassies who issue travel documents
to deport them to their alleged home countries.The Nigerian embassys
collaboratory role has since 2007 been on massive scandal of collecting
corrupt Charges of 500 Euros to facilitate the deportation of each persons
seeming to look like Nigerians.
The abusive procedure of deportation hearings
Victims are summoned to appear before a representative of the Nigerian
embassy in any of the forced deportation hearing conducted randomly in
different German cities.During the embassy hearing, refugees will be
questioned by Nigerian embassy officials in order to confirm their
Nigerian origin based on their language, their accents or specific words
they use. Besides this, embassy officials can also arbitrarily "identify"
someone to be Nigerian based on general appearance, the shape of his/her
face, traditional scars etc.! It has also been reported that not only
Nigerians, but also asylum seekers from Togo, Liberia, Uganda, Sudan,
Sierra Leone etc. are been invited to embassy hearings with the Nigerian
embassy as well.The identification exercise and its militant approach has
continued to traumatise refugees and migrant victims through massive abuse
as many are brought in by the police on Handcuffs like criminals.The same
refugees who have excaped persecution from their home countries are forced
to appear in front of officials of the same Regime that has caused them to
The hypocrit role of Nigerian embassy officials
Mr Okoye Alias Ambassador has since 2008 justified this collaboration with
his dicy role during a delegation visit to demand a stop to mobile
hearings in 2008. The then Ambassador Ridmap agreed to consider to stop
all forms of mobile hearing as demanded by a delegation of activist who
visited the Embassy at the heat of the campaign in 2008.
Mr Ahmed as Counsular Officer represents the Embassys at the deportation
hearings and takes also the duty of an external BAMF (Bundesamt für
Migration und Flüchtlinge) official mandated to question and reassess
refugees stories during the identification exercise.
The Question of criteria for issuing travelling certificates thrown to the
Ambassador was ignored and the Nigerian Embassy continues to succumbs to
the imposed personal datas from the deportation authorities without
verifying its authenticity. There has been several cases of double date of
Birth, Nationality, and Names which the Embassy hesitates to question.
Amongst those faced with such identification exercises are Asylum seekers
unjustly denied the right to protection or punished for resistance against
German state repression i.e "violation of the Apartheid Restriction to
freedom Movement" and also migrants that are forcefully seperated from
their partners, children and family members through the influence of the
Resistance and civil disobedience is possible
Many times, refugees and other anti-racists initiated protest actions
against deportation hearings. Moreover, many refugees decided to boycott
deportation hearings, even if they were facing strong pressure from the
authorities. Many of those who refused attending an embassy hearing were
able to stop their own deportation successfully and to win time to find
alternative solutions for their own situation. But the civil disobedience
of refugees also needs active solidarity and support!
Let's break isolation, show your protest against the Nigeria deportation
hearing in Karlsruhe on 18th of August 2011!
Let's make pressure against the embassies to end the corrupt and
neocolonial collaboration with German deportation authorities!
Stop the Deportations!
Abolish the Residential Obligation!
Break the Isolation of Refugees - Close down the Isolation Lagers Camps!
Unite Against Colonial Injustice!
English traduction from
Nigerian Embassy collaboration with the German autority to deport Republic
of Benin citizen to Nigeria (2009).
For Public Interest:
Salomon Wantchoucou is a political and human right activist in the
republic of Benin. I was born in the Republic of Benin by a south african
mother and living in Benin and South Africa. I equally made my profesional
education in this two lands; for this reasons I speaks the languageS of
his countries Fon, french and english.
In relations to my political engagement and activities in the Rep of Benin
whereby he emphasised on the critism of States Political systems and
corruptions which were been practiced by the elites. All these practicis
hinders the developement of our country he saids.
My political criticism lead to the secret planification of assasination
attempts on my life by the my political counterparts in Rep of Benin in
2001 during the presidential electorale campagne.
Unfortunately the gun shot fired, the bullet did not get to his chest or
heart rather got my left hand. After his first treatement in cotonou, he
had automatically or obligatory left the country to secure his life here
in Germany in 2001 August.
Even arriving in germany, the hand which was hited by the bullet was
disturbing him, to that he had to go to hospital for a medical checkups. I
was admitted in hospital of Zerbs in the former "landkreisRosslau" which
is now "landkreis of Rosslau-Dessau" and had been operated to remove the
bullet in his body. The doctors deliverd "Doctors Report" including
photographs taken during the time of operation. This Doctors report where
been given to a Lawyer called Kohler in Magderburg who himself blocked and
refused to give it back to me.
Apart from all these truths my demandes for asyl was rejected despite the
threat to my and danger in benin at the same time I demanded a consecutive
asyl which was in process befor my abscent. I deposited a new application
and reported a for consecutive asyl on 05.09.2008 to which i recieved no
decision and no information.
Instead to accor to him the necessary protection, the foreigne office
where accusing me that I dont know Benin because he did not present any
document. The condition which i left the country was quit urgent to which
i could not afford to present a documents. For that reasons he had
inquired to bring his birth certificate if necessary from Rep of benin.
Despite all his truth the foreign office of Gäfenhainichen landkreis in
Wittemberg were sending him to a Nigerian embassy while he is not a
Nigerian by origin or by nationality, his parents where not from nigeria i
have no relatives in nigeria. Their accusation is equally based on the
punishment to give me "Gutschein" vouchers as surfer me for my innocent
and truth. Although "Gutschein " is not my problem but to admit that he is
innocent by the foreign office. By doign this, the foreign office are
putting his life in danger of death and assasination.
A Membre de karawane pour le droit des asylants et des etrangers
Et the voice refugie forum
Rahguhner str 99
Beniner mit Abschiebung nach Nigeria bedroht de/en/fr
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