Sunday, 27 November 2011

[creative-radio] Nigerian Embassy deportation hearing in Köln – Less than 10 refugees participated


Nigerian Embassy deportation hearing in Köln – Less than 10 refugees

About 20 Activists assembled on Tuesday 22.11.11 at 8am to protest the
Nigerian Embassy deportation hearing taking place at the Central
Foreigners Office, Am Blaubach 13, Köln.

The Central Foreigners Office (Z.A.B) Köln is one amongst notable
institutions that facilitate the traumatisation of refugees through abuses
in the likes of country embassy identification of the Victims for

This protest is in line with "The VOICE Refugee Forum" commitment to
expose the deportations and the corrupt collaboration of refugee countries
with the German deportation authorities where the Nigerian embassy is
playing the leading role.

With active support from Activists of "Autonomy Zentrum" and other persons
and groups in Köln, an intention to begin with a community breakfast was
interrupted as the Police in suspicion approached the gathering to
question our agenda.
The police tried their usual threat of penalty and telephone parade but
the Activists expressed their determination of of no fear as they
themselves were informed of the legal basis of such actions.

In a bid to avoid unnecessary distraction as the Police would like it, the
activists unanimously agreed on a spontaneous registration but the
responsible Officials still went further to petition the availability of
Banner at the Venue.

Amongst 22 refugees invited for that day, less than 10 refugees within
Bayern and Rheinland Pfalz appeared for the exercise.

Participating refugees were informed on the basis of the invitation to the
hearing and advised on possibilities to save themselves from deportation.

We hereby call on Refugees and Activists to support the planned protest
action at the Nigerian Embassy premises for its leading role in country
embassy deportation collaboration.

The Nigerian Embassy is known for its monthly mobile deportation hearing
in different German Cities and we are committed to protest their presence
at any possible hearing.

The preparatory meeting for the Berlin Action is expected to take place in
Stuttgart on a date that is yet to be decided.

Refugee support groups should endeavour to mobilise refugees in their
region for this action as the fight against one deportation affects all.

The Colonial Collaboration of the Nigerian Embassy with the German State!

The Voice Baden Württemberg
Böblingerstr 105
70199 Heslach-Stuttgart
Tel.: 017627873832

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