US and UN Sanctions against Libyan man accused of “horrific abuses”//Pope calls for ‘clear mandate’ in Mediterranean rescues//Seven Greek police officers released without restrictions following unlawful fatality//Pushback of journalist from Bulgaria to Turkey was illegal//Poland legalise pushbacks//A woman with disabilities was deported from Germany to Kosovo//Man missing in English Channel

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Oct 26 · 11 min read

LIBYA: Protest in Tripoli continues. SEA: Child dies after two weeks at sea trying to reach the Canaries. Geo Barents still without Safe Port. GREECE: Court case against Frontex . FRANCE: Day15 of Solidarity Hunger Strike. …

LIBYA: Protest in Tripoli continues. SEA: Child dies after two weeks at sea trying to reach the Canaries. Geo Barents still without Safe Port. GREECE: Court case against Frontex . FRANCE: Day15 of Solidarity Hunger Strike. More updates from ITALY, UK, AUSTRIA, SERBIA and SPAIN.

“The 16th deportation prison in Germany was officially opened [on Monday] in Hof, Bavaria. ➜ Here is a list of all German detention centers with addresses, contact details, visiting times and which social services / legal advice are active there: https://noborderassembly.blackblogs.org/de/abschiebehaft-abschaffen/ “ (No Border Assembly Berlin)

KISA — Action for Equality…

Pope Francis calls for global attention on Libya // Safety for Aita Mari after days at sea // Millions spent on ‘prison-camps’, despite warnings throughout the EU process // Pair remain trapped in UN border area on Cyprus // German vigilante groups stopped by police // Five Years since Calais ‘Jungle’ dismantled // German groups call for civil action // Airlines profit from deportations to Afghanistan, then cash-in on rescue mission // Syrian refugees may not be deported from Demark, the ECHR report

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More than 450 rescued in Mediterranean by ship Geo Barents

More than 450 rescued in Mediterranean by ship Geo Barents

Photo Credit: ©Filippo Taddei/MSF

MSF reported a very busy weekend for the rescue ship the Geo Barents.

On Sunday, 296 people were being treated onboard the vessel. Medical and psychological support was offered to the men, women and children onboard. A further 95 people were rescued from a boat on Saturday that was moments…

Even if I get 25 years I would still go to Lesvos. (Nassos Karakitsos)

On the 18th of November the first trial will be held on Lesvos for Nassos Karakitsos, Sara Mardini and Sean Binder. They were originally arrested in 2018 and accused of people smuggling, money laundering, espionage and…

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Oct 23 · 11 min read

LIBYA: Sit-ins continue in front of UNCHR centre in Tripoli. GREECE: new arrivals, camp manager of Mavrovouni resigns, Mare Liberum back at sea…or not?, automated surveillance on Evros border is expanded. MALTA: #ElHiblu3 Freedom Commission is launched. BELARUS/POLAND: 8th victim of…

LIBYA: Sit-ins continue in front of UNCHR centre in Tripoli. GREECE: new arrivals, camp manager of Mavrovouni resigns, Mare Liberum back at sea…or not?, automated surveillance on Evros border is expanded. MALTA: #ElHiblu3 Freedom Commission is launched. BELARUS/POLAND: 8th victim of border standoff. Updates from Bosnian/Croatian Border. Demonstrations in Germany…

Pushing for infringement proceedings against Greece, Croatia and Poland / Frontex being brought to court / The situation at the border with Belarus / Search and rescue at sea / & a number of good reads, reports and calls to action

This emerges from a letter from the Socialist Group in the European Parliament to the EU Commission, who say that EU funds should only flow again towards the EU Member states in question when “the Commission has sufficient evidence that pushbacks are no longer being carried out”.
Such a common…

Sea Watch rescued over 400 people //so-called Libyan coast guards ram dinghy // at least 14 people dead, many more missing // Still no food for thousands in Greek camps // BVMN submission to UN Committee on Pushbacks from Romania // signals of solidarity in Poland

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Oct 19 · 8 min read

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