Journalist imprisoned in Libya, tells story // More funding for SAR: Salvamento Maritimo // Polish state of emergency extended // Push-back in Bad Radkersburg in Court in Austria // Italian government continues to detain illegally // Sweden wants to deport 80,000 // Calls for help with no reply, Channel tragedy // Frontex plane in France

Photo Credit: The Left in the European Parliament

The EU Commission has published Asylum and Return: Commission proposes temporary legal and practical measures to address the emergency situation at the EU’s external border with Belarus which outlines measures that Latvia, Lithuanian and Poland may use in order to assist in the situation at the Belarusian border. The measures…

Several EU Member states issue a joint statement after the recent Channel tragedy, opting again for more securitisation and control / What happens now for those having to register in Greece, without the old Skype system / New SAR actions / solidarity activities in France and Denmark / and a number of very important and highly recommended texts we invite you to read

A protest against closed camps took place in Denmark’s capital — Here is some support from Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark (Photo via Alexander Kladakis) Watch a personal story in our “worth reading” section

“The current cross-Channel migration crisis has two dimensions. One is the real human anguish needing diplomatic and practical resolution. The other is its exploitation in a shouting match for public and political consumption,” British media highlight, noting how what is taking place, particularly the British-French dispute, is proving exactly…

Deaths, detention in bad conditions and forceful deportations for people at the border with Belarus // Reactions after the new concentration camp looking facilities are opened in Greece on behalf of the EU Commission // Reports from the north of France // Polish activists speak up against the conditions people are being held in // Recommended reads and more…

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FEATURE — Held in terrible conditions in Poland, while others are being forcefully deported from Belarus

Following the many “voluntary returns” from Belarus to Iraq, more and more reports are coming in, documenting forceful returns to the Kurdish region in Iraq. …

Deaths, detention in bad conditions and forceful deportations for people at the border with Belarus // Reactions after the new concentration camp looking facilities are opened in Greece on behalf of the EU Commission // Reports from the north of France // Polish activists speak up against the conditions people are being held in // Recommended reads and more…

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Following the many “voluntary returns” from Belarus to Iraq, more and more reports are coming in, documenting forceful returns to the Kurdish region in Iraq. …

Only 7 people actually returned, as the Danish government refuses to collaborate with the Assad regime // Greece violates rights of human rights activists and protection seekers // More than 400 people rescued at sea // Germany to introduce new migration policy

In the post below, Mahmoud, the son of the elderly couple, tells about his pain caused by this situation:

“I have tried to write this post several times, but was never able to finish it. I have always been good at expressing my feelings in writing, but these last few…

Legal case against UK’s pushback plans / Tense situation in pre-electoral Libya / Activists in Italy freed of charges // and more

Emergency services at Calais harbour on Wednesday night — source

There have been plenty of ways invented for getting into a country that classifies you as “illegal”, one of the recent being by sea crossing the Channel in the Atlantic. Separating Southern England from Northern France, this is the only alternative to the Channel tunnel. …

Smugglers profit, despite worsening weather at sea, NGO says//El Hiblu 3 — trial explained//Loss of life near Crete//Lipa Camp Ceremony in BiH//Journalist Arrested in Croatia//Open letter from refugees to the Slovenian Authorities//Thousands protest across France//Danish deportations to Syria//UK Home Office under fire//Frontex figures

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A BBC interview with Belarus President Alexander…

Last week and over the weekend, over 75 people lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea // Many others were rescued // Libyan Coast Guards threaten rescue crew during operation // Crete: Seventy people rescued from distress // Updates from the Belarusian border

Polish people protesting against the situation along the border. Copyright: Sara Cincurova

This week, at least 75 people lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea. As stated by UNHCR spokeswoman Safa Msehli on Saturday, the shipwreck occurred on Wednesday. Fifteen survivors were rescued in time by local fishermen. …

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