The German Bundeswehr is again on its way to the Aegean to support the NATO mission - and illegal human rights violations against refugees

Letzte Woche verließ die deutsche Fregatte F216 „Schleswig Holstein“ Deutschland, um sich an der NATO-Mission in der Ägäis zu beteiligen.

Sailing in the Aegean

Early in July, six activists came together to take the ‚Mare Liberum 2‘ on a test mission in the Aegean Sea.

“Who is giving these orders?” – the events of a deadly shipwreck

Early in the morning on July 30th a boat capsized northeast of Lesvos at the Greek-Turkish border. Aboard had been 13 people trying to reach Europe.

Indictment regarding the violations by EU politicians, its security forces and FRONTEX to the 1951 Refugee Convention

Case of human rights advocates and inhabitants of the European Union v. EU Politicians, its security forces and Frontex.

I just want to get out of this island

Hello, I'm Shaker, I'm from Syria, I'm 23 years old. I left Syria because of the war and decided to come to Europe to live a better life.

Frontex as the backbone of fundamental rights violations in the Aegean Sea

Human rights violations at the Greek EU external border and especially the illegal expulsion of people on the move is a daily practice in the Aegean.

“We need to get the kids out of this hell”

Moria 2.0: Das ist das größte Lager in Europa. Niemand weiß, was hier vor sich geht. Die Personen dort drinnen sind Menschen und wollen in Sicherheit sein – das ist es, was sie sich erhoffen. Es sollte sich um sie gekümmert werden – besonders um die Kinder, die dort sind.

“230 years in prison” – The systematic criminalisation and imprisonment of people on the move in Greece

A person is sentenced to 52 years of prison for allegedly steering a boat from Turkish shores to Greek territory, despite testimonies that contradict this. Another man is sentenced to 146 years for manoeuvring a boat in distress safely ashore, saving the lives of 33 people.

Police brutality in the quarantine section of Moria 2.0

„Ich habe nichts falsch gemacht. Nur, dass ich eine Frage gestellt habe. Und er [der Polizist] fängt an, mich zu treten. Er sagte, ich würde zu viel reden.“ Dieser Fall von Polizeigewalt gegen eine junge Frau aus Westafrika fand im Quarantänebereich des Camps Moria 2.0 statt.

“You are criminals, because you want to kill us” – A pushback testimony

The attempt of 31 people to reach Europe turned into a 5-day odyssey, in which they were severely beaten, abducted from land, their families violently separated, exposed to psychological terror and torture-like methods, shot at with guns and tear gas, and abandoned at sea.

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