Category: Struggle stories

Stories of struggles inside and around the closed centres in Belgium.

Solidarity with the Stansted defendants from Belgium !📢

[EN] In May 2018, we were hundreds of people gathered in front of two detention centres near Brussels airport during the Steenrock festival. We all raised our hands in solidarity with the Stansted defendants. It’s time to show our solidarity … Continue reading

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23 September 2018 – Closed centere 127bis – 20 years of resistance against deportation and closed centeres

Because Europe kills every day. Because seas, mountains and deserts became mass graves right in front of us. Because safety, militarisation of the borders and confinement are the only answers states give to women, men and children who are trying … Continue reading

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No women, men or children in the closed centre: testimony and action

No women, men or children in closed centres: testimonies and gathering 04/09/201: A mother and her 5 children, arrested the day of the start of school have just been placed in retetntion while another family with 4 children has already … Continue reading

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In Charleroi Airport, passengers stopped a deportation. UPDATE: Deported!

Update 18/08/2018:On Sunday Aug 12, 2018 at 10 am, Mr. A was locked up before undergoing a fourth –and this time effective – attempt at expulsion to Algiers on a TUI flight from Charleroi. This was carried out by the … Continue reading

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Extremely turbulent week at the closed centre in Vottem

25/06/2018 : « On Thursday, in the yellow wing, 4 Albanians broke the tiles to escape. It made a lot of noise and we all rushed to see, we were quite excited, a dozen of Arabs. One Albanian managed to … Continue reading

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Attempts to make resistance invisible: stifling rebellions in closed centres

On 20 June 2018, during the whole day, militants blocked the building site of the family units next to the 127bis. In the centre, the retainees expressed their support in favour of this movement in different ways. Some refused to … Continue reading

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Epileptic crisis and hunger strike at the 127bis closed centre 14/05/2018 update

Update 23/05 Since 11 May 2018, retainees have been on hunger strike at the 127bis closed centre. Muslims gathered in one wing for the Ramadan.  Two external associations had offered to deliver food during the Ramandan that started on 16 … Continue reading

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Ramadan in closed centres / Hunger strike

127 bis 11/05/2018 30 retainees go on hunger strike at the 127bis closed centre. External associations had proposed to deliver food during the Ramandan period that starts on 16/05/2018. They learnt this morning that it would be forbidden by the … Continue reading

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The hosts, their guests and the decision-makers 10/05/2018.

Since the end of December 2017, the hosts of the citizens’ platform regularly call Gettinthevoiceout and Stopdeportations to warn them of the disparition of one of their guest(s). Most are declared Sudanese, Eritreans or Ethiopians. Since 27/12/2017 and until 09/05/2018, … Continue reading

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127 bis en Caricole: repression and resistance

  Before the Steenrock Festival on 5 May : Repression and Resistance at the Caricole and at the 127 bis closed centres! Retainees are warning us! 29/04 : An Iraqi-Kurdish man retained in the 127 bis closed centre started a … Continue reading

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Workshop: How to put an end to deportations? O4/O5/2018

Workshop: How to put an end to deportations? facilitated by End deportations & Lesbians and gays support the migrants https://enddeportations.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/lgsmigrants/?fref=mentions Friday 4 May, 6.30 – 9 p.m – Maison de la Paix (Rue Van Elewyck 35, Ixelles) Welcome at … Continue reading

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Surprise demonstration at the 127bis closed centre : CALL

After a new suprise demonstration in front of the 127bis closed centre this Sunday 22nd April 2018 with a phone number, we have had a dozen of conacts with retainees at the centre. They describe disastrous situations to us: mistreatments, … Continue reading

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Trial of 15 activists in GB: Stop deportation flight

Last year, 15 people grounded a deportation charter flight for ten hours to prevent it taking off. On MONDAY 19TH March 2018, they are standing trial, charged with a terrorism-related offence that could result in life imprisonment ! Secret deportation … Continue reading

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120 women on hunger strike in Yarls Wood detention centre. 23/02/2018

We stand in solidarity with the 120 women on hunger strike in Yarls Wood detention centre. Ici leur revendications: 1. Shorter bail request periods Legally it should 3-5 days, however it can take anywhere up to 21 days, or even … Continue reading

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Arrests and deportations – Update

Update 10/02/2012 : Arrests are ongoing and lately the favorite targets of the Foreigners Office are minors and women. According to several testimonies by hosts who look for their guests in the centres, the information is not given anymore by … Continue reading

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No contract to retain children

  Bars on a logo : this is what a group of citizens depicts in a video in order to denounce the building of family units in the 127bis. Objective?   Denounce the involvement of the construction company Lareco Bornem … Continue reading

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« Freedom of movement and establishment for ALL» ?????????

24/01/2018 : Lots of raids have taken place in parkings and train stations in the whole country over the last weeks. Some migrants are released with an order to leave the territory, others (among whom a lot of minors) are … Continue reading

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Mangled by the escort during their deportation attempt on him, S. is asking: “who are the criminals?”

10/01/2017: S. has been living in Belgium for ten years. He tried to get regularised since his arrival, in vain, although he worked and respected the laws. He never stole anything, not even to eat. Some of you may have … Continue reading

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Call from a detention centre: “Torture in Sudan you say? What about here?”

22/12/2017 “Does the Schengen Area still exist?” The persons detained in the Merkplas detention centre are very angry. A man was recently brought to the detention centre even if he had a valid residence permit in France. It is definitely … Continue reading

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Audio: ‘The human being was not made to be imprisoned, never’ (FR)

Audio: ‘The human being was not made to be imprisoned, never’ Audio from 127bis 15/12/2017 “listen here (Fr)” Translation: Currently I am in the 127bis closed centre. Before that I was living in Verviers. I lived there for four years. … Continue reading

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6 Decembre 2017 – “Saint Nicolas” Action at closed centre 127 BIS.

Update 5 december (Nl): De mensen opgesloten in her centrum 127bis waren van plan mee te betogen vanuit het centrum. Maar hun dagelijkse wandeling tussen 15 uur en 17 uur werd door de direktie afgelast. Zij zijn solidair en zullen … Continue reading

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HOW TO PREVENT A DEPORTATION

HOW TO PREVENT A DEPORTATION If you have contacts with retainees in a closed centre who risk being deported: Try to know: – if it is the first time they are being brought to the airport – what is the … Continue reading

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ILLEGAL MASSIVE DEPORTATION ATTEMPTS TO SUDAN

ILLEGAL MASSIVE DEPORTATION ATTEMPTS TO SUDAN: Francken persists in his manner CALL TO RALLY THIS THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2017 at 5.30 pm in front of the Office des étrangers: FREE THEM ALL, DEPORT FRANCKEN AND MICHEL! Hour after hour, news … Continue reading

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Solidarityaction to the 127bis closed centre in Steenokkerzeel and CALL

05/10/2017: They were several dozens this Sunday afternoon 1st of October 2017 to walk to the closed centre 127 bis in Steenokkerzeel to show their outrage against these retentions and deportations. They made a hundred people happy. Bangladeshi, Algerians, Rwandese, … Continue reading

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From Semira Adamu till today, 20 years of resistance to deportations

22 september 2017: Two evenements: —  Let’s make the voice of retainees in closed centres audible     TOGETHER, LET’S OCCUPY THE PUBLIC SPACE AND READ TESTIMONIES OF RETAINEES IN CLOSED CENTRES Friday 22nd September 2017 3.30 p.m. Place de … Continue reading

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“We don’t want any Calais in Brussels”

Despite the  militarisation of the European borders and the construction of walls and barbed wire, thousands of migrants still want to reach Europe. Since 2015, the politicians have been speaking of “migrants crisis”, of “asylum crisis”, of the management of … Continue reading

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Robocops in the closed centre 127 bis

Robocops in the closed centre 127 bis Today 25/08/2017 11 am : a Moroccan man detained in 127 bis’ closed center freaked out. He had learned that his brother died in Libya and was to be burried in Morocco. He … Continue reading

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Two RDC women on hunger strike for 10 days

20 August 2017 : It’s been 10 days already that two Congolese women, Clarisse Iseka Mbongo and Fefe Tuluka Mizaku have been on hunger strike at the closed centre in Bruges. Powerless in front of the oppressive system, they are … Continue reading

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“To them we are not human beings, just animals to be crushed”

17/07/2017 Call from Bruges: “Who can we turn to, Miss?” Sleepplace and lifeplace closed centre Brugge 2016 Fifteen days ago, around forty people made a written request to the direction. Two representatives of the group met the direction. Thy asked … Continue reading

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Another deportation prevented: call fol rally against detention centres and deportations on Thursday 13 July at 9am

Rally organised by the Congolese community to support Ms C, who resisted a deportation to Angola, and to support all detained Congolese who risk deportation Thursday 13 July at 9am in front of the Office des étrangers – Chaussée d’Anvers, … Continue reading

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New deportation prevented by passengers – Calls

Mr D was arrested in Liège in February 2017. He wanted to prevent an attempted rape and had called the police. He was undocumented for six years on the Belgian territory, hence the police arrested him and brought him to … Continue reading

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Police brutality, psychological torture, imprisonment, illegal deportation: the story of M N and many other undocumented people

On Tuesday 6th of June 2017, a Senegalese named Medoune Ndiaye, member of la Voix des Sans Papiers (VSP) de Bruxelles (The Voice of the Undocumented – Brussels), was deported on a Brussels Airlines flight to Dakar. He was arrested … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the 6 heroes sued for having prevented a deportation

Solidarity with the 6 heroes sued for having prevented a deportation Let’s go in numbers to the audience and in front of the Tribunal! 31 May 2017 8.30 a.m. Law Courst of Brussels, (Palais de Justice Place Poelaert) On 17th … Continue reading

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The Caricole , the ‘golden’ prison for foreigners, is exploding! Escapes and illtreatments.

28/05/2017 Theo Francken and the Foreigners Office announced the opening of 3 new closed centres where men and women will be ‘administratively’ locked down, with the congratulations of the different parties that manage the residence and migration of foreigners with … Continue reading

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Surprise demonstration in front of the closed centres in Steenokkerzeel

Surprise demonstration in front of the closed centres in Steenokkerzeel this Sunday 30th of April 2017 Information from inside the centres This Sunday, we got a first phone call from the Caricole closed centre: ‘There are demonstrators in front of … Continue reading

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Hunger strike at the Vottem closed centre

26/04/2017 In a wing of the centre, two Pakistani retainees have been on a hunger/thirst strike for 5 days. They refuse to be deported because they are in danger in Pakistan. They started the hunger and thirst strike after learning … Continue reading

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Gathering at the Foreigners Office on 10 April 2017 10/04

NO to  the arrests of the undocument people Theo Francken on the attack: the arrests seem more and more to target undocumented activists. Info: http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/loffice-des-etrangers-belgian-immigration-service-the-border-guard-of-europe/ THE FIGHT GOES ON… SOLIDARITY… WE WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN! Gathering at the Foreigners … Continue reading

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Arrest and deportationattempt: Audio..Update

Update: Update: Released with the refugee status on 10 May 2017. Free violence! ——————————————————————————————————– Arrest and deportation attempt audio (FR) here And in the plane audio (FR) here   Translation: Arrest and deportation attempt: I simply wanted to introduce myself … Continue reading

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Endless deportations and torture of an asylum seeker

22/03/2017: He arrives in Belgium  early December 2016 and asks for asylum, being persecuted in his country, Sierra Leone, as a Christian. He is transferred to the closed Caricole center. The CGRA does not believe his story and the Foriegn … Continue reading

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‘Natural death’ in a confinement cell

Probable scenario Batha was found dead in a confinement cell this Thursday 2nd of March 2017 in the closed centre of Vottem. He had been isolated there 36 hours earlier because he had mutilated his neck with a razor blade. … Continue reading

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Death in a cell.

Press Release/02/02/2017/CRACPE A man from Azerbaijan, retained at the closed centre in Vottem, was found dead this morning. According to the information available, he arrived to Vottem three days ago from another closed centre. Two days ago he had tried … Continue reading

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L’Office des étrangers (Belgian Immigration Service): The border guard of Europe?

27/02/2017: Little Belgium has a Secretary of State for migration, Mr Theo Francken, and an Immigration Service (the Office des Étrangers or OE), which follows his orders. The OE is the key institution with regard to the exclusion and deportation … Continue reading

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RELEASES, ARRESTATIONS, RESISTANCE

13/02/2017 RELEASES: AFTER the criminal retention, mid-January, of Mrs E. who was arrested while in transit at Zaventem airport with a French residence permit in order but with a “non-compliant” passport according to the Foreigners Office: AFTER 3 deportation attempts … Continue reading

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Locked up for over a year for “administrative reasons”, In hunger and thirst strike.

Walid is living in Belgium since 2008. He has a 3-year old daughter. In 2014 he spent a few months in jail for a petty theft, and was released after his sentence. On December 16 2015, the police burst in … Continue reading

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Hungerstrike in Merksplas “It is MerdePlas here, a great mafia”

Friday 16 December 2016, 6 p.m., block 4, Merksplas closed centre: the retainees are not happy. Despite several talks with the management about meals, notably dinner, when they invariably get cheese with two slices of bread at 6 p.m and … Continue reading

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“Rebellion and serious impediment of the air traffic”

From Ventimiglia to Calais, from Ceuta to Melilla, from Lesbos to Athens, at all borders and beyond, the criminalisation of those who hinder the good functioning of European migration policies is in full swing. As an example among many others, … Continue reading

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Hunger strike in the closed centres O9/11/2016

Vottem closed centre Sixty per cent of the retainees of the closed centre in Vottem have started a hunger strike two days ago. They are protesting against: -Medical care: some have important appointments in hospitals, which are not respected. “They … Continue reading

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The diary of an immigrant going to be deported soon

Daté HOUEDAKOR- The diary of an immigrant going to be deported soon: violence and babarism by the law enforcement staff! Interview by Yves K. LODONOU (24/10/20016 de21h50 à 22h25) +32474 37 83 76 ; yakolod@gmail.com The only crime is to … Continue reading

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Hunger strike in the closed centres 18/10/2016

Several persons are doing a hunger strike in the closed centres. Among them: -A young Afghan, retained at the 127 bis centre for almost 11 months (he was arrested on the 1st of December 2015). He has been on hunger … Continue reading

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Closed Centre: I need moral support. They want to break my spirit. 11/10/2016

There are hundreds locked away in closed centres because they allegedly “don’t have the right papers”. Many are desperate. Some go on hunger strike, others try to kill themselves or to escape. They feel abandoned and lonely in this fight … Continue reading

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Attempt to escape, Manifestation: The only response: Repression and censuur 01/10/2016

Attempt to escape 127bis: 27/09 : during the walk time, a man jumped over the 3 fences of the centre: this was followed by a police deployment and a manhunt. They found him and transferred him to a secured wing … Continue reading

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Testimony by Sow, arrested and retained in a closed centre

22/09/2016 Testimony on ZIN TV http://zintv.org/Sow-temoigne-depuis-le-centre We could reach Mamadou Sow by phone. He has been retained since Monday 19th of September in Bruges with 12 other undocumented during a raid by the police in a building in Molenbeek occupied … Continue reading

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Will there be a collective expulsion to Guinea on 28th September 2016? Confirmation of the flight, update

Update 29 September: In the end it was a FRONTEX flight that deported around 30 Guineans and Congolese from Brussels! They landed in Conakry in the evening of the 28th of September, where the Belgian ambassador and the Guinean Interior … Continue reading

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Quiet on the set, we torture!

« Here it is not about closed centre for illegals anymore. It is about illegal prisons, torture and detentions.” 14/09/2016 For more than a year, Theo Francken has been declaring through the press that he is deporting ‘undocumented criminals’. In … Continue reading

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France: A POLICY OF SAVAGES

8th September 2016 Horror scene of deportations Wednesday 7th September – flight AF386 Paris-Bamako It is 1.30 p.m. when the police of the administration retention centre of Vincennes come to pick up Sekouba MAREGA to drive him to the airport … Continue reading

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Closed centre : « If you’re not insane when you get there, so you become”. And attempted escape in de caricole

30 /O8/2016 For several weeks the tension has been very high in the centre. Several retainees have gone on hunger strike, rebellions have started etc. Retainees have very few means to resist, each movement being sanctioned. The staff (guards, management, … Continue reading

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Testimony: Six passengers stop a deportation

  On 17th of August at 6.40 a.m. from Berlin Tegel I embarked on a flight to Douala via Brussels where I landed at 9.15 a.m. to embark on another flight at 11.00 a.m. foreseen at 10.40 a.m. On that … Continue reading

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Tensions increase in the 127bis closed centre

On May 19th 2016, an ambulance escorted by three police cars took away a Pakistani who had been on a hunger strike for 37 days. The retainees were shouting at the police, after which several of them ended up placed … Continue reading

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The others prisons: visit closed centre 127 bis

07/05/2016 Once again, the visit is harsh and discouraging. The retention conditions of the foreigners who are being watched, behind closed doors, are unacceptable and appalling for anyone with a sound mind. Request to enter with RTBF TV refused. Verification … Continue reading

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Wildcat strikes in the closed centres dAY 6 28/04/2016

in t the 127bis centre in Steenokkerzeel, it has been 6 days that hunger strike movements started to protest against the long and illegal retentions. Some have been retained for more than 8 months waiting for a decision of the … Continue reading

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Hunger strike at the 127 bis, day 2

Groeps foto from closed centre They came to Europe 5, 10, 15 or 20 years ago. They built their lives here, some with documents, others clandestinely. Some have children who were born here. They all worked legally or illegally. Some … Continue reading

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Hunger strike at the 127bis closed centre in Steenokkerzeel

80 retainees decided today (22nd of April 2016) to start a hunger strike to protest against the retention of women, of parents of Belgian children, of old couples (a couple more than 70 years old), for sometimes more than 7 … Continue reading

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About struggles in the centres

15/04/2016 He had been living here for 10 years. He climbed on a crane in 2009. He then jumped into the canal out of despair. He was brought to the hospital several times for depression. He was arrested and taken … Continue reading

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Actions against closed centres in Belgium

Vottem : Demonstration Saturday 16th of April 2016 2 p.m. “At the time when the European Union closes its borders and overrides the right to asymum and freedom of movement, At the time when the Belgian government hunts down the … Continue reading

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Videos actions from the closed centre 2009-2016

Lesquin (Lille) 24/06/2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdC32_eCbcw Direct action – blockade two detention centers Novembre 2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZMIEvFyqQ8 127bis Steenokkerzeel september 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj7qoi_7a2k Caricole Steenokkerzeel juni 2010 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS7JpYpZisI Merksplas Februari 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDMAKvVfaIs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGEWjkr6R2g Merksplas 28/01/2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJS3yIRfdgw Steenokkerzeel februari 2011 : Videoreport and pix of solidarity … Continue reading

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“If there were 1000 places available in the closed centres….”

Words by Freddy Roosemont, director of the Foreigners Office, to the members of the undocumented coordination during an interview. « If there were 1000 places available in the closed centres, we would do our best to occupy them and for … Continue reading

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London against the detention center

Vidéo: London2Calais 12 maart om 16:33 Protesters bang on walls of Yarl’s Wood detention center demanding the immigration prison be shut down as detainees wave from windows and address the gathering via phone. ‪#‎ShutDownYarlsWood‬ ‪#‎refugeeswelcome‬

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The lawyers of our democratIsche Belgium: “the belgounours” 30/11/2015

 On November 24, 2015, the site avocats.be published a text entitled “Message of lawyers to asylum seekers: Welcome to the asylum seekers in Belgium. You should not discourage you.” Written by Patrick Henry and Jean-Marc Picard, president and administrator of … Continue reading

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Rebellion and mutiny – Deportation and rubber batons – ACAB!

01/10/2015 Hassan who had been retained in the closed centre for two months and a half was deported by the State this morning. During his imprisonment, Hassan never let himself be pushed around. First, he tried to escape from the … Continue reading

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Ten liberation in the closed centre 127bis

Update 26 septembre 2015 Following the repression of the “trouble makers” of last week,the calm in the 127bis detention centre is supposed to be back and this for good reasons: some detainees have been transferred toother centres and put in … Continue reading

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The Office of Shame never so aptly beared its name.

22/09/2015 How not to be ashamed to be Belgian when seeing the practices by our government and its administration? In front of this refugees crisis, no humankind, no justice; only a policy that is as hypocritical as abject. Its main … Continue reading

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Update 127bis 21/09/2015

We were very few in front of the 127bis closed centre to encourage the detainees among whom 30 are on hunger strike. Quite sad, all the more since the detainees had organised themselves and were expecting us. In the backyard … Continue reading

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Escapes from the Vottem detention center. 02 May 2015.

Four prisonners held in the shameful Vottem detention center reclaimed their freedom by escaping. During the night of the 1st to the 2nd of May, they left their cell through the window, climbed the fences and disappeared into nature. “Everything … Continue reading

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Hunger strikes in the closed centres. Update

UPDATE: 7 April 2015 A lot of calls from the closed centres. Many people are placed in solitary confinement, sometimes for several days. Others are transferred from one centre to the other. Intimidation and threats are ongoing. The solution for … Continue reading

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We will never say it enough: Migration policies are killing, be it at the border or after

02/04/2015 The Belgian State want to chase the criminals? They’d better start with themselves (and leave the rest of the world in peace)! SUICIDE AT THE CLOSED CENTRE IN MERKSPLAS A Moroccan man who had been detained in the closed … Continue reading

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Loads of calls from Steenokkerzeel, Bruges, Vottem 30/03/2015

Loads of calls from Steenokkerzeel, Bruges, Vottem Loads of different stories, sometimes shocking. A lot of hatred, a lot of tears, and tiny or huge rebellions nipped in the bud. A lot of intimidation and repression: don’t know anything about … Continue reading

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Yearly demonstration at the Vottem closed centre: Fury from a few frustrated people

After a long energetic march that gathered hundreds of people on 22/03/2015, and after moving speeches and testimonies, we headed to the grid of the centre where messages of solidarity with the prisoners can be transmitted and where some usually … Continue reading

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URGENT APPEAL 20/03/2015 United Kingdom

International solidarity with the detainees on hunger strike in the United Kingdom’s detention centres  Currently, hundreds of persons are on hunger strike in more than half of the UK’s detention centres. It is the biggest insurrection against the racist detention … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd of March 2015, march to the closed centre for foreigners in Vottem.

 Gathering in Liège, Espace Tivoli  (Place Saint-Lambert) from 2 p.m.  The measures announced by the Secretary of State for Asylum and Immigration Théo Franken, and the current government are once again stigmatising foreigners. The discourse is very clear: asylum and … Continue reading

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Mass protest inside migration detention centre GB

Mass protest inside Harmondsworth immigration detention centre 8 March 2015, 7.25pm e: detaineesriseup@riseup.net More than 200 people detained in Harmondsworth immigration detention centre are mobilising a hunger strike from 8.00am tomorrow, following a noise demonstration inside the centre today. They … Continue reading

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Mother and two “legal” children deported, 11/12/2014.

She had chosen in September 2014 to settle in Belgium for a while with her two daughters of 4 and 9 years old. The three of them had a Schengen visa that was valid for two years. They were living … Continue reading

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Torture and terror in the closed centres

Cross-checking many testimonies, we are more and more worried about the treatments prisoners are submitted to in Belgian closed centres and about the violence displayed during deportation attempts. ‘Tortures’, ‘terror’ say the prisoners When we have them on the phone, … Continue reading

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Semira Adamu, killed on 22 septembre 1998

To remember… Collectif contre les expulsions http://ccle.collectifs.net/-Semira-Adamu-

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Calais: Saturday 12 July 2014: Anti-raid demonstration in solidarity with the migrants

Never again ?! Saturday 12 July  Anti-raid demonstration in solidarity with the migrants Let’s meet at 2 p.m. at Place d’Armes in Calais We thought that we had witnessed the worst in 2009 with the destruction of the Afghan jungle; the … Continue reading

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The business of the detention centers and deportations

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24 juin 2014: meeting closed centre Europa

(English below) Dans le cadre de la semaine d’actions qui suivra l’arrivée à Bruxelles de la Caravane des sans-papiers et des réfugiés (Caravane SP 2014), une rencontre aura lieu le 24 juin 18 h pour partager des expériences et des … Continue reading

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The deportation and detention business ENGL

https://reportdetentionsector.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/report_detention_sector.pdf

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Vottem: solidarity with the Hongerstrikes 07/12/2013 (FR)

Hier matin, un jeune homme originaire de la Côte d’Ivoire a été retrouvé mort dans sa chambre au centre fermé pour étrangers de Bruges. L’enquête sur les circonstances du décès est en cours. La nouvelle s’est répandue, et dans plusieurs centres … Continue reading

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Brussels’ Afghan community stands up against deportations

 After the threat of group deportation flights to Kabul, 200 to 300 Afghans have launched one week of awareness-raising in the Church of Le Béguinage in Brussels on the 15th July 2013. They want to stand up against these deportations … Continue reading

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Hunger strike at the detention centre 127bis in Steenokkerzeel

Eighteen Guineans have been on hunger strike for two days at the dentention centre 127bis. They have been joined by an unknown number of other prisonners as a mark of solidarity. For several months, tens of Guineans have been arrested … Continue reading

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Call for solidarity with detained Guineans. Call to stop all deportations!2013

  While around 60 people are busy walking through Belgium in order to show their determination in fighting against fascit and racist policies, others are confronted head-on with repression. Around thirty Guineans are gathered in six prisons for foreigners in … Continue reading

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Évasion du centre de rétention de Palaiseau – FR

Nous publions ci-dessous deux textes diffusés par un collectif de soutien crée suite à l’évasion de quatre personnes du centre de rétention administrative de Palaiseau (région parisienne) en décembre 2012. Ils racontent le procès d’Ibrahim, accusé de violences dans le … Continue reading

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Solidarity with the prisonners: Vottem 17 march 2013

The annual march organised by CRACPE in front of the closed centre of Vottem in Liège will take place on March 17th. The testimonies of the centre’s detainees confirm the horror of imprisonments in general and more specifically here of … Continue reading

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7 évasions !!!! (FR)

Nous apprenons que 7 prisonniers se sont évadés du centre fermé de Merksplas la nuit du 2 au 3 février. Ils étaient déjà bien loin quand le personnel du centre s’est rendu compte de ces évasions et que les recherches … Continue reading

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Communication from the detainees of vottem closed centre

We the detainees of Vottem Closed Center wish to denounce the inhumanity of our arrests, detentions and deportations. We were all arrested at our home or our work place. We have all been living in Belgium for several years. Some … Continue reading

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Soldarity gathering for Kumar this Monday, December 17 th 10:30 a.m (1000 Brussel)

20/12/2012 Kumar was not released by the indictment chamber. For the Court, K should be kept imprisoned while waiting for his deportation. In spite of the non-existence of a passport or other documents proving his identity, Europe has made him … Continue reading

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Vidéo: Frontex blokkade in Belgium 06/05/2011

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NO TO EXPULSIONS, NO TO COLLECTIVE DEPORTATIONS, 05/12

07/12: 8 people were transferred from other Belgian centres to the 127bis the days before. The other 16 were bring the morning of the deportation from other countrys. It was a FRONTEX flight.?? 06/12: Latest news: 24 persons were foreseen … Continue reading

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Vidéo: from day action before closed centre in Brugge

Vidéo : from day action before closed centre in Brugge http://youtu.be/rM0A3vxd3b8

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AND IN FRANCE

9 detainers escape from CRA Mesnil-Amelot 9 évasions du Mesnil-Amelot – 21 juin 2012 Aux dernières nouvelles, malgré l’hypersophistication des systèmes de sécurité, des portails magnétiques, de toutes les caméras de surveillance et du zèle (supposé) des gardien-ne-s du CRA, … Continue reading

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Before the closed center of Vottem 18 march (FR)

Vottem, camp de la honte, 13 ans déjà…, JE NE L’ACCEPTE TOUJOURS PAS !     DIMANCHE 18 MARS 2012 RASSEMBLEMENT A LIEGE, PARC DE LA CITADELLE, RUE DES GLACIS,  A 14 H ET MARCHE VERS LE CENTRE FERMÉ POUR ETRANGERS … Continue reading

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La LDH n’a plus le droit de manifester… – 11/03/12 (FR)

Le 11/03/11, la Ligue des Droits de l’Homme avait demandé l’autorisation pour une manifestation devant le nouveau centre fermé Caricole…  L’autorisation lui a été refusé pour cause de… travaux sur la route ! C’est donc la deuxième fois que des … Continue reading

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Non aux expulsions Frontex ! – 28/04/11 (FR)

http://www.noborderbxl.eu.org/spip.php?article430 vidéo Ce jeudi 28 avril 2011, 60 personnes d’origine congolaise venant de plusieurs pays européens seront expulsées au départ de Bruxelles par un vol « sécurisé». Cela fait sept ans que la Belgique n’avait pas affrété un si gros … Continue reading

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03/04/2011 : Good news : Vottem invaded!!

Annual demo at Vottem [Liege] against closed detention centres 03/04/11: several hundred demonstrators marched from place Léonard to the centre. Arrived at the centre, 50 of the demonstrators climbed on the fences and entered the centre. Very quickly the Samba, … Continue reading

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Fire and escape closed center 127bis – 20/02/11 (ENGL/FR)

The power of solidarity in front of the detention centre 127Bis in Brussels today at 16h30 there was a solidarity action from voices without borders in front of the detention centre 127 Bis in Brussels. The action was planned because … Continue reading

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40 activits blocading the two entrances of the detention center in Merskplas (FR)

photo   film et film de présentation par l’Office des étrangers! Les activistes protestent contre la politique d’asile du gouvernement belge. Aujourd’hui, le 28 janvier, une trentaine d’activistes protestent contre le fait que le gouvernement belge enferme des personnes sans papiers … Continue reading

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Transnational mass occupation of new detention site 25/06/2010

– Spectacular international action against planned detention centre in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium – Since 5am this morning, around 60 activists from various European countries have been blockading the site of a new planned detention centre in Steenokkerzeel, near Brussels. The activists … Continue reading

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