Category: Migrants in transit

‘Voluntary returns’ and ‘Deportations’: testimonies

28/01/2020 It is more and more frequent that social assistants, spokespersons of the Foreigners Office in closed centres (the Office call them ‘return assistants’) advise to opt for a ‘voluntary return’, sometimes under the threat of a ‘forced return with … Continuer la lecture

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Borders kill 21/12/2019

List of the known exiles who passed through Belgium and were killed by borders since July 2017   TRIBUTE TO: 2017 : -Omar, 18, Sudanese, died under a bus in Brussels on 23 July 2017 -Dejen, 16, Ethiopian, died in … Continuer la lecture

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Let’s gather in front of the 127bis Closed centre this Sunday 22 décembre 2019 at 3.30 p.m

19/12/2019 Hostels are calling for a gathering at closed center 127 bis, against the imprisonment and repeated attempts to expel their “friends” and in solidarity with all the prisoners. Any initiative of refusal in front of the closed centres is … Continuer la lecture

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Criminal deportations ongoing 15 November 2019

Criminal deportations ongoing 15 November 2019 As far as we know, several exiles are being threatened with new deportation attempts with an escort. Besides the two exiles whom we know have been the subject of violence and were mentioned in … Continuer la lecture

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Killed by borders: 39+1 more : 24/10/2018

List of the known exiles who passed through Belgium and were killed by borders since July 2017   TRIBUTE TO: 2017 : -Omar, 18, Sudanese, died under a bus in Brussels on 23 July 2017 -Dejen, 16, Ethiopian, died in … Continuer la lecture

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Let’s continue to broadcast and sign the petition addressed to the embassy. Something is going on!

Let’s continue to broadcast and sign the petition addressed to the embassy. Something is going on! Pétition here They had reserved seats for an Ethiopian and his escort on the flight Ethiopian Airlines 19:25 this Monday 14/10/2019 for a deportation … Continuer la lecture

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What to do in case of imprisonment: Update 1 October 2019

For several weeks, the referents of the Citizens’ Platform and Gettingthevoiceout have received far less notifications of imprisonment. However, we still hear about regular raids in ports, cities and train stations. The situation in the centres: Very few retainees still … Continuer la lecture

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>Deportation: “you’re an animal, you’re a monkey ! Why do you make like this you monkey!”

  20/09/2018 Mr. T is in the closed center of Vottem for 7 months. He made several asylum requests that were rejected. He continues to shout that he does not want neither can return to Ethiopia. Here a first audio: … Continuer la lecture

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Alert! Razzia’s on 09/09/2019 in West Flanders

ATTENTION, CAREFUL!!!! Major raffle operation this 09/09/2019 in West Vlaanderen! From a trustworthy source we learn that a raffle operation with drone, dogs, cavalry, and all the holy tremor, is being organized for this coming 09/09/2019 in the province West … Continuer la lecture

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Helping about arrestations 07/09/2019 FR, NL, ENGL, OROMO

07/09/2019 Engl, nl, oromo below AU SECOURS -Beaucoup d’arrestations ces jours lors de rafles -Gros arrivage au centre fermé 127 bis -Des assistants sociaux qui mettent la pression pour que les nouveaux arrivés ne préviennent pas et ne prennent pas … Continuer la lecture

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Repeated deportations ! 19/08/2019

Repeated deportations ! S arrives in Italy and is sent to Switzerland as part of the European resettlement plan. His asylum application in Switzerland has been rejected. He continues his way to Belgium. On his way to inquire about a … Continuer la lecture

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Solidarity in the closed centre 05/08/2019

To all of you who assist migrants or undocumented people: Remind them that the risks of confinement exist, that the closed center is a step in a process towards deportation. http://www.gettingthevoiceout.org/detention-centres/what-are-closed-centres/ There are procedures that allow for release but they … Continuer la lecture

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Audio : Three asylum requests refused: If Belgium send me back to Ethiopie, my live is finished

03/08/2019: Many migrants from Ethiopia and Erithrea, trapped in our detention centers, are threatened with deportation to Ethiopia; T is one of them T has been in a detention center since February 2019. He made 3 asylum requests from the … Continuer la lecture

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Death at the border of an exile based in Belgium- 8 July 2019

Death at the border of an exile based in Belgium- 8 July 2019 They were eight people, 4 women and 4 men, of Erythrean origin, in a truck driving through Bruges to go to Rotterdam this Saturday 6 July 2019. … Continuer la lecture

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CHILDREN ARE NOT TO BE LOCKED THAT’S ALL. REALLY??

03/07/2019 CHILDREN ARE NOT TO BE LOCKED THAT’S ALL. REALLY??? For several weeks, young people, sometimes very young, are being arrested on their migratory road in Belgium and retained in closed centres. ‘He has no hair on his chin, Madam’, … Continuer la lecture

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In exile: An overview and news 28/05/2019

In exile: An overview and news 28/05/2019 It has been one year since we have been collecting the phone calls from hosts about the arrest and imprisonment of their/our guests in closed centres. An annual overview: (partial) numbers based on … Continuer la lecture

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Information for the hosts/friends/families in case a migrant friend is missing.Update

———————————————————————————————————————————– 27/06/2018: Information for the hosts/friends/families in case a migrant friend is missing. Many foreigners in irregular situation are controlled/arrested on public transport, on parking lots, at train stations or at their homes. They are brought to a police station … Continuer la lecture

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