Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stop the voucher system now!

A call to the local governments of Lutherstadt-Wittenberg & Dessau-Rosslau

Why "Gutschein" to some innocent, non criminal, poor refugees who are fighting only for their lives in other for them to be not dead in their different countries, to which the German government benefits some economical accords and interest?

Gutschein is an inhuman treatment applied by some certain local government in Germany by some certain social office in collaboration with the foreign office.

The world at large creates a system, in which every individual on planet earth must have an access to what was defined as medium of exchange, which is money. Both poor man and rich man needs this medium of exchange in other to contribute to the mechanism of the functioning of the world
economical system.

The civil servants working at some certain local social offices of every local government knew about this world international principles. Despite that, they contrarily and intentionally develop a systematical system of diverting innocent human being not to have access to this world unified accord called money.

This refugees, to which they attributed to be given Gutschein were innocent human beings, despite the fact that the German law makers defined it precisely in a compromisery way, on how the law should be applied, in their so called "Asylbewerbungliestungsgesetz".

However, some unsympathetic civil servants of some certain local government, under the department of refugees social affairs, prefers to interpret the law in a negative, racial, hatred way together by using their own self interest, to discriminate and make the matter worst
for the refugees.

why is it that some sympathetic local government instead of handling the so called "Gutschein" prefers to abolish the use of it because they are aware of its inhuman nature that it contains. While other wicked, non-sympathetic local government continues to apply it in an inhuman form.

While they knew how their social, economical, and integral system of living where been sophisticatedly coordinated to indirectly torturing innocent human beings.These refugees were been attributed to stay in an isolated area,they were been interdicted not to work to earn their living,and no train, bus, taxi need any other thing less than money for
his work.

They knew that some shopping centres, where these refugees could buy their necessary needs, do not need any other things less than direct physical cash. Equally, these shopping centres could find themselves 10 kilometres away from their attributed places.

The introduction of this ideology leads to criminalized, traumatized even cause sicknesses and death to innocent refugees in Germany because they have been forcefully directed what to eat. Therefore, our organisations The VOICE Refugee Forum and the CARAVAN for the rights of
refugees and migrants were calling the local government of Lutherstadt wittenberg, Dessau-Rosslau and others to abolish all these inhuman practices now!

Close the isolated heims and stop Gutschein now! They need international solidarity now!

Salomon Wantchoucou

Möhlau, Lutherstadt Wittenberg

06.02.09, The Protest of The VOICE Refugee Forum, By Salomon W. from the Refugee Heim in Möhlau (Sachsen-Anhalt)

beginning of 2009, Pictures from the Lager in Möhlau

9th of November 2008, Saxony-Anhalt: Salomom Wantchoucou's deportation threat http://thevoiceforum.org/node/972

Diabetes can be deadly - protest against attempted deportation of Aboubacar Wan

The VOICE Call - Fax Campaign and support
Aboubacar Wan

Foto by Thomas Kriska, 07. January 2009 in Dessau

Diabetes can be deadly - protest against the attempted deportation of Abubacar Wan, a refugee from Sierra Leone who lives in Eisenach,Thüringia.

Berlin 25.02.2009

My name is Abubacar Wan from Sierra Leone. I am greeting everybody; I fled from the disastrous civil war in Sierra Leone. I came to Germany in 1998. I applied for asylum at the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (office for migrant and immigration) in Jena Forst. My application was rejected.
After the refusal of my asylum I became ill. I am suffering from diabetes and I have to be injected 4 times a day with Insulin. I have been living in Eisenach since 2003, before that and in between 1998 until 2003 I was forced to live in many different places in Weimar, Freienbessingen, Luisenthal/Ohrdruf, Meiningen and Zella-mehlis in Thuringia.

My Lawyer advised me to bring my case again to the Bundesamt, the Allien office.The office in Eisenach told me to go to home in Sierra Leone. They are going to supply me there two years long with Insulin, they said. I was supposed to be deported on the 16th of January 2009. I made a strong appeal against the Bundesamt and they have given me an appointment on the 05th of march 2009 at 10:00 am at the Verwaltungsgericht (higher court) in Gera. Because of the intervention, my deportation was postponed to April. The foreign office has arranged a new date for my deportation.

I am making a call to The VOICE Refugee Forum, The CARAVAN for the rights of refugees and migrants in Germany, and all other human right organizations to support.

Call from The VOICE Refugee Forum

A Refugee from Sierra Leone, who lives since ten years in Germany, is threatened with deportation to the war-torn Sierra Leone ignoring his instable health condition. Mr. Aboubacar Wan is suffering from diabetes and needs medical treatment.
The case of Abubacar Wan from Sierra Leone had shown again the scrupulousness of the German government to deport the people out of the country by all means. Not only the deportation is legitimated with racist terminologies, even more wrong statements and arguments are used to overcome the legal obstacles. To overcome the ruling laws the German officials offer an insulin supply to Sierra Leone for two years.
Aboubacar Wan will be supported by the CARAVAN for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants, The VOICE Forum and the platform of migrants and refugees Berlin.
Please support us and come in numbers to Aboubacar Wan’s court procedure in Gera.

Thursday, march 5, 2009 from 10am
at the Verwaltungsgericht (adminitrative court) in Gera
Hainstr.21, 07545 Gera
Sitzungssaal 102,
File no. AZ:4K2005/07Ge and Az417/08Ge9

Please send Faxs to the high-court in Gera to fight against the deportation threat.

Tel: 0365/83390, Fax: 0365/833100


Herr Bernhard Kaul, Ausländerbehörde in Eisenach, 99817 Eisenach
Tel.: 03691 670350, Fax: 03691 670932
E-Mail: auslaenderbehoerde@eisenach.de
Postfach 1462, 99804, Markt 2, Eisenach

You can also contact Aboubacar Wan in Eisenach at Tel: 017626207566.

Diabete can be deadly - protest against the attempted deportation from Aboubacar Wan

Aboubacar Wan lives since 2000 with a “Duldung” (temporary deportation paper). His asylum application was rejected by the higher court in Gera on 03.05.2001. On 06.07.2006 Mr. Wan applied to the Bundesaußenstelle in Jena (office responsible for refugees in Jena). He applied for a review of his previous application for protection from deportation. (§ 60 Abs. 2-7), which was also refused on 23.08.2007.

Before 1998, at the age of 16, he fled to Germany as a refugee. Aboubacar had lost both of his parents. His mother and father were killed in cold blood in Sierra Leone during the civil war. His only sister was not found by the Red Cross in Sierra Leone. From 2005 to 2008, he was brought before the deportation hearings in Halberstadt, Bonn, and Karlsruhe where he was threatened because he did not have his travel documents from Sierra Leone.

Since November 2005, Aboubacar Wan has suffered from Diabetes mellitus Type IIb. The illness requires an insulin injection four times a day and regular treatment from a doctor. The doctor’s prescription from 19.07.2006 it was confirmed that this sickness would be a life-long threat. On 16.12.2008, he received a deportation notice from the state of Eisenach that he was supposed to expect his deportation within one month.

Regardless of his illness the free-state of Thuringia tries to deportat Aboubacar Wan, even though his life is threatened by the illness. The main argument of the social office from Eisenach is that Mr. Wan can receive medical insurance in the Sierra Leone and they assure that he will receive this for two years. After these two years of medical treatment, he will have to pay for the treatment himself.

On 08.02.2009, a doctor’s prescription was again given which tried to draw the attention to the worker who is on his file. The worker said that a deportation can be a life-threatening for Wan. Even more arrogant and cynical in this case is the racist declaration that Mr. Wan’s health situation occurred because of bad nutrition in his home country. This is a totally absurd statement that is daily stated by the case-workers and repeated over and over.

It was stated by the foreigners office that Mr. Wan is responsible for his present poor-health situation. That the improvement was „only answerable to the applicant depending on his discipline“, and that an improvement of his health was hindered by himself. That Mr. Wan „didn’t work hard enough to improve his problem“. The assumption is that Mr. Wan’s reasons were not confirmed by a medical doctor. Mr. Wan is supposed to improve his health situation by himself. If Mr. Wan does not receive real medical advice from a doctor, he will not only miss the real treatment, but it could also create dangerous health effects.

The fact is that doctors have confirmed that deportation could be deadly to Mr. Wan. On this point every discussion must be to stop the dangerous deportation.

Mr. Wan has lived more than eight years in Germany and has found this country not helpful to him. Because of his permit, he has very limited residential movement (uneingeschränktes Bleiberecht). Nonetheless, the state tries to deport a person with deadly health problems.

Yufanyi Mbolo – The VOICE Refugee Forum Berlin

The VOICE Forum Berlin
Bethanien-Südflügel –
Mariannenpaltz 2 – 10997 Berlin
Kto.Nr.: 127 829,
BLZ: 260 500 01,
Sparkasse Göttingen.

Proposed Fax Campaign Text to stop the deportation

To Verwaltungsgericht Gera stop the deportation
Tel.: 0365/83390, Fax. 0365/8339100 .

And to
Herr Bernhard Kaul, Ausländerbehörde in Eisenach
99817 Eisenach
Tel.: 03691 670350, Fax: 03691 670932
E-Mail: auslaenderbehoerde@eisenach.de
Postfach 1462, 99804, Markt 2, Eisenach

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing to you because I am worried about the refugee Aboubacar Wan from Sierra Leone (SL). Mr. Wan escaped SL in 1998 as an underage person of 16 years to Germany. He lost both parents in the civil war in addition to his sister who had disappeared.

Since 2005 Mr. Wan is suffering from heavy and serious diabetes. Four times a day he needs
an injection of insulin and he must regularly be controlled by a doctor. Since December 2008 the foreigner’s authorities of the City of Eisenach have been trying to deport him after 8 years (Duldung) of tolerance.

It seems not to matter in this case that he has no more relatives in Sierra Leone, that he was still a very young person when he came to Germany, that he spent all his early adult years here and that he has obviously no more roots in his former home country.

Beyond that, the authorities thoughtlessly ignore his heavy illness and are justifying the deportation attempt with the guarantee of paying the costs for his insulin for two years. How Mr. Wan should finance his medication after this time is of no interest to the authorities. A doctor’s attestation about the possibly deadly consequences of the deportation has so far been ignored. Instead, the officer at the foreigner’s office who arrogates medical knowledge to himself told Mr. Wan that the future of his illness was mainly his own responsibility. The peak of cynicism was the claim that with the common feeding in his home country would improve the health situation of the patient as it contained fewer calories than the food in Thuringia.

I am indignant about this case of the absolute will to deport Mr Wan. On the one hand to legitimate and push the deportation through, higher costs are accepted than the cost of granting him the right to stay on humanitarian basis including a working permission. Ignoring statements of medical experts which specify the enormous life-risks involved in this deportation and declaring Mr Wan as duly responsible for his health only shows that the foreigner’s office are only interested in the deportation of Mr Wan and not in his welfare and safety.

With this letter I am asking you to immediately reconsider your decision unconditionally. And for the sake of humanity, grant Mr Wan the right to stay (and in this case the right to life) for human dignity, physical integrity and a guaranteed functional medical supply.

In worries about the life of Mr. Wan I remain sincerely,

What the Iraqi shoe-thrower can tell us

Statue Honoring Bush Shoe Thrower Unveiled in Iraq

A statue built for Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who hurled his shoes at former U.S. president George Bush, is seen in Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) Baghdad, January 27, 2009. An Iraqi town has unveiled a giant monument of a shoe in honour of the journalist who threw his footwear at former U.S. President George W. Bush. The letters on the sign reads “Muntazer is fasting until the sword breaks his fast with blood, silent until our mouths speak the truth”. Picture taken January 27, 2009.

16 March 2009. A World to Win News Service. Muntadar al-Zaidi, the young Iraqi journalist who threw his shoe at President George Bush late last year, has been sentenced to three years in prison. "I am innocent. It was a natural reaction to the crimes of the occupation," he told the court 12 March. "Long live Iraq, " he is said to have shouted when his sentence was read.

When the Iraqi government asked the U.S. for Zaidi's shoes to use as evidence against him, it turned out that American technicians had blown them up during testing for explosives. But what made Washington consider his shoes a possible weapon of mass destruction was the way they expressed the sentiments of so many Iraqis. In January, a bronze-coloured fibreglass giant shoe statue in his honour was put up on the grounds of an orphanage near the town of Tikrit. When he threw his footwear at Bush, he had shouted, "This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq." The artist explained that Zaidi's act was "a source of honour for all Iraqis." The authorities had the statue taken down and destroyed immediately.

Zaidi is incontestably the most popular figure in Iraq and perhaps the entire Middle East. While not exaggerating his deed or confusing a great piece of performance art with the tasks of a political party, it's worth examining why his act has had such resonance. He is an ordinary Iraqi – as symbolized by his solid, locally-made brown leather shoes bought in the market – but exactly the kind of person missing from Iraq's political scene today. He stood up for the country’s national honour at a time when the U.S.-backed Nuri al-Maliki government is continuing to kiss the occupier's boots. His act was not just about the past, about how history should remember Bush (although he may have set his own seal on that), but about the U.S. domination of Iraq that Bush’s successor as president wants to continue. Further, although he comes from a Shia family persecuted under the Saddam regime, Zaidi is neither a religious fundamentalist of the kind that had made up the current regime’s central social base, nor a Baathist, the reactionary former lieutenants of Saddam Hussein now being welcomed into the Maliki government. Nor is he a representative of the narrow nationalist Kurdish parties fighting for the U.S.'s favour. All this is also a big factor in why he won the support of people all over the world.

In short, his act and the response brought a glimpse of the potential for a different kind of political movement than any now existing in Iraq, one that could unite the people against their enemies and with their friends everywhere. While nationalism isn't enough, this is worth thinking about in terms of what it shows about revolutionary potential. Certainly this case seems to disprove the idea that the only kinds of politics possible in the Middle East are the kinds so many people are sick of.