Monitoring in Chios Needed! Please Come There And Support!
This is an urgent call to come to Chios and monitor the situation there.
Information on the situation in Chios during the last days is available here:
The activists who have been present in Chios will leave on Tuesday 29th March. Their work has been essential and must be maintained, since there is still little to no press and the police act badly towards refugees, who are detained and get zero information from the officials and cannot apply for asylum.
Your task will not be to provide food or goods, but to stay around the camp, talk to people, exchange information, and to forward your information to the public by collecting information from those who are detained and then be in touch with activists and press.
If there will be no activists, there will be no one to monitor this situation! People will be left alone with the Greek police who keep them inprisoned and a few volunteers who cook but do not document the situation critically.
If you have any contact to Greek lawyers, that would be awesome.
If you are interested, those who are currently there can tell you were they stayed and what they think is the best behavior towards the police, who have tried to criminalize their work in the past days.
You can stay at the Solicafe for free, but there’s also cheap accomondation available. It would be useful to rent a car.
To keep people behind bars like this is unlawful. The isolation of these camps does not only aim to deport them back to Turkey, but also to break solidarity. That makes it even more important to be there now.
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