Earlier this year, while on holiday in Greece, I was detained at the Italian border, arrested, thrown into the Greek detention and migration system for two months, and informed I was banned from the Schengen Zone for the next ten years. Though I still haven’t been provided with any documentation about the ban, it appears likely that I am being targeted as a result of my reporting and media advocacy from North and East Syria (NES), the democratic, women-led, autonomous region built around Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), which the Turkish government is hell-bent on destroying. Chillingly, it seems the autocratic Turkish government now has the power to impose a unilateral ban from Europe on a British citizen, professional journalist and media activist like myself.
A Voice from Lesvos
The following reports are written by a person who used to live in Moria Camp until he found a place … More
In memoriam Karamoko Namory. Murdered by the racist policies of the European Union, 5th July 2020.
By M.E. He could have died at any other moment during the journey. He could have died trying to cross … More
Video: Incarcerating Refugees – The EU’s fight against human smuggling
Not only European sea rescue organizations are criminalized. Hundreds of migrants seeking protection in Europe are immediately arrested after their … More
Watching deportations – An activist’s account
Migrants are deported from Lesvos to Turkish prisons on a weekly basis. In some cases, there are clear violations of … More
The Death of Dreams – A Voice from Prison
Many people who come to Europe looking for freedom and safety find themselves imprisoned. While the EU politics forcibly keep … More
Criminalization of Deportation Monitoring – Arrests and Police Violence
The EU-Turkey statement of 18th of March 2016 gained lots of media attention. It was presented as a solution for … More