Today, activists took the detention boat at Zaanstad. More at Indymedia (Dutch)
In Holland innocent migrants are detained and tortured by the thousands. Eleven migrants died in the Schiphol Fire. And the prosecutor persists in accusing the first victim. Politicians remain silent about this sysematic violation of rights. Their silence is killing. We can break this silence, together.
Silence, you KILL me
M2M and All Included invite you to join our next campaign with the Schiphol People.
On Tuesday 21st of April the High Court of Amsterdam will start the trial in appeal against Ahmed Isa.
We are preparing a series of actions and activities to make clear that not Ahmed Isa should stand in front of the judges, but the government of the Netherlands.
Because it is the Dutch government that built the prison at Schiphol Oost, they recruited and trained the personnel, they were in charge of safety and care for people without the possibility to protect themselves against thair detention, against the fire and against the security forces that preferred to let people die inside their cells, rather than allowing them to save themselves or be saved by their fellow prisoners. Not Ahmed Isa.
We say: even if Ahmed Isa started the fire by throwing away his shaggie, rolled with Blue Rizla paper, it was still the system that did everything to cause the disaster. And every roll-your-owner knows that a shaggie rolled with Blue Rizla is very difficult to keep alight.
Besides the technical evidence that indicates that the fire did not start in Ahmed Isa’s cell, a historiical analysis of the way foreigners are facilitated to be deported at Schiphol Oost detention complex (and elsewhere in the Netherlands) clearly proves the contempt for the human rights of innocent people put in a prison, just to deport them more easily. It starts with denying their right, it ends with taking their life.
The survivors of the Schiphol fire and their friends, together known as the Schiphol People, know all about the way the government takes its responsibility. They persecute Ahmed Isa, who was the first to burn himself. They took the survivors to a prison boat. They threatened to deport them for a year after the fire. They refused proper therapy for their trauma’s. They refuse to pay proper compensation. And they can’t say sorry, we made a mistake. They can’t even say: what can we do to help you make a life again? They are blind, deaf and mute.
We will be there, in court, in Amsterdam, with Ahmed Isa.
to see, to speak, to listen
Because we are here.
You can help this campaign.
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Donate at ING 3452284, Jo van der Spek, Amsterdam. ref. Free Ahmed Isa.