9th edition of Documentation (only
in German available)
und ihre tödlichen Folgen"
1993 bis 2001
German`s Refugee Policy and
its deathly Consequencies
1993 to 2001
After the campaign "Uprising of the decent" launched in summer 2000
by the German government, the political responsibles of this PR' initiative
became "now more concrete". They started a new attack on human rights and
on human dignity of migrants and refugees, with the draft of the so-called
"New Immigration Law" (Zuwanderungsgesetz) and the legalized "Anti-Terrorism-Law"
(Terrorismusbekämpfungsgesetz). That's the way how refugees and migrants
come by law and/or per decret under general suspicion in Germany. That
is state-sponsored racism, which makes racism furthermore acceptable and
legitimizes it within the German society.
The declared goals are to repulse poor and persecuted people fleeing
their home countries and to accept entrance to this country exclusively
for specialists who are only useful for the German economy. This finds
its equivalence in the law.
A net of repressive laws, an army of brains behind the scene and a
host of police and Federal Border Police (BGS) officials stand opposite
to each and every refugee. The merciless surveillance and expulsion politics
are increasingly going. Besides the existing deportation prisons, the state-organized
expulsion' machine should be forced or strengthened in the future with
psycho-terror and police measures through establishment of the so-called
"Departure Centres" (Ausreisezentren). The prohibition to leave their locality
of residence, village or town (Residenzpflicht= Duty Residence/Compulsory
Residence), which applied so far to Asylum-Seekers will not be abolished,
but is expanded since to a further group of refugees (or to the circle
of people in possession of a special temporary residence permit called
"Duldung"). The anyway brutal "Airport Procedure for Asylum-Seekers" (Flughafenverfahren)
will further apply also to children like to unaccompanied young refugees.
The access area for regular control of foreigners and people alike
by the BGS, which to date covered itself so far approx. 30 Km land strips
at the national borders, on zones near airports, railway stations like
in trains, will be extended within the coast regions from 30 to 60 Km.
It means that Northern Federal States will have to reckon with the enlargement
of the BGS' presence in their areas. For many refugees, crossing the borders
of the Federal Republic of Germany remains further a lethal action or adventure
and all those, who pass through, are looked up with High Tech. They are
even often tracked down and haunted, bitten and taken by dogs.
This documentation aims to show the state-sponsored racism and how
racism is feeling at home within the German society exposing many concrete
single examples. Since our work is concentrated to record particularly
cases of refugees and people without residence permit ("Sans Papier") who
were physically damaged through violence due to the brutal migrant policy,
this documentation presents clearly a small extract from the reality of
the refugees policy despising human rights in the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Documentation covers the period of 1.1.1993 to 31.12.2001:
died on the way into the Federal Republic Germany or at its borders, about
100 of them alone at the German Eastern border,
were seriously injured while trying to cross the border, about 209 of them
at the German
committed suicide in view of their imminent deportation or died while attempting
escape deportation; 45 people among them died in deportation prisons,
injured themselves from fear of deportation or to protest against imminent
deportation (mostly through risky hunger strike) or tried to commit suicide;
about 227 of them were in deportation prisons while they did these actions,
died during the forced deportation,
were seriously injured due to compulsory measures or ill-treatments, during
died in their home countries after being deported and at least
were tortured and ill-treated by police or military in their home countries
after being deported,
were victims of forced disappearances after their deportation,
refugees died due to police violence, 230 were severely injured by
police or guards of
died due to fires in refugees' barracks; 511 refugees were partly injured,
died due to racist attacks on street.
In Germany died more refugees (261) due to official (state) measures
of Federal Republic of Germany than through racist attacks (69 refugees).
The documentation is only available in German version, printed format
(DIN a4 - 216 pages)for 9,00 EURO
(+ 1,60 EURO for postage andpackage).
Note that the Interactive version of the Documentation will be available
very soon as CD-ROM for the same price mentioned above!
The Online version will also be available in February under:
People with interest for special subjects (e.g. dead and injured
refugees at the borders, suicides, ill-treatments at airports, refugees
from kurdistan, et.al)