Demo organised by No Border Assembly on the 6th February 2021 in Berlin
Statement by Sudanese refugees from Berlin-Brandenburg
Stop deporting Sudanese immigrants in Germany.
The German government claims to defend human rights, but in fact the decisions to deport Sudanese refugees represent a clear violation of human rights, especially the human right to move and choose a country where one can find safety. It is clear to us that the German government is ready to ally with any regime to restrict the right of the Sudanese to move and search for safety. We know the German government’s keenness to implement its externalized borders policy and to prevent what it calls illegal immigration. There is no illegal immigration. Rather, it is illegitimate for the German government to remain silent about the situation in Sudan, which has increased in complexity after the revolution. Insecurity has worsened and civil war has erupted in light of the complicity and weakness of the transitional government and the aggravation of economic collapse, in addition to the clear targeting of activists, enforced disappearances, murders and crimes targeting the lives of anyone who was part of the opposition to the former regime, who rejects the practices of the transitional government in maintaining the institutions of the former regime , or who protests against the failure to hold the symbols of the former regime accountable for their crimes against humanity or who protests against the lack of seriousness in investigating and enforcing accountability on those who participated in the dispersal of the [June 3rd, 2019] sit-in. This is especially the case since media has regularly reported the discovery of mass graves, the latest of which is the discovery of more than a hundred unidentified corpses in a morgue, rotting as a result of the lack of electricity. This is in addition to the support of the European Union, especially the German government, in supporting and strengthening the Janjaweed militias, which pose a great and permanent threat to Sudanese citizens, especially activists, and which threaten the democratic transition in Sudan. In light of all these facts, we find that the deportation of Sudanese refugees a crime against humanity, and we reject this matter first because we are affected and aware of the danger resulting from the deportation and secondly, based on our consistency in defending human rights, which led us to the refugee status.