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Support the campaign to resist the arrest of Miloud L. Cherif because of "Residenzpflicht" - Refugee movement restriction

Events:
20.11.2011 at 2pm in Jena - Is one year of Miloud L. Cherif’s Residenzpflicht Control by the German Police at Erfurt Trainstation:

My freedom is not for sale! - The Boot is full!
Are Refugees in the enermy territory since 1982 in Gemany?
Discussion about Residenzpflicht and the opposition against it.
with Miloud L. Cherif and Osaren Igbinoba.
Place: Schillergaeschen 5, at 2pm in Jena

Defend The Right To Self-Organisation of Refugees in Thuringen - Germany..

Miloud L. Cherif, a refugee activist in Zella-Mehlis is threatened to be jailed for refusing to pay fine for having violated the „Residenzpflicht“ law that abuses the refugee rights and is against his personal freedom of movement in Germany.
 
We keep informing you about the struggles of refugee to break the isolation from the isolation camps. Various protests of refugees in Zella-Mehlis and Meiningen with the refugee community in Thueringen already took  place. The protest against the isolation and the abuses of refugee rights by the laws and the authorities were also manifested in the recent months.
 
The success of our campaign to make public the abuses in Gerstungen, Gangloffsömmern, Breitenworbis and Zella-Mehlis through the selforganization of refugees and solidarity in the Lager community has empowered many refugees and non-refugees. Through this campaign, our struggle has advanced to a higher level of awareness towards the closure of the isolation camps in Thueringen.
 
Public pressure on the authorities from the campaign was achieved through the refugee delegation meetings and visits, press and online media work together with rallies, demonstrations on the streets and with the nationwide support of the caravan for rights of refugees and migrants in Germany.

All of these activities were actively coordinated by Miloud L. Cherif from Zella-Mehlis with The VOICE Refugee Forum in Jena and our support network in Thueringen. The Refugee Community Campaign has gained the fullest support of the “Break Isolation Network” from Jena with the positive feedback from the KARAWANE Festival 2010 preparation group in Jena.

With the struggles of the refugees and the support of The VOICE/KARAWANE/BREAK ISOLATION NETWORKS in Thueringen we will take the campaign all over to the Isolation camps in Germany.
 
How can we support Miloud L. Cheriff to resist the arrest and his campaign to abolish “residenzpflicht” law in Germany?
 
Open Meeting on Residence Obligation "Residenzpflicht" with Miloud L.Cherif in Jena

The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena:

Events in Thueringen

Announcement:
We are in solidarity - Defend The Right To Self-Organisation of Refugees in Thuringen - Germany.

Open Meeting on:

Support the campaign to resist the arrest of Miloud L. Cherif because of "Residenzpflicht" - Refugee movement restiction in Germany - Call for the abolition of "Residenzpflicht" movement restriction and the residential obligation in isolation camps or lagers for refugees in Thueringen

Discussion with activists of The VOICE Refugee Forum and The Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants and Meeting on Residence Obligation "Residenzpflicht" with Miloud L. Cherif in Jena break Isolation activists

The Movement Restriction for Refugees in Germany (Residenzpflicht) is a means of oppression by the German state against any effective attempt of refugees to make a stand for their rights and to get organised. The case of Miloud Cherif is the best example on how this law, most of the Germans still do not even know that it is existing, prevents refugees from meeting each other and from geting in touch with human rights organisations.

But Miloud at the same time shows to all the refugees on how to confront the oppression - by civil desobediance: Declaration of Miloud L. Cherif against „Residenzpflicht“ - My freedom is not for sale http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2230

Activists from the Caravan for the rights of refugees and migrants in Hamburg and Wuppertal are invited to meeting in Jena

1. Date: 16.09.2011
The meeting will start at 6pm till 10:30pm
An die Öffentlichkeit: "My Freedom is not for sale" Solidarität mit Miloud L. Cherif vom KARAWANE-Netzwerk
http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2261

Interested activists and participants could phone or send email to

The VOICE Refugee Forum Jena
Tel. mob. 0176 24568988 and email. thevoiceforum@gmx.de
http://thevoiceforum.org/

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Other Events with Miloud in Thueringen:

1. Report on Felix Otto remembrance - ''We Never Forget! We Never Forgive!'' http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2238
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Close the Refugee Isolation Camp in Breitenworbis - Rally and demonstration, 15th September in Heiligenstadt http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2240

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Ankündigung:
Erfurt: Demo zur Schließung der Flüchtlingslager und zur Durchbrechung der
rassistischen Isolation in Thüringen

Nie Wieder isolation lager!
Making History - Never Again with Refugee Isolation Camp!
"Let us keep spreading the call for solidarity until we make the Abolition of Refugee Isolation in Lagers to become part of the history of our time".
- The VOICE Refugee Forum

Erobert die Kontrolle über euer Leben zurück – Rassistische Isolation brechen!

Die Flüchtlinge in Thüringen organisieren sich und stehen gemeinsam auf, gegen die rassistische Isolationpolitik in Thüringen und für die
Schließung aller Lager.

Am 22. Oktober wird es eine gemeinsame Demonstration der Flüchtlinge in Erfurt geben.

Dauerkundgebung ab 10 Uhr | Erfurt, Anger
Demonstration um 14 Uhr Uhr | Erfurt, Hauptbahnhof

Break Isolation Homepage:
http://breakisolation.blogsport.de/***

The Declaration against „Residenzpflicht“

"My freedom is not for sale!" Miloud L. Cherif calls for the Abolition of Movement Restriction for Refugees in Germany

The Movement Restriction for Refugees in Germany (Residenzpflicht) is a means of oppression by the German state against any effective attempt of refugees to make a stand for their rights and to get organised. The case of Miloud Cherif is the best example on how this law, most of the Germans still do not even know that it is existing, prevents refugees from meeting each other and from geting in touch with human rights organisations.

Civil desobediance:

Miloud Cherif Speaks on Residenzpflicht during Felix Otto rememberance in Jena
Miloud Cherif Speaks on Residenzpflicht during Felix Otto rememberance in Jena

Declaration of Miloud L. Cherif against „Residenzpflicht“ - My freedom is not for sale

I wonder why a refugee should pay any amount of money if he left the place he lives in Germany, except the transport expanses.

On the 20.11.2010 I left to attend the nationwide caravan meeting in Berlin, and I've been stopped in Erfurt Hbf because I had no permission to leave my landkreis Schmalkalden-Meiningen in Thueringen and the police obliged me to go back to Zella-Mehlis (My heim – Refugee Isolation Camp).

Months later, and on the same day (24.03.2011) we made the demonstration in Meiningen for the closure of Zella Mehlis lager (The heim I live in), on the same, I received the letter telling me that I have to pay 58,50€ for ''breaking the law'' by being in Erfurt Hbf without permission.

I received many more letters since then, the last letters telling me to pay or to go to the jail in case I refused to pay the fine.

I refused to pay the fine, and I still refuse to pay, and I'll never ever pay the fine, because my freedom is not for sale.

I have been calling and I still call for the abolition of the residentzpflicht for refugees in Germany.

Refugees MUST have the right to move freely in the German territory without any permission or paying for it.

Residenzpflicht (Residential Obligation) was and will be a discriminative and a colonial law, aiming in the first place to ISOLATE the refugee in the same place He/She has been sent to, after submitting HIS/HER asylum file in Germany.

Residenzpflicht is the second tool in German authorities' Arsenal to isolate the refugee after the first which is the location of His/Her lager which in most cases is out of the city, somewhere in the middle on nowhere.

And for that, I call for ALL my brothers and sisters, refugees and non-refugees, to stand beside me, and support me in OUR battle of the justice, it's just another battle in the long war between the good and the evil.

Refugees need solidarity - Refugees want a fair life.

Miloud L. Cherif,

Coordinator of Zella-Mehlis Refugee Community,

Activist and Member of The VOICE Refugee Forum in Germany

Video interview with Miloud L. Cherif on how he fights to Break the Isolation of Refugees in Zella-Mehlis

Miloud L. Cherif fights to Break the Isolation of Refugees in Germany from Zella-Mehlis from The VOICE Refugee Network.

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jungeWelt 30.08.2011: Flüchtlinge opponieren - Aktivisten von »The Voice« verstoßen demonstrativ gegen »Sondergesetze« zur Residenzpflicht
Open letter Residenzpflicht Miloud
Absender: Michael Stade, Verlängerte Goethestraße 87, 99880 Waltershausen http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2233
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Residenzpflicht in Thüringen - Bis zur Kreisstadt und dann stopp! http://thevoiceforum.org/node/2191 Taz press

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