Monday, April 27, 2015

No man's land: On the dismemberment of 14 refugees at the Greece-FYROM borders

Still from Theo Angelopoulos' The Suspended Step of the Stork
The Europarliament team of the KKE condemns the European Union's murderous policy against immigrants and refugees through a question submitted by the KKE MEP, Sotiris Zarianopoulos, to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission. The question was occasioned by the dismemberment of fourteen refugees by a train, on the railway line Beles-Skopje. They had been entrapped in the Greece-FYROM borders, with no possibility of escape.

In his question, the KKE MEP noted the following: 

«Fourteen refugees were dismembered by a train, which rode over a group of 100 refugees approximately, in the railway line Beles-Skopje. Hundreds of refugees from various countries --victims of imperialist aggression by the EU, USA and NATO-- have been trapped in the neutral border zone of Greece and FYROM for months, without the possibility of escape. They cannot move to other European countries.

Those who enter Greece are arrested, kept in deplorable conditions, threatened with being pushed back to their countries of origin, where imperialist intervention and war rages. When they enter FYROM they are beaten, persecuted and pushed back to Greece.

The fourteen dead refugees of Veles, the thousands of drowned in the Mediterranean, prove that the EU policy against immigrants and refugees, the savage repression, Frontex, the Dublin I and II agreements, and all other repressive measures against the victims of this policy, are murderous.

We ask the High Representative:

How does she position herself on the situation in the borders mentioned above? How will the people be released from there when the EU and the Dublin Agreements give them no prospect other than permanent entrapment in the border zone between two states?

902, transl. Lenin Reloaded

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