On the 23rd of March 23 imprisoned immigrants go on hunger strike in the concentration camp of Paranesti in Drama. Their demand is their immediate release and legalization. Recognizing their state of confinement as irrational and unjust, they do not accept to stay in prison waiting for the processes to get their papers. At this moment in Paranesti there are 210 prisoners and about 80 under-aged, while among them there are people with serious health problems that are being “treated” only with painkillers.
Even though their detention doesn’t seem to overcome the 18months, the condition of imprisonment remains equally torturous. The immigrants do not compromise neither with a “humanitarian” 6-month detention nor with the equally “humanitarian” 6-month suspension of their deportation, and they stand defiantly against the maneuvers and the promises of SYRIZA.
They claim their freedom and their dignity and they start their fight counting not only on themselves but also on the demonstrations of solidarity of the movement that stands decisively by their side. It is the immigrants that are calling for a community of struggle with them against everything that divides and oppresses us. The support of their fight is of great importance both as a part of the comradeship relationships that we are trying to create and for the continuation of the fight itself.
Of course it is not in this specific camp that the immigrants revolt. On the 16th of March more than 300 immigrants went on hunger strike in the camp of Korinthos, while in Great Britain there are massive hunger strikes since the 9th of March in 7 different camps.
TOGETHER WITH THE REVOLTED IMMIGRANTS
DEMOLISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS
FREEDOM TO ALL IMPRISONED IMMIGRANTS
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