July 2016: A non exhaustive summary

Still a lot of people try their luck for reaching Europe through Morocco. Although the majority of the travellers are subsaharan, there are more and more people from Morocco and Algeria as well who take the way via the street of Gibraltar these months.

Repression, raids and « hot refoulments » by military, the police and the Marine Marocaine, supported and financed by the EU and bilateral contracts with e.g. Spain become systematic. The raids take place in the forests of Melilla and Ceuta, the arrests in the bigger cities like Tanger, Nador or Oujda and again : deportations to Algeria !

It seems more and more frenquently, that the Salvamiento Maritimo leads pull- or push-backs : They spot a Zodiac and inform the moroccan Marine Royale who intercept the boat, even if it is already in spanish waters (e.g. the island of Alboran).

In the month of July at least 7 people went missing in the sea (2 bodies were found), one man died by the attempt of crossing the fences. Its rare that media reports the deaths, who completely disapear in the public conciousness.

The militarised fortress Europe continues the war on migrants at all the borders with so-called «  security measures ». The deaths, the displaced, the imprisoned and the expelled are just part of the « collateral damage » of their criminal politics.

BORDERS KILL

30/06

Motril

2 patera : 28+34 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Llegan-inmigrantes-rescatados-millas-Ejido_0_532297788.html

Vidéo:https://www.facebook.com/salvamentomaritimo.es/videos/528272714025072/

01/07

Tarifa

10 Boza and a second boat with 10 migrants intercepted by the moroccan marine.

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno 24m24 minutes ago

#BOZAAA 10 PERSLNNES #TÁNGER #TARIFA #Patera con diez personas rescatada en el #Estrecho. Otra con once ha sido interceptada x Marruecos

Almeria

58 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/andalucia/almeria/Salvamento-Maritimo-personas-Mar-Alboran_0_532646858.html

143 Boza in 5 boats in 24 hours

http://www.eldiario.es/andalucia/Resumen-Rescatadas-personas-parteras-andaluzas_0_532647348.html

Nador

Raids and arrest in Boulingo camp :

the revenge of moroccan authorities !

Association Marocaine des Droits Humains – Section Nador

This friday the 1st of July the camps of Boulingo were attacked by the moroccan forces auxiliaires. Arrests took place and at least 3 people got injured, one of them severely and the shelters of the subsaharan migrants were destroyed. Apparently this came after the registered bozas, so the moroccan authorities raided the camps to satisfy their spanish counterparts.

Until 5.30pm moroccan time the severely injured person is still in the forest. We contacted the delegation for migration to take him to hospital. The responsable refused to do this. So we called the firefighters ambulance who said that they will do what is needed.

For that everyone takes their responsibilities.

Oujda:

8 migrants deported to the algerian-moroccan border.


« A big step backwards » Oujda : 8 migrants deported to the algerian-maroccan border.

Yesterday the 1st of July 2016 the local authorities of Oujda « la sécurité national », started a old-new deportation policy by deporting migrants to the algerian-moroccan border. The security patrols arrested migrants at about 5pm, amongst them were women and children who were begging at the streets and in the city center. After they confirmed their identity, especially those who had residence papers, some of them were set free. At about 10.30pm the authorities decided to deport them to the algerian-moroccan border. Some witnesses who were present said that amongst the deported were 4 men, 2 asylm-seekers, 3 women and one algerian citizen. STOP WAR ON MIGRANTS


Hassane Ammari Acteur associatif « Droits des migrants /réfugies / demandeurs d’asile »

02/07/2016

Nador

Arrestation de 32 migrants

Association Marocaine des Droits Humains – Section Nador

After sources of the gendarmerie of Dar Kebdani 32 subsaharan migrants have been arrested on a boat at the beach of Tazaghine at 50km west of Nador.


http://m.nadorcity.com/توقيف-32-مهاجرسريمندولجنوبالصحر

03/07

Ceuta

Possibilities of attacking the fences : « The situation is under control » by the moroccan forces.

http://www.ceutaactualidad.com/articulo/inmigracion/guardia-civil-moviliza-posibilidad-entrada-migrantes-benzu/20160703145448027579.html

04/07

January-June 2016

2979 people on 152 boats have been rescued by the Salvamento.

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Salvamento-Maritimo-auxilio-personas-pateras_0_533696879.html

Ceuta

18 Boza

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/190378-18-inmigrantes-desembarcan-en-la-cala-del-desnarigado.html

Witness and video of Alpha

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/190459-cuando-la-inmigracion-deja-marca.html

Melilla

20 Boza

Association Marocaine des Droits Humains – Section Nador

Booosas : after a source of the city of Beni Chiker there was an attempt to cross the sea to Melilla the 4th of July. There have been around 20 Booosas.

05/07

8 migrants intercepted by the moroccan marine

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno 14h14 hours ago

MARRUECOS acaba de interceptar la #patera que se encontraba en el #Estrecho

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno 15h15 hours ago

Nos llaman de una #patera a remos. En ella van ocho personas. Se encuentran en el #Estrecho y piden auxilio. Las tragedias pueden evitarse.

06/07

Motril

52 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Llegan-puerto-inmigrantes-rescatados-Motril_0_534397610.html

Melilla

27 Pushback ? Pullback ?

Boat with 27 migrants localised by the Salvamento and rescued by the moroccan marine

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7689903/07/16/Localizan-una-patera-con-27-subsaharianos-a-12-millas-de-Melilla-y-Marruecos-se-hace-cargo-de-ellos.html

08/07

Ceuta

Attempt of 150 migrants to pass the Ceuta fences and violentely stopped by the moroccan police and their forces auxiliaires.

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Marruecos-entrada-inmigrantes-frontera-Ceuta_0_535446455.html

Video of Elfarodigital :

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/190692-marruecos-frena-una-entrada-de-un-grupo-de-150-subsaharianos.html

08/07

Oujda

Article about the arrests and deportations

http://m.libe.ma/Sale-temps-pour-les-migrants_a76615.html

«  They were arrested at about 5pm by the national police for the offence of begging at the streets in the city center. Amongst them were women, children and 2 asylum seekers. They all have been deported to the border some hours later. The migrants who had their residence papers have been set free », precised Hassan Amari, of the AMDH section Oujda.

Melilla

January-June 2016

1200 migrants try to jump the fences : 56 Boza

438 Boza in the trunks of cars

145 Boza by sea since 1st of June

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Inmigrantes-saltaron-Melilla-entraron-vehiculos_0_538596725.html

10/07

Ceuta

1 dead, dozens of arrests after an attempt to pass the borders the 08/07/2016

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/190772-denuncian-la-muerte-de-un-inmigrante-tras-el-intento-de-entrada-del-pasado-viernes.html

http://www.eldiario.es/politica/Marruecos-entrada-inmigrantes-frontera-Ceuta_0_535446455.html

11/07

Ceuta

15 Boza

http://www.ceutaactualidad.com/articulo/inmigracion/embarcacion-15-migrantes-bordo-llega-puerto-deportivo-ser-interceptada-guardia-civil/20160711114021027861.html

16 Pushback

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno 2 hil y a 2 heures

AHORA la guardia civil #ceuta aplica una #DevolucionEnCaliente en el agua, aunque esto suponga riesgo para la vida de 16 personas.

Malaga

21 Boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7698237/07/16/Sucesos-Rescatados-21-varones-magrebies-a-bordo-de-una-patera-localizada-al-sureste-de-Malaga.html?utm_source=crosslink&utm_medium=twitter

Tarifa

16 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Rescatados-inmigrantes-patera-cerca-Alboran_0_536147238.html

12/07

Almeria

24 boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7699265/07/16/Sucesos-Rescatados-24-magrebies-a-bordo-de-una-patera-a-50-millas-del-levante-de-Cabo-de-Gata.html

Ceuta

11 boza

http://www.ceutaactualidad.com/articulo/inmigracion/11-migrantes-llegan-playa-calamocarro-buen-estado-salud/20160712102942027898.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z-Ln6qlJxY

13/07

Tarifa

14 Boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7723578/07/16/Sucesos-Trasladadas-a-Tarifa-14-personas-tres-de-ellas-bebes-rescatadas-de-una-patera.html

14/07

Ceuta

30 boza in four different interventions in one week

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/191036-cruz-roja-atendio-a-30-inmigrantes-en-el-plazo-de-una-semana.html

Maroc

Pushback ?

12 migrants

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno 14 juil.

Cinco horas despues de la tragedia seguimos sin noticias de Marruecos sobre el rescate de 12 personas frente a la costa de Mdiq.

17/07

Ceuta

2 boza

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/191202-dos-inmigrantes-entran-con-flotadores-y-trajes-de-neopreno.html

20/07

Tanger

Repression and deportations

Helena Maleno Garzón

20 juli om 10:54

#‎Razzia‬ expulsions des gens de leurs maisons à ‪#‎Boukhalef‬ ‪#‎Doha‬. Qui défend les droits des migrants qui paye leurs maisons? Ou sont les processus d´intégration des migrants au Maroc?

21/07

Ceuta /Melilla

No access to the office for asylum seekers for subsaharan migrants and a condemnation of frequent pushbacks.

http://www.eldiario.es/desalambre/Defensora-Pueblo-subsaharianos-Ceuta-Melilla_0_539646262.html

22/07

Motril

35 Boza

http://www.eldiario.es/andalucia/Hospitalizada-embarazada-rescatada-patera-Alboran_0_539996033.html

23/07

Association Marocaine des Droits Humains – Section Nador

23 juli o

At the same time that a large fire burns about 80 ha of the forest of Gourougou today the 22nd July, the police arrest 23 migrants close to Farkhana and Bario Chino.

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Acusan-subsahariano-incendio-Gurugu-hectareas_0_540696119.html

24/07

Ceuta

Capsized boat : 7 people missing

Tragedia entre #Ceuta y #Castillejo. Diez personas desaparecieron ayer en el mar, 4 sobrevivieron. Goteo de vidas que no cesa #FronteraSur

http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/sucesos/191687-siete-personas-desaparecidas-tras-el-hundimiento-de-una-patera.html

Tarifa

14 boza

https://www.elestrechodigital.com/destacado/salvamento-maritimo-rescata-14-inmigrantes-estrecho/?platform=hootsuite

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7723578/07/16/Sucesos-Trasladadas-a-Tarifa-14-personas-tres-de-ellas-bebes-rescatadas-de-una-patera.html

11 boza

InfoEmergencias@InfoEmerg 23 juil.

Salvamar Alkaid rescata 11 #personas adultas y 3 bebés, de una #patera en el Estrecho. @salvamentogob

Jerez

7 boza

Helena Maleno Garzón

Gisteren om 16:07 ·

#‎Boza‬ 7 personnes sorti ‪#‎Tanger‬ arrive a ‪#‎Jerez‬. Sauve par Helimer!!!!

Helimer 203 lleva a #Jerez a 7 #personas rescatadas de #patera, en mal estado y mala mar, 12 millas N cabo Espartel.

https://vimeo.com/176126935?ref=fb-share&1

25/07

Melilla

Fire in the forest of Gourougou : 7 arrests

http://elfarodigital.es/melilla/sucesos/191702-marruecos-detiene-a-7-subsaharianos-por-quemar-deliberadamente-el-gurugu.html

http://fr.le360.ma/societe/nador-des-migrants-illegaux-subsahariens-ont-mis-le-feu-deliberement-a-la-foret-80704

Ceuta

2 Boza

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno 8 hil y a 8 heures

Dos personas llegan esta madrugada a nado a #Ceuta por la playa de #Tarajal. #FronteraSur

26/07

Alboran

Rescue of a boat with 50 migrants taken by the moroccan Marine : Pushback ?

http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Marruecos-rescata-personas-buscada-Alboran_0_541745964.html

http://www.granadadigital.es/salvamento-busca-una-patera-en-la-costa-de-granada-en-la-que-podrian-ir-unas-50-personas-a-bordo/?utm_source=rtn_granada&utm_medium=twitter

And 50 other migrants arrested by moroccan police ?

Association Marocaine des Droits Humains – Section Nador

The 26th of July we were informed about the arrest of about 50 subsaharan migrants close to the beach of Temsamane. It seems like the migrants tried to cross by boat.

27/07

Ceuta

Interception of 3 boats with 12, 11 and 7 migrants by the moroccan Marine

Helena Maleno Garzón@HelenaMaleno

Tres #pateras con 12, 11 y 7 personas envueltas en niebla en la zona de #Castillejo #ceuta piden auxilio. #FronteraSur @ElFarodeCeuta

Granada

45 Boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/6899910/07/15/Sucesos-Llega-a-puerto-la-patera-localizada-en-Alboran-con-45-inmigrantes-en-buen-estado-de-salud.html

31/07

6 boats, 130 people saved by Salvamento Maritimo in one week

https://www.facebook.com/salvamentomaritimo.es/

Tabarca

2 boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/7739514/07/16/Sucesos-Rescatadas-doce-personas-de-una-patera-al-sureste-de-la-isla-de-Tabarca.html

Alicante

10 boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/sociedad/noticias/7739272/07/16/Rescatan-a-10-personas-de-una-patera-a-7-millas-de-Santa-Pola-Alicante.html

Almeria

34 boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/sociedad/noticias/7739260/07/16/Rescatadas-34-personas-una-de-ellas-menor-de-una-patera-al-este-de-la-isla-de-Alboran.html

Almeria

19 boza

http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/sociedad/noticias/7739039/07/16/Llegan-al-puerto-de-Almeria-los-19-inmigrantes-rescatados-de-una-patera.html

Cartega

and 30 new Boza

SALVAMENTO MARÍTIMO Compte certifié @salvamentogob

Tercera #patera del día y para el Helimer 202. Salvamar Mimosa rescata a 30 #personas. Llega a Cartagena sobre 17:30

General Information:

The European Council requests information from Spain about the summary expulsions from Ceuta and Melilla. The Commissioner of Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Niels Muiznieks, asked Spain for information on the lack of protocol of the Ceuta and Melilla police to end the deportation summary of migrants intercepted at barriers when there are attempts to pass, a practice that does not comply with the new regulations of the aliens Act, is contrary to the international legal order and continues to be implemented despite the warnings of institutions (…) The response of the Minister of Interior Jorge Fernández Díaz in this letter is overwhelming, denying any violation of any law and providing all guarantees in terms of respect migrants’ rights as asylum seekers. He emphasizes that Muiznieks “Regarding the ‘repression’ and ‘collective expulsions’ mentioned in your letter, our legislation expressly prohibits, ensuring the principle of non-refoulement. A separate issue is the right and obligation to Spain maintaining and protecting its borders, which in the case that concerns us, are also the external borders of the European Union, with the implications thereof for the safety of all its citizens “.


http://www.abogacia.es/2016/07/12/el-consejo-de-europa-pide-informacion-a-espana-por-devoluciones-sumarias-en-ceuta-y-melilla/

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