Routine of persecution – The unbearable conditions of sub-Saharan migrants in the north of Morocco

Due to the dramatic situation at the eastern external borders of the EU,the Moroccan-Spanish setting tends to be eclipsed. But West and Central African migrants in the north of Morocco still suffer oppression and racist violence on their way to Europe. Continue reading

Routine de persécution – Les conditions insupportables des migrants subsahariens dans le nord du Maroc

En raison de la situation dramatique aux frontières extérieures orientales de l’UE,la situation hispano-marocaine a tendance à être éclipsé. Pourtant,des migrants d’Afrique centrale et de l’ouest continuent à subir dans le nord du Maroc l’oppression et la violence raciste sur leur chemin vers l’Europe.

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November 2015: Boza, push back, Deaths

Non-exhaustive summary

In November several migrant  died  by drowning, when climbing fences, during the police assault or by the Forces Auxiliaires. Migration pressure remains permanently present, despite the repression, the raids, deportations to deter migrant (s) of the northern border of Morocco. The migrant (s) are seeking new ways to reach Europe. These paths become increasingly dangerous, which cause more deaths. Fortunately some (s) still manage to reach their goals. Continue reading

The EU-Spanish-Moroccan cooperation kills: Mass arrests, deportations and two new deaths! The forgotten dead!

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Since 3rd October 2015, the night when 200 migrants attempted to cross the fences in Ceuta and 87 succeeded to do so, several other attempts where made by hundreds of migrants. Afterwards, Morocco increased the military presence and border security measures at the fences.

On 9th October 2015, a Cameroonian and a Guinean migrant died during their attempt to cross the border. The two persons were on a boat which tried to enter Ceuta in the morning of 9th October. However, they were intercepted by the Moroccan Royal Marine, were severely beaten and subsequently died. A dozen of other persons present on the boat and therefore witnesses to these facts, were put in a van, locked in it for 12 hours and subsequently taken to the Fnideq police station. http://cadenaser.com/ser/2015/10/09/internacional/1444425919_850628.html

During these days, all the attempts to cross the border were suppressed with the use of extreme violence by the Moroccan Gendarmerie and the Moroccan Auxiliary Forces. All migrants who attempted to cross the border were violently arrested and taken to Southern Morocco in buses. http://elfarodigital.es/ceuta/politica/171899-marruecos-se-blinda-tras-el-cuarto-intento-de-entrada-consecutivo.html#

Simultaneously, the forests and camps around Ceuta were raided. Hundreds of migrants were arrested and taken to the South of Morocco in buses, the Moroccan forces used extreme violence during these arrests and caused many injuries. All the belongings in the forest camps were burnt or destroyed. Some groups of migrants were left in the desert, others taken to the outskirts of Southern cities. Continue reading

La coopération UE-Hispano-Marocaine assassine: Arrestations et déportations massives et deux nouveaux morts! Les morts oubliés!

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Depuis le 03/10/2015, nuit ou 200 migrants ont tenté le passage des barrières à Ceuta et ou 87 d’entre eux ont réussit, plusieurs autres tentatives ont eu lieu par des centaines de migrants. Depuis le Maroc a encore augmenté son dispositif militaire de sécurité de cette frontière et renforcé les grillages.

On apprend ce 09/10 que deux migrants, un Camerounais et un Guinéen sont mort lors de leur tentative de passage. Ces deux personnes étaient sur une embarcation le matin du 9 octobre 2015 qui tentait d’atteindre Ceuta et qui a été intercepté par la marine royale marocaine, et c’est là que les deux hommes ont été tabassés et sont ensuite morts.
Une vingtaine d’autres personnes présentes sur l’embarcation et donc témoin de ces faits auraient été mises dans une fourgonnette, enfermées pendant 12 heures puis emmenées à la gendarmerie de Fnideq. http://cadenaser.com/ser/2015/10/09/internacional/1444425919_850628.html

Toutes les tentatives de passage de ces jours ont été réprimées avec une violence extrême par la gendarmerie marocaine et ses forces auxiliaires.. Tous les migrants qui tentaient le passage ont été très violemment arrêtés et amenés dans des bus vers le sud du Maroc
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Dans le même temps les forets et camps autour de Ceuta (Castillego) ont été raflés. Continue reading