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The Protest of The VOICE Refugee Forum, By Salomon W. from the Refugee Heim in Möhlau (Sachsen-Anhalt)

German Text: Der Protest des VOICE Refugee Forums von Salomon W. aus dem Flüchtlingsheim in Möhlau (Sachsen-Anhalt)

Refugee News Network (RNN): On behalf of The Caravan for the rights of Refugees and Migrants in Germany - Nationwide Meeting 30.01 - 01.02.2009 in Hamburg

They are all refugees that resided in Germany for many years without the recognitions of their refugee status. However, they could not return to their country of former residence. Their lives would have been in danger because of their political activities, engagement, wars, political crises, statelessness, disintegration, family displacement, etc. In Germany, their rights of existence have been minimized to the lowest possible class. And despite the fact that some of the victims affected in this inhuman practice were professionals, university graduates, politicians, journalists, human right activists, etc., they have been prohibited from participating in their own social, economical, and integral affairs.

At the same time, the Foreigner Office of the different local governments find a different way of interpreting the law. Indeed, they use this opportunity to manipulate or formulate unacceptable practices for some refugees who otherwise would have been eligible to receive international protection, thus depriving them of their institutional existence.

These allegations and manipulations include sending some refugees to an embassy other than their own. Sometimes they don't even send people to the embassy itself but rather organise a place where some embassy representatives come and judge someone they have never met. Nevertheless, the Foreigner's Office knew very well what the definition of "nationality" actually means.

So why do they send people to the embassy that is not from their country of origin?

Had he not protested together with The VOICE Refugee Forum and the Caravan for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants, Salomon W. in Möhlau would have been a victim, too. Salomon, a political activist from the Republic of Benin, was sent to the Nigerian delegation in Halberstadt. Why?

Could this be called a mistake, or rather a manipulation? Yet be it a mistake or a manipulation, its outcome could lead an innocent Salomon to his death. The VOICE Refugee Forum's coordinator, Mr. Osaren, intervened through telephone calls while Salomon was in Halberstadt. Osaren's action contributed as part of the protest to denounce this practice rooted in colonial heritage. The reaction of the Foreigner's Office to his phone calls was to correct their mistake of sending an innocent Salomon to the Nigerian Embassy.

Lots of other people have been victims of such practices. Some have even died as a result.

Why is it that our identities were been correctly given but some foreign offices and the embassies deny us our identity by declaring us unknown? In doing so, they are putting our lives in danger.

We are no longer living in the past 19th or 20th Centuries. Now we are living in a modernised and globalised world of the 21st Century.

Nevertheless, foreigners continue to be terrorised by the police, some have been killed, and yet others, like OURY JALLOH, have been burned to death in police custody in Dessau.

We Therefore call on the police and the Foreigner's Office to stop discriminating against us and to stop killing us so that we can participate in the creation of a better world of peace and without hatred in the future.

In respect to the above-mentioned points, our organisations, The VOICE and the Caravan, are protesting, denouncing and are crying for solidarity for all!

Salomon. W
Political and human right activist
On behalf of The Caravan for the rights of Refugees and Migrants in Germany - Nationwide Meeting 30.01 - 01.02.2009 in Hamburg
„Die Selbstvertretung ist unser Trumpf“ - The VOICE Refugee Forum
Refugee Protest: We cannot remain silent. And we are not silent. By Seid Seidi - Caravan Bremen


Sachsen-Anhalt trying to deport Beninian to Nigeria

Refugee news from Möhlau in Sachsen-Anhalt: Salomom Wantchoucou is under the threat of deportation from the Möulau Isolation camp in Sachsen-Anhalt. He is now threatened to participate in the next Nigerian mobile deportation hearing on the 11.11.08. in Halberstadt.

For any form of solidarity and support please contact him through the address bellow:

Salomon Wantchoucou is a political and human rights activist from the Republic of Benin.

"I was born in the Republic of Benin by a south african mother and living in Benin and South Africa. I equally made my profesional education in this two lands; for this reasons I speak the language of my country Fon, French and English.

In relations to my political engagement and activities in the Rep of Benin emphasising on the critism of the States Political system and corruption being practiced by the elites. All these practicis hinders the developement of our country.

My political criticism leads to the secret planification of assasination attempts on my life by the my political counterparts in Rep of Benin in 2001 during the presidential electorale campaign.
Fortunately the guns bullet that was shot at me did not get to my chest or heart but to my left hand. After a first treatement in Cotonou, I had automatically or obligatory left the country to secure my life here in Germany in 2001 August.

Even arriving in Germany, the hand which was hit by the bullet was disturbing so that I had to go to hospital for a medical checkups. I was admitted in hospital of Zerbs in the former "landkreis Rosslau" which is now "landkreis Rosslau-Dessau" and was operated to remove the bullet from my body. The doctors deliverd a "Doctors Report" including photographs taken during the time of operation. This Doctors report was given to a Lawyer called Kohler in Magderburg who himself blocked and refused to give it back to me.

Apart from all these facts my demandes for asylum was rejected despite the threat to my and danger in benin at the same time I demanded a consecutive asyl which was in process befor my abscence. I deposited a new application and reported a for consecutive asyl on 05.09.2008 to which i recieved no decision and no information.

Instead to accor me the necessary protection, the foreigners office was accusing me that I dont know Benin because I did not present any document. The condition in which i left the country was quite urgent so that I could not afford to present any documents. For that reason I was inquired to bring my birth certificate if necessary from Rep of benin.

Despite all his truth the foreign office of Gäfenhainichen landkreis in Wittemberg are sending me to the Nigerian embassy while I am not a Nigerian by origin or by nationality, my parents are not from nigeria i have no relatives in nigeria. Their accusation is equally based on the punishment to give me "Gutschein" vouchers as surfer me for my innocent and truth. Although "Gutschein" is not my problem but to admit that I am innocent by the foreign office. By doign this, the foreign office are putting my life in danger of death and assasination.


A Member of the Caravan for the rights of refugees and Migrants and the voice refugie forum
Salomon Wantchoucou
Rahguhner str 99
06779 Möhlau
Tel: 017435299066
e-mail salo.1973(at)

Sachsen-Anhalt trying to deport Beninian to Nigeria

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