• Increased deaths at the borders just before the decision on Croatia’s accession to Schengen

    Last week was marked by a series of information on dead bodies found at the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    People who found themselves in the area around #Cazin (BiH), Crnaj recorded a dead body. It was a case of drowning, according to Bosnian media (https://www.klix.ba/vijesti/crna-hronika/obdukcija-pokazala-migrant-cije-je-tijelo-pronadjeno-kod-cazina-se-utopio/191004072).
    Similarly, a dead body was found in an abandoned house (http://m.pogled.ba/clanak/migrant-pronadjen-mrtav-u-napustenoj-kuci-kod-cazina/178716) /trailer in the #Osmanagici settlement in the Cazin area - the body was sent for an autopsy (https://medium.com/are-you-syrious/ays-daily-digest-9-10-19-violent-refugee-deaths-on-the-rise-in-bosnia-ca47a1) and the exact cause of death is still unknown.
    Another case of death occurred in the town of #Bileća, Todorići village, southern Bosnia and Herzegovina - when a local villager, a shepherd, shot a migrant he had encountered (in a group with other migrants) at a farmhouse not far away from a flock he was guarding. According to media reports (http://novilist.hr/Vijesti/Svijet/UBOJSTVO-KOD-BILECE-Ubio-migranta-pa-se-prijavio-policiji), there was an altercation between the locals and a group of migrants and the rifle fired, which ended up with one person getting shot and dying. The denial of access to the asylum system and closed borders result in all these deaths as a consequence. The fear that comes from these events affects people on the move and local communities in border areas. The restrictive EU policy that the Republic of Croatia obediently implements and follows threatens human security in the Balkans - and spreads fear at the same time.

    Cazin (Bosnie du Nord, proche de la frontière avec la Croatie) :

    #Bileca (Bosnie du Sud, proche de la frontière avec le Monténégro) :

    Reçu via la mailing-list Inicijativa Dobrodosli, le 14.10.2019
    #mourir_aux_frontières #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Bosnie #Bosnie-Herzégovine #route_des_Balkans #frontières #décès #morts ##Bileca

    Ajouté à cette liste :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/758646#message806449

  • Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos

    #Border_Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos is an augmented reality public art project and memorial, dedicated to the thousands of migrant workers who have died along the U.S./Mexico border in recent years trying to cross the desert southwest in search of work and a better life.


    https://bordermemorial.wordpress.com/border-memorial-frontera-de-los-muertos

    Sorte de #cartographie_macabre...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwXQUTxST74

    #mémoire #morts #mourir_aux_frontières #art #art_et_politique #décès #mémoriel #frontières #réalité_augmentée #app #visualisation #squelettes #google_earth

    ping @mobileborders @isskein @reka

  • Bardonecchia : recuperato nel fiume #Dora il corpo di un migrante, morto durante la fuga in Francia

    I volontari di Rainbow 4 Africa: «Vittima del clima di odio che ha avvolto l’Italia»

    Il corpo di un uomo è riemerso ieri sera dal fiume Dora a #Bardonecchia, in alta #val_di_Susa. È un uomo di colore in avanzato stato di decomposizione probabilmente in acqua da mesi. Il sospetto, quasi una certezza con il passare delle ore, è che si tratti di uno dei migranti dispersi durante la traversata sui passi di montagna - primo fra tutti il Colle alla Scala - nel tentativo di raggiungere a piedi la Francia. La sua identificazione è resa ancora più complicata dallo stato del cadavere. Il corpo è stato avvistato da un passante nella Dora a due passi dal commissariato di Bardonecchia vicino al centro del paese da un passante. Per recuperarlo dall’acqua sono intervenuti i vigili del fuoco.

    “Il ritrovamento dell’ennesimo cadavere nella Dora, a Bardonecchia, ci riempie di dolore e cordoglio - scrivono in una nota volontari di Rainbow 4 Africa che da due anni assistono i migranti a Bardonecchia - La montagna restituisce le vittime di quel clima di odio e razzismo che ha avvolto l’Italia ormai da troppo tempo. Un clima che genera una paura tale da muovere i più disperati, quelli che hanno perso ogni speranza di futuro in questo Paese, a cercare vie sempre più difficili e impervie per passare il confine”.
    Rainbow4Africa da quasi due anni è sulle montagne piemontesi con la Missione Freedom Mountain, insieme ad altre associazioni della Valle, (Val Susa Oltre Confine, Briser Les Frontiéres, Croce Rossa Italiana, Il Pulmino Verde, il Soccorso Alpino Italiano, Asgi)
    “Rimaniamo e rimarremo su queste montagne come sanitari perché nessuno deve morire e nessuno deve morire quassù, e rimaniamo e rimarremo come testimoni perché quello che vediamo, sentiamo, scopriamo deve essere evidente: testimoni del diritto di ogni essere umano a cercare la speranza, ovunque voglia”.

    L’anno scorso, sullo stesso confine, erano stati trovati i cadaveri di tre migranti, morti mentre cercavano di raggiungere la Francia. Lo scorso febbraio, invece, un migrante era stato trovato in ipotermia, sulla strada nazionale 94 del colle del Monginevro, in territorio francese, ed era morto poco dopo essere arrivato in ospedale.

    https://torino.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/09/08/news/bardonecchia_recuperato_nel_fiume_dora_il_corpo_di_un_migrante_mor
    #décès #Italie #France #frontières #asile #migrations #réfugiés #frontière_sud-alpine #Alpes #montagne #mourir_aux_frontières #décès #mort

    Ajouté à la liste des morts dans les Hautes-Alpes :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/800822

  • Liste des personnes en situation migratoire mortes à la frontière dite « haute » (#Mongenèvre, #Val_Susa, #Col_de_l'Echelle, #Bardonecchia, #Oulx, #Briançon) entre la #France et l’Italie ces dernières années.

    #frontières #mourir_aux_frontières_alpines #morts #décès #migrations #asile #réfugiés #Alpes #montagne #mourir_aux_frontières #violent_borders #frontière_sud-alpine

    Je vais ajouter à cette métaliste sur les morts à la frontière sud-alpine :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/758646

  • The Disappeared report

    The #Disappeared_report series is collaborative project between two Tucson-based organizations, La Coalicion de Derechos Humanos and No More Deaths. Between Derechos Humanos’ 20 years of community work, including the 24-hour Missing Migrant Crisis Line, and No More Deaths’ 12 years of humanitarian aid in the Arizona backcountry, we have witnessed and listened to thousands of stories of border crossings throughout Southern Arizona. Our research goals are transformative: to expose and combat those US government policing tactics that cause the crisis of death and mass disappearance in the borderlands.


    http://www.thedisappearedreport.org
    #rapport #vidéo #asile #migrations #réfugiés #frontières #désert #Mexique #USA #mort #Arizona #chasse_à_l'homme #dispersion #mourir_aux_frontières #prevention_through_deterrence #desparecidos #violence #hélicoptères #crise_humanitaire

    #vidéos:

    Partie 1: the chase
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Ux__uVfNA

    partie 2: interference with humanitarian aid
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnmOOnRALfI

    ping @isskein

  • La Tête haute, au cœur de la vallée de #la_Roya

    C’est l’histoire d’une vallée magnifique, paisible, en bordure de l’Italie. Et puis un jour, surgit l’inattendu. Des dizaines, bientôt des centaines de migrants, font irruption sur la route, sur les chemins. Une fois retombés les feux de l’actualité, que reste-t-il de cette aventure extraordinaire qui voit l’engagement des uns, les doutes des autres, la désobéissance civile des plus motivés, la sourde hostilité des silencieux ? Oui, qu’en reste-t-il ? C’est là que commence ce film.


    http://www.film-documentaire.fr/4DACTION/w_fiche_film/55120_1
    #film #documentaire #frontière #Roya #frontière_sud-alpine #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Alpes #don #contre-don #ça_nous_est_tombé_dessus #résistance #solidarité #misère #responsabilité #colonisation #Vintimille #France #Italie #Roya_citoyenne #marche #marche_solidaire #solidarité #Cédric_Herrou #justice #humanitaire #action_politique #incertitude #délit_de_solidarité #montagne

    #mémoriel #plaque_commémorative #morts #mourir_aux_frontières #décès :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/786000)

    • Quelques citations tirées du film...

      Chamberlain, réfugié :

      « Je dis à certaines personnes qui s’intéresse à savoir mon parcours : ’Si tu trouves cela pathétique, moi ça me vexe, parce que c’est ça qui m’a construit, c’est tout ça qui fait de moi ce que je suis’. »

    • René Dahon, habitant de la vallée:

      « Ma famille pendant la guerre a été déportée, parce qu’ici c’était une #ligne_de_front : derrière c’était l’Italie et sur #Sospel c’était la ligne de front français. Entre les deux, en 1943-45, ça a été une espèce de couloir, un no man’s land. #Saorge a été dans ce couloir. Et ma famille a été déportée en Italie. Donc, moi l’idée de la solidarité, je l’ai tout connement connue sur un truc de rien du tout. Ma grand-mère m’a dit ’Quand on a marché de Saorge à Turin à pied, quand on a traversé certains villages du Piémont, il y a des gens qui ont ouvert leurs portes et qui ont donné quelque chose. Et moi j’ai ça d’idée de la solidarité. Moi j’ai l’idée que dans la vallée derrière, c’était des solidaires »

      –----
      Toujours René Dahon:

      « ça fait 40 ans que je suis dans l’associatif. Je me bagarre dans plein de domaines, mais on voulait bien que je sois gauchiste et que je défende le train ou la poste et les écoles, ça pose pas de problèmes, mais défendre du Black, c’est ça le problème. C’est drôle ! Alors qu’ils en ont jamais vu à Tendre. TEndre n’a jamais été envahi par les Noirs »

    • Suzel PRIO :

      "La Roya terre d’accueil, la Roya solidaire c’est vraiment un cliché. Ça plait beaucoup ça, mais c’est beaucoup plus complexe que ça. Il y a aussi tous ces réflexes de #peur, des gens ici qui ne sont pas contents qu’on voit la Roya comme ça, qu’elle soit célèbre avec ces valeurs-là. Au début, il y avait des gens qui étaient vraiment sur l’humanitaire. Donc ce débat entre politique ou humanitaire, on l’a eu à plusieurs reprises. Certaines personnes souhaitant au début qu’on fasse que de l’#humanitaire et petit à petit d’autres personnes qui souhaitaient qu’on fasse que du #politique. Cela voulait dire, je ne sais pas... arrêter d’acheter des couvertures, arrêter de faire à manger et ne faire que des communiqués et des soirées... Au final, notre positionnement a été arrêté sur : ’C’est les deux. C’est simple, il faut les deux !’

  • Morts à la frontière #Italie-#Suisse (#Côme - #Chiasso)

    #frontière_sud-alpine #montagne #mourir_aux_frontières #asile #migrations #réfugiés #décès #morts #frontières #frontières

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    Morire di confine a Como

    Dopo essere stati a Ventimiglia, dove i morti di confine sono stati 12 in pochi mesi, torniamo a Como, dove i migranti provano e riprovano ad attraversare la frontiera a loro preclusa con la Svizzera, ferendosi o perdendo la vita sui treni, con numeri consistenti sia nei tentativi che nei respingimenti.

    https://openmigration.org/analisi/morire-di-confine-a-como

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    Ajouté à cette métaliste :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/758646

    • 08.09.2018
      Ventimiglia: migrante travolto da un treno in località La Mortola. E’ vivo. Soccorsi in atto e traffico ferroviario bloccato

      Torna improvvisamente d’attualità la questione migranti a Ventimiglia. Dopo i due che ieri si sono arrampicati nelle rocce di ponte San Luigi, oggi un altro, cercando di varcare il confine è stato travolto da un treno Thello, in località #La_Mortola


      http://www.sanremonews.it/2018/09/08/leggi-notizia/argomenti/cronaca/articolo/ventimiglia-migrante-travolto-da-un-treno-in-localita-la-mortola-e-vivo-

    • 05.12.2018
      Ventimiglia: nuova tragedia dell’immigrazione, giovane rimane folgorato sul tetto di un treno diretto in Francia

      Il migrante si era sistemato sul tetto di un convoglio con la speranza di poter attraversare il confine. Ora è ricoverato in gravissime condizioni al centro grandi ustionati di Pisa.
      Ventimiglia: nuova tragedia dell’immigrazione, giovane rimane folgorato sul tetto di un treno diretto in Francia

      Un altro tentativo di passare il confine di Ventimiglia si è trasformato in tragedia. E’ accaduto ieri sera poco prima della mezzanotte, nei pressi della stazione ferroviaria della città frontaliera.

      Un giovane, del quale al momento non si conoscono le generalità e nemmeno la nazionalità, è salito sul tetto di un treno diretto in Francia ed è entrato in contatto con i cavi dell’alta tensione che alimentano i convogli, rimanendo folgorato.

      E’ subito scattato l’allarme e, sul posto è intervenuto il personale medico del 118, i Vigili del Fuoco, un’ambulanza e gli agenti della Polizia Ferroviaria. Il traffico ferroviario è stato anche momentaneamente sospeso per consentire i soccorsi del giovane immigrato.

      Le cure dei medici sono andate avanti per diversi minuti ed il giovane è sopravvissuto. Le sue condizioni, secondo i primi riscontri medici, sono gravissime ma è stato comunque deciso il trasporto immediato al centro grandi ustionati di Pisa, dove è arrivato in nottata.

      http://www.sanremonews.it/2018/12/05/mobile/leggi-notizia/argomenti/cronaca/articolo/ventimiglia-nuova-tragedia-dellimmigrazione-giovane-rimane-folgorato-sul

    • 07.10.2016
      Frontière italienne : une jeune migrante meurt sur l’autoroute A8

      Une jeune fille faisant partie d’un groupe de migrants qui tentaient de gagner la France depuis Vintimille en Italie est morte percutée par un poids-lourds sur l’autoroute A8 à la frontière franco-italienne. La victime est une Erythréenne de 17 ans, selon le site italien Riviera24.it, qui diffuse des images de l’intervention des secours après l’accident.

      « La victime est une femme à ma connaissance. Quatre autres personnes, des femmes, ont été hospitalisées en état de choc à Bordighera mais ne sont pas blessées », a indiqué la police italienne de Vintimille. Le drame s’est produit « au niveau du tunnel de la Giraude, côté italien, un poids-lourd a percuté un migrant », a-t-on précisé au centre opérationnel de la gendarmerie de Nice.

      Ils prennent tous les risques

      Début septembre, un jeune Africain avait été retrouvé mort sous un viaduc autoroutier près de Menton, dans le même secteur, et une enquête a été ouverte pour déterminer s’il a pu se tuer après avoir paniqué à la vue d’une patrouille de gendarmes et enjambé la glissière de sécurité.

      Vintimille est un cul-de-sac pour les migrants africains en route pour la France. L’Italie, notamment l’ONG catholique Caritas et la Croix-Rouge, continuent d’apporter une aide humanitaire. Les opérations de police se multiplient aussi.

      Les migrants prennent des risques importants pour gagner l’Hexagone, par la montagne, l’autoroute ou le train tout en tentant d’échapper aux contrôles. Plus de 24 000 migrants ont été interpellés depuis janvier dans les Alpes-Maritimes, selon le dernier décompte de la préfecture fin septembre.

      http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/frontiere-italienne-une-jeune-migrante-meurt-sur-l-autoroute-a8-07-10-201

    • C’était 1995...
      #Sospel : un mort, le Gisti seul coupable

      Traverser une frontière pour demander l’asile politique peut, aux termes de la convention de Genève, se faire sans titre de circulation ni de séjour. Ce n’est cependant pas sans risque. Un enfant l’a appris à ses dépens, en 1995 : il est mort sous les balles d’un policier. Accident ? Bavure ? Le policier a été acquitté. Le Gisti, qui avait dénoncé les excès de la surveillance aux frontières, a, lui, été condamné.
      Coups de feu mortels sur des demandeurs d’asile

      Il faisait beau sans doute, et la nuit devait être étoilée sur les Alpes quand, le 20 août 1995 vers 3h30 du matin, quarante-deux Tziganes du Monténégro (l’autre composante, avec la Serbie, de la République fédérale de Yougoslavie), dont dix-huit mineurs, franchissent la frontière franco-italienne dans quatre véhicules.

      Échappés d’une guerre que les accords de Dayton gèleront seulement dans quelques mois, enfin à l’abri de la ségrégation et des mauvais traitements qui frappent les Tziganes dans leur pays, peut-être goûtaient-ils les charmes d’une paisible nuit estivale de montagne. En faction sur le bord de la petite route sinueuse, près du col de Brouis, à une dizaine de kilomètres de l’Italie, deux policiers de la Direction centrale du contrôle de l’immigration et de la lutte contre l’emploi clandestin (Diccilec, ex-Police de l’air et des frontières) veillent. Les deux premiers véhicules des Tziganes — un Combi Volkswagen immatriculé aux Pays-Bas suivi d’une Passat immatriculée en ex-Yougoslavie — défilent devant les policiers sans s’arrêter. Le sous-brigadier Christian Carenco tire alors trois coups de son fusil à pompe sur l’arrière de la voiture. L’enquête établira qu’il fait feu « à environ 1,80 mètre de la Passat ». Une balle en caoutchouc d’abord, puis deux balles Brennecke utilisées pour la chasse aux sangliers. Ça doit encore sentir la poudre quand les deux derniers véhicules du convoi passent à leur tour sans être interceptés.

      Au petit matin, le médecin de Sospel, petite commune des environs, avertit la gendarmerie qu’on lui a amené un enfant ensanglanté. Il est mort de ses blessures. Todor Bogdanovic avait sept ans. Il dormait à l’arrière de la voiture visée.

      Sans un mot de regret, le préfet explique aussitôt que « le département [des Alpes-Maritimes] est un lieu de passage très fréquenté par les clandestins. Depuis le début de l’année, les policiers ont arrêté 120 passeurs, alors que 8 664 personnes en situation irrégulière, toutes nationalités confondues, ont été reconduites à la frontière ». Tout est donc pour le mieux dans le meilleur des mondes policiers. Ce que confirme le ministre de la justice de l’époque, Jacques Toubon, pour lequel le tir au fusil à pompe sur les Tziganes est « un travail qui a été fait par les policiers normalement ». Todor Bogdanovic a eu ce qu’il méritait.

      Tel n’est pas l’avis du Gisti. Au risque calculé de troubler la quiétude estivale, il ne peut tolérer que la mort du petit Todor passe inaperçue.

      Dès le 21 août, il publie un communiqué dans lequel il observe qu’à en croire les pouvoirs publics, « il paraît presque normal d’ouvrir le feu sur toute voiture qui ne s’arrêterait pas à l’occasion d’un contrôle ». « Assisterions-nous, en cette circonstance, s’interroge le Gisti, à l’éclosion d’une nouvelle pratique administrative autorisant parfois la DICCILEC et la police en général à abattre les étrangers supposés clandestins quand il ne se prêtent pas docilement à leur interpellation ? »

      Après avoir dénoncé les « trésors d’imagination » dépensés, de façon générale, par les douaniers, les policiers et les préfectures « pour éviter d’enregistrer les demandes d’asile présentées par des arrivants démunis de papiers » et observé que « la France compte moins de 20 000 exilés d’ex-Yougoslavie sur son territoire, alors que l’Allemagne en accueille plus de 350 000 », le Gisti se demande, pour finir : « La France ne fait-elle pas le jeu du gouvernement serbe en plaçant des snippers [sic] sur la route de leur exil ? ».

      Dans les heures qui suivent le drame, les Tziganes de Sospel manifestent la volonté de demander l’asile à la France.

      Ceci n’empêche pas l’administration de notifier des arrêtés de reconduite à la frontière (APRF) aux dix-huit adultes du groupe en invitant simplement l’Office français de protection des réfugiés et apatrides (OFPRA) à examiner en urgence leur requête du statut de réfugié. Avec complaisance, l’Office se met au travail.

      Avant même d’avoir communiqué sa décision aux intéressés, le directeur de l’OFPRA fait savoir au tribunal administratif de Nice, qui s’en prévaut le 24 août pour refuser d’annuler les APRF, que les demandes d’asile seront rejetées, notamment parce que les Tziganes ne sont pas bosniaques mais serbes et que le Sandzac — leur région d’origine — ne serait pas affecté par la guerre. La belle affaire !

      Le Gisti n’a pas beaucoup de mal à retrouver un document tout frais (31 janvier 1995) du Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), selon lequel « la situation des Musulmans du Sandzak n’a cessé de se détériorer au cours des six derniers mois [...]. Des rapports font état de torture », précise-t-il, avant de conclure que « le HCR continue de penser que l’éligibilité des demandeurs d’asile originaires du Kosovo et du Sandzak doit être évaluée au cas par cas » et qu’il y a « impérative nécessité » à procéder à « un examen très attentif des demandes individuelles au cours d’une procédure complète et équitable ».

      L’OFPRA n’en a que faire, pas plus que d’autres rapports, articles et témoignages édifiants que le Gisti se procure en quelques heures de recherches [1]. Les demandes d’asile sont rejetées, et les Tziganes refoulés en Italie. Le 26 août, le Gisti s’insurge contre cette exécution administrative dans un communique intitulé « Tous les dés étaient pipés », tandis que l’Association nationale d’assistance aux frontières pour les étrangers (ANAFÉ) constate « Un mort et dix-huit reconduits à la frontière : la dérive de la politique d’immigration ».

      De toute évidence, nous avons eu raison trop tôt puisque, le 2 juin 1997, le Conseil d’état annulera à la fois les APRF pour excès de pouvoir et le jugement du tribunal administratif de Nice.

      Sur le plan pénal, après une enquête menée par l’Inspection générale de la police nationale, le parquet a ouvert une information judiciaire qui a abouti, dès le 21 août 1995, à la mise en examen de Christian Carenco pour « coups et blessures volontaires ayant entraîné la mort sans intention de la donner ».

      Juste après les faits, le procureur de la République adjoint de Nice avait déclaré : « on ne peut pas accréditer la thèse de la légitime défense sans réserve. Il y a présomption d’utilisation d’une arme à feu dans des conditions qui peuvent paraître anormales... D’après les premiers éléments de l’enquête de l’IGPN, il semble qu’il y a eu des coups de feu intempestifs ».

      Mais, six mois plus tard, le juge d’instruction conclut à un non-lieu. Saisie en appel, la chambre d’accusation d’Aix-en-Provence renvoie, quant à elle, le 18 décembre 1997, le policier devant la cour d’assises des Alpes-Maritimes, tout en déclarant irrecevables les constitutions de parties civiles de la Cimade, de France Terre d’asile, de la Ligue des droits de l’homme et du Gisti, qui entendaient ainsi éviter l’enterrement de l’affaire [2].

      Christian Carenco s’étant pourvu en cassation contre son renvoi devant la cour d’assises, les associations ont également formé un pourvoi. Ces pourvois ont été rejetés par la Cour de cassation et l’affaire a été renvoyée devant la Cour d’assises.
      Plainte pour diffamation contre le Gisti

      Quant au Gisti, dont des extraits du communiqué ont été repris par l’Agence France Presse, il est poursuivi en diffamation. Le ministre de l’intérieur a, en effet, déposé plainte, le 5 septembre 1995, contre la présidente, responsable ès-qualités, pour diffamation publique envers une administration publique, estimant que les propos reproduits par l’AFP contiennent des allégations portant atteinte à l’honneur et à la considération de la police nationale.

      L’affaire vient devant la 17e Chambre correctionnelle du tribunal de grande instance de Paris, le 2 mai 1997. Henri Leclerc assure la défense de Danièle Lochak. Alfred Grosser est cité comme témoin.

      L’audience est l’occasion de refaire le procès de Sospel, mais aussi, de façon plus inattendue, d’entendre célébrer les louanges du Gisti, y compris par le représentant du ministère public, qui rend hommage au travail accompli par l’association, utile et nécessaire car civique, et qui reconnaît sa légitimité à intervenir dans cette histoire dramatique qu’on ne peut pas considérer comme un incident sans gravité.

      Le jugement reprend à son compte ces éloges : « le Gisti mène, pour la défense des droits de l’homme, une action salutaire et reconnue par tous et le soutien que cette association apporte particulièrement aux travailleurs immigrés et aux réfugiés est d’autant plus méritoire qu’il s’effectue, de nos jours, dans un climat politique et social difficile ».

      Le tribunal n’en estime pas moins que le délit de diffamation est constitué — par l’emploi des termes « purification ethnique » et « snipper » — et condamne la présidente du Gisti à 5 000 F d’amende.

      Les arguments de la défense n’ont donc pas été entendus. Ils consistaient, pour l’essentiel, à soutenir :

      que la police n’était mise en cause qu’indirectement par le communiqué, en tant qu’instrument d’une politique gouvernementale critiquable, de sorte que ses membres ne pouvaient se sentir diffamés ;

      que le caractère particulièrement dramatique et révoltant de l’affaire justifiait, de la part d’une organisation qui défend les droits de l’homme et entend alerter l’opinion publique lorsqu’ils sont violés, une expression particulièrement véhémente de son indignation ;

      que les poursuites reposaient sur un texte dont on pouvait se demander s’il était conforme à l’article 10 de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme qui n’admet de limites à la liberté d’expression que lorsque celles-ci sont nécessaires, dans une société démocratique, à la protection de la sécurité nationale, à la défense de l’ordre, ou à la réputation d’autrui.

      L’affaire est venue en appel devant la 11e Chambre des appels correctionnels en novembre 1997. La cour a confirmé le jugement de première instance mais a considéré « qu’eu égard aux circonstances de l’espèce il convient de faire une application particulièrement modérée de la loi » : elle a donc condamné la présidente du Gisti à 1 000 F d’amende avec sursis.

      https://www.gisti.org/spip.php?article3477

    • Ventimiglia, cadavere recuperato in mare vicino al porto: è di un migrante

      Ventimiglia. Il corpo senza vita di un migrante, probabilmente di origine nordafricana, è stato recuperato ieri pomeriggio dalla Capitaneria di Porto sulla parte esterna della diga foranea del costruendo porto di Ventimiglia. Il cadavere si trovava incagliato tra gli scogli a circa 3 metri di profondità.

      Il migrante, di cui al momento non si conosce ancora l’identità, sarebbe morto annegato, probabilmente dopo una caduta dalla diga. Al momento è esclusa l’ipotesi di morte violenta. Sulla base di una prima ispezione del corpo, compiuta ieri dal medico legale, il pm ha infatti liberato la salma, ritenendo più probabile che il migrante sia scivolato in acqua accidentalmente.

      A dare l’allarme è stato il bagnino di un vicino stabilimento balneare che, a bordo di una piccola imbarcazione, ha avvistato il corpo sul fondale intorno alle 13 di ieri e avvertito la capitaneria. Quando il cadavere è stato recuperato, era ancora in rigor mortis: segno che il decesso era avvenuto da poco tempo. La vittima indossava ancora i vestiti, ma non aveva documenti. Il corpo si trova ora all’obitorio di Bordighera.

      https://www.riviera24.it/2018/09/ventimiglia-cadavere-recuperato-in-mare-vicino-al-porto-e-di-un-migrante-5

  • Le numéro 1, un très beau numéro de la revue
    #Nunatak , Revue d’histoires, cultures et #luttes des #montagnes...

    Sommaire :

    Une sensation d’étouffement/Aux frontières de l’Iran et de l’Irak/Pâturages et Uniformes/La Banda Baudissard/
    À ceux qui ne sont responsables de rien/Des plantes dans l’illégalité/Conga no va !/Mundatur culpa labore

    La revue est disponible en pdf en ligne (https://revuenunatak.noblogs.org/numeros), voici l’adresse URL pour télécharger le numéro 1 :
    https://revuenunatak.noblogs.org/files/2017/03/Nunatak1HiverPrintemps2017.pdf

    Je mettrai ci-dessous des mots-clés et citations des articles...

  • Counter-mapping: cartography that lets the powerless speak | Science | The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2018/mar/06/counter-mapping-cartography-that-lets-the-powerless-speak

    Sara is a 32-year-old mother of four from Honduras. After leaving her children in the care of relatives, she travelled across three state borders on her way to the US, where she hoped to find work and send money home to her family. She was kidnapped in Mexico and held captive for three months, and was finally released when her family paid a ransom of $190.

    Her story is not uncommon. The UN estimates that there are 258 million migrants in the world. In Mexico alone, 1,600 migrants are thought to be kidnapped every month. What is unusual is that Sara’s story has been documented in a recent academic paper that includes a map of her journey that she herself drew. Her map appears alongside four others – also drawn by migrants. These maps include legends and scales not found on orthodox maps – unnamed river crossings, locations of kidnapping and places of refuge such as a “casa de emigrante” where officials cannot enter. Since 2011, such shelters have been identified by Mexican law as “spaces of exception”.

    #cartographie_radicale #contre_cartographie #cartographie_participative #cartoexperiment

  • Message de @isskein :
    procès de Scott Warren - délit de solidarité aux USA

    29 mai premier jour du procès de #Scott_Warren, membre du groupe #No_More_Deaths qui aide les migrants perdus dans le désert d’Arizona, arrêté le 17 janvier 2018
    il est accusé de « complot criminel de transport et d’hébergement de migrants illégaux » pour avoir hébergé deux migrants dans une grange. Il risque 20 ans de prison.

    à l’été 2017 9 volontaires de No More Deaths, la plupart ne venant pas d’#Arizona, laissent des bidons d’#eau dans le désert ; ils sont accusés d’utilisation frauduleuse de véhicule et d’abandon de possessions - bref de jeter des ordures - dans une réserve fédérale, délits susceptibles d’un maximum de 6 mois
    Scott Warren a été arrêté peu après la publication d’un rapport documentant des abus de la U.S. Border Patrol.
    https://theintercept.com/2018/01/23/no-more-deaths-arizona-border-littering-charges-immigration (article de 2018 ne mentionnant alors que des peines de 5 ans)

    #désert #mourir_dans_le_désert #mourir_aux_frontières #frontières #migrations #asile #réfugiés #USA #Etats-Unis #Mexique #procès #délit_de_solidarité #solidarité

    Plus sur le groupe No More Deaths sur seenthis :
    https://seenthis.net/tag/no_more_deaths

    Et #Scott_Warren est... géographe, « college geography instructor »

    • Extending ’Zero Tolerance’ To People Who Help Migrants Along The Border

      Arrests of people for harboring, sheltering, leaving food and water or otherwise protecting migrants have been on the rise since 2017, when then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to prioritize cases covered under the harboring statute.

      Scott Warren, a 36-year-old college geography instructor from Ajo, Ariz., works with a group called called No More Deaths or No Mas Muertes. The group’s volunteers leave water and food for migrants traversing the Arizona desert.

      Warren was arrested in 2017 and faces three felony counts including conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants. In its complaint, the government claims Warren was seen talking to two migrants who sheltered in Ajo. He denies being part of any sheltering plan.

      “It is scary to be intimidated like this and to be targeted but there really is no choice,” said Warren. He believes the government is violating his right to religious freedom by criminalizing his spiritual belief that mandates he help people in distress.

      “For the government, it’s kind of been an expansion of the interpretation of what it means to harbor,” he suggested.

      The stretch of desert near Ajo can be deadly. The Pima County Medical Examiner has documented 250 migrant deaths in the area since 2001. In the same time frame, thousands have died of dehydration and exposure in the Arizona borderlands.

      “It is life or death here. And a decision not to give somebody food or or water could lead to that person dying,” Warren said.

      ’Can I be compassionate?’

      Nine and half hours away by car from Ajo, in the west Texas town of Marfa, another case is unfolding that pits the government against a four-time elected city and county attorney, Teresa Todd.

      She is under investigation for human smuggling after stopping to help three migrants alongside the road at night in February, 2019.

      “I see a young man in a white shirt. He runs out toward the road where I am,” Todd recounted. She says the man was pleading for assistance. “I can’t just leave this guy on the side of the road. I have to go see if I can help.”

      The young man told Todd that his sister, 18-year-old Esmeralda, was in trouble.

      “I mean, she can hardly walk, she’s very dazed,” recalled Todd.

      The migrants took shelter in Todd’s car while she called and texted a friend who is the legal counsel for the local U.S. Border Patrol, asking for advice. Before that friend could reply, a sheriff’s deputy showed up. The deputy called in the U.S. Border Patrol.

      An agent was soon reading Todd her Miranda rights. Eight days later, a Department of Homeland Security investigator accompanied by a Texas Ranger arrived at Todd’s office with a search warrant for her cellphone. Todd says she was told she’d have the phone back in a matter of hours.

      “It makes people have to question, ’Can I be compassionate’?”

      Todd’s phone was returned 53 days later.

      The sheriff of Presidio County, Danny Dominguez, whose deputy called the Border Patrol, defended the action against Todd. He said anyone with undocumented migrants in their car risks arrest.

      A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the western district of Texas declined comment on Todd’s case.

      Todd is unrepentant: “I feel like I did the right thing. I don’t feel I did anything wrong.”

      Speaking by phone from the migrant detention center in Sierra Blanca, Texas, Esmeralda said of Todd, “I’m really grateful to her.” She said doctors told her she was on the brink of death by the time she got to the hospital.

      Figures confirmed to NPR by TRAC, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, show that in fiscal year 2018 there were more than 4,500 people federally charged for bringing in and harboring migrants. That is a more than 30% increase since 2015, with the greatest rise coming after Sessions’ order to prioritize harboring cases.

      “With these prosecutions, the government is saying, ’we’re extending our zero tolerance policy to Good Samaritans,’” said Ranjana Natarajan, director of the Civil Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. “People shouldn’t be helping migrants even if they might be at threat of death.”

      Accused of human smuggling

      Ana Adlerstein, a U.S. citizen and volunteer at a Mexican migrant shelter, has her own story to tell. Earlier this month, Adlerstein accompanied a migrant seeking asylum from Sonora, Mexico to the U.S. border crossing at Lukeville, Ariz. Adlerstein was present to observe the process. Instead, she says she was detained by Customs and Border Protection officers for several hours.

      “I was accused of human smuggling,” she stated.

      Border officials had been forewarned that a migrant seeking asylum was coming that day, accompanied by a U.S. citizen. Under current law, once a migrant steps onto U.S. soil, he or she can request asylum.

      “If that’s not how you’re supposed to seek asylum at a port of entry, how are you supposed to seek asylum in this country?” Adlerstein asked.

      U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined comment on Adlerstein’s specific claims. In an email, a CBP spokesperson added:

      “All persons entering the country, including U.S. citizens, are subject to examination and search. CBP uses diverse factors to refer individuals for selected examinations and there are instances when this process may take longer than normal. CBP is committed to ensuring the agency is able to execute its missions while protecting the human rights, civil rights, and dignity of those with whom we come in contact.”

      Adlerstein has not been charged but has received subsequent calls from a DHS investigator.

      In Texas, Teresa Todd is waiting to find out if she will be indicted for human smuggling.

      As for Scott Warren, he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on all three felony counts, a prospect he can’t even contemplate.

      https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/725716169/extending-zero-tolerance-to-people-who-help-migrants-along-the-border?t=1559201
      #statistiques #chiffres

    • Scott Warren Provided Food & Water to Migrants in Arizona; He Now Faces Up to 20 Years in Prison

      An Arizona humanitarian aid volunteer goes to trial today for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. If convicted, Scott Warren could spend up to 20 years in prison. Warren, an activist with the Tucson-based No More Deaths, is charged with three felony counts of allegedly “harboring” undocumented immigrants. For years, No More Deaths and other humanitarian aid groups in southern Arizona have left water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert, where the temperature often reaches three digits during summer, to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border. Warren was arrested on January 17, 2018, just hours after No More Deaths released a report detailing how U.S. Border Patrol agents had intentionally destroyed more than 3,000 gallons of water left out for migrants crossing the border. The group also published a video showing border agents dumping out jugs of water in the desert. Hours after the report was published, authorities raided the Barn, a No More Deaths aid camp in Ajo, where they found two migrants who had sought temporary refuge. We speak with Scott Warren and his fellow No More Deaths volunteer and activist Catherine Gaffney in Tucson.

      https://www.democracynow.org/2019/5/29/scott_warren_provided_food_water_to

    • Daily Trial Updates

      Day 3 – June 3, 2019

      We began the day with a powerful press conference featuring immigrant justice advocates from across the country. Patty Miller (Arivaca, AZ,) spoke on behalf of People Helping People in the Border Zone and the Rural Border Communities Coalition, followed by James Cordero and Jacqueline Arellano from Border Angeles (San Diego), Ravi Ragbir of the New Sanctuary Coalition (NYC) and Kaji Douša, Senior Pastor at The Park Avenue Christian Church in Manhattan.
      The prosecution continued to build their “case” against Scott, spending most of the day playing video recordings of the testimony given by the two undocumented Central American men–José and Kristian–who were arrested with Scott. (Note we will be using only the first names of deposed witnesses to respect privacy).
      Prosecutors attempted to erase the hardships experienced by undocumented people crossing the borderlands. One of the two witnesses, Kristian, testified that he had been traveling since October 4th, 2017 from his home in El Salvador. By the time of the arrest, he had been traveling for over three months and walking in the desert for two days. This is very different from the government narrative which claims the men were traveling for mere hours before they encountered help.
      During their journey, José and Kristian experienced the routine and deadly Border Patrol apprehension method known as chase and scatter–a practice in which Border Patrol agents pursue migrants in vehicles, on foot, or in helicopters, forcing them to scatter into the desert. In the chaos, the two men lost their belongings, including “food and two gallons of water.” The No More Deaths Abuse Documentation Working Group has provided extensive documentation of the lethal impacts of this deadly apprehension method in our report series, The Disappeared.
      José and Kristian testified that after arriving at the Barn, Scott gave them food, water, blankets and a place to rest. There was no evidence that Scott made any plans to transport them, hide them from law enforcement, or instruct them on how to evade any Border Patrol checkpoints.
      Border Patrol Forensic Phone Analyst Rogelio Velasco gave a rundown of the contents of Scott Warren’s phone–he summarized 14,000 pages of emails and texts into a one page report. One part of his analysis showed the day José and Kristian arrived at the barn, Scott called a nurse and a doctor on the No More Deaths medical team. When asked why Velasco didn’t review the myriad other emails and texts discussing Scott’s humanitarian work, he replied, “I was looking for elements of criminality. If it wasn’t relevant then I skipped it.”

      Day 2 – May 30, 2019

      We began the day with Pastor Allison Harrington of Southside Presbyterian Church sharing the poem “Imagine the Angels of Bread” by Martin Espada along with a morning prayer.
      Court opened with Border Patrol Agent John Marquez being cross-examined by the defense. He made it abundantly clear that he relied on racial profiling to determine the two men at the barn were migrants, claiming “they matched the description” of two migrants BP was looking for. However, when pressed by the defense, Agent Marquez admitted that he did not know whether they were “short, tall, fat, skinny, bearded, young, old, or even male.” He stated “In my experience, they appeared to be “Other Than Mexican.”
      Agent Marquez also stated that January 17, 2018 was the first time Border Patrol agents in Ajo set up surveillance at the Barn. This happened just hours after No More Deaths released a report called The Disappeared Part 2: Interference on Humanitarian and video of agents destroying humanitarian aid supplies.
      Second to take the stand was Border Patrol Agent Brendan Burns, who was the one who first referred to the migrants as “toncs”.
      According to Agent Burns, when he approached the Barn that day, defendant Scott Warren told him that it was private property and a humanitarian aid space. He also asked the Agents to leave the property. Burns ignored him because, according to his surveillance, “the aliens didn’t appear to be in need of humanitarian aid.” When asked by the defense whether he has any medical credentials, the agent admitted to having none.
      Five days after the arrests, a search warrant was issued for the Barn. Evidence seized included a receipt for a cherry coke, banana nut muffin and chips, a fridge note saying “bagels from flagstaff!” and a list of supplies for a camping trip.

      Day 1 – May 29, 2019

      After a moving press conference in the morning, a jury was selected of 15 people — 12 jurors and 3 alternates.
      In his opening argument this afternoon, US Attorney Nathaniel Walters claimed that “this case is not about humanitarian aid,” urging jurors to ignore the realities of death and disappearance happening in the desert surrounding Ajo, Arizona.
      The prosecution’s entire case for the charge of “conspiracy to harbor and transport” undocumented migrants appeared to hinge on the fact that two undocumented men arrived at the Barn, “and then Scott showed up” a few hours later.
      The prosecution also harped on the fact that the men had “eaten food” prior to arriving at the Barn, apparently arguing that because the two men split one burrito after walking for two days through the desert, they were not in need of food or water
      Lawyers for the defense firmly asserted in their opening arguments that this case IS about humanitarian aid, and that Scott’s actions must be understood as a part of his deep knowledge of suffering throughout the desert and commitment to working to end it. “Scott intended one thing: to provide basic human kindness in the form of humanitarian aid.”
      The government also argued that Scott was pointing out known landmarks to the two migrants. “Defendant appeared to be pointing out different features, lots of hand motions. I could not hear them but there were hand gestures, up and down, in wave motions, rolling hills, pointing to known points of interest.” However, as the defense firmly stated “orientation is just as much of a human right as is food, water, and shelter.” In the context of death and disappearance in the desert, knowing where you are can save your life.
      The government called their first witness, Border Patrol Agent John Marquez. Marquez testified to setting up surveillance on the Barn on January 17, 2018 and seeing Scott speaking with two men, who he presumed were undocumented based on “ill-fitting clothing” and the fact that they were “scanning the horizon.” No evidence was presented that Scott intended to hide or conceal anyone. Judge Collins called an end to the day before the defense’s cross-examination of Marquez.


      http://forms.nomoredeaths.org/dailytrialupdates
      #procès

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      Trial continued this afternoon with video testimony from José, the other material witness arrested with Scott, who confirmed that he and Kristian were both hungry, cold, and very tired when they arrived at the barn.

      José also described their experience of being scattered by the #BorderPatrol, and how most of the men in his group had to stop walking because they were so beat up from spending just one day in the desert.

      Chase and scatter is just one of the deadly apprehension tactics used by BP which result in increased numbers of deaths and disappearances. “Prevention through Deterrence” is the name of the overall strategy of pushing migrants deep into the desert.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Ux__uVfNA

      https://twitter.com/NoMoreDeaths/status/1135690665399017473

    • In Scott Warren’s No More Deaths Trial, Prosecutors Attempt to Paint a Web of Conspiracy

      For nearly a year and a half, U.S. government prosecutors in Arizona have sought to make an example out of Scott Warren. The 36-year-old geographer and border-based humanitarian aid volunteer was arrested with two undocumented migrants on January 17, 2018, and accused of providing the men with food, water, and a place to sleep over three days. A month later, a grand jury indicted him on two counts of harboring and one count of conspiracy, bringing the total amount time he could spend in prison — if convicted on all counts and sentenced to consecutive terms — to 20 years.

      Warren’s trial began in Tucson on Wednesday, marking the start of the most consequential prosecution of an American humanitarian aid provider in at least a decade. On Monday, assistant U.S. attorneys Anna Wright and Nathaniel J. Walters, who together have spearheaded an aggressive and controversial prosecutorial campaign against immigrant rights defenders in the Sonoran Desert, called their final witness to the stand.

      Over three and a half days of testimony, the prosecutors presented the jury with two Border Patrol agents who arrested Warren, a third who examined his phone, and some three hours of video-taped testimony from the young migrants he was arrested with, recorded before their deportations. The arresting agents provided little information beyond the bare facts of their operation as it unfolded, while the agent who testified about phone evidence seemed to paint a more incriminating picture of a man who was not charged in the case than he did of Warren. The migrants who were held as the government’s material witnesses described Warren as a figure who was hardly present during their short time in the U.S., beyond giving them permission to eat, sleep, and drink at a property he did not own, after they showed up with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

      The conspiracy charge in particular has cast an ominous pall over Warren’s case. As a prosecutorial tool, conspiracy charges can afford government attorneys sweeping powers in criminal cases. While the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona was secretive about the nature of its theory of conspiracy with respect to Warren following his grand jury indictment, The Intercept revealed last month that the government considered Irineo Mujica, a prominent immigrants right advocate, a co-conspirator in the case. A dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, Mujica is the head of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, an immigrant rights organization known for its role in organizing the migrant caravans that have drawn President Trump’s outrage. He also operates a migrant shelter south of Ajo, the unincorporated community where Warren lives and works.

      In opening arguments last week, Walters confirmed that the government considered Mujica a key figure in Warren’s alleged offenses. “They were in contact with Irineo Mujica,” the prosecutor told the jury, referring to 23-year-old Kristian Perez-Villanueva and 20-year-old Jose Arnaldo Sacaria-Goday, the Central American migrants, from El Salvador and Honduras, respectively, whom Warren was arrested with. Not only that, Walters said, Mujica had driven the pair to “the Barn,” a property used by humanitarian volunteers operating in the area. Warren’s relationship to Mujica was that of a “shared acquaintance,” Walters said, and cellphone evidence would show that the two were in contact before the migrants arrived at the Barn.

      Mujica declined to comment for this story and has not been charged with a crime.

      On Monday afternoon, Rogelio Velasco, a Border Patrol agent in the Tucson sector’s intelligence unit, testified about the government’s telephonic evidence, describing how his work excavating cellphones is used to support the agency’s high-priority cases, often executed by its plainclothes “Disrupt” units. “We try to look for bigger cases where more people are involved,” he testified. Warren was arrested by a Disrupt unit.

      Wright and Walters’ interest in Warren and the humanitarian groups he volunteers with, particularly the faith-based organization No More Deaths, began in 2017, when the assistant U.S. attorneys brought federal misdemeanor charges against several members of the group — Warren included — for leaving water and other humanitarian aid supplies on public lands where migrants routinely die. Velasco explained how, after Warren’s arrest, the prosecutors directed him to focus on particular date ranges and communications included in Warren’s phone and a phone carried by Perez-Villanueva.

      As the Border Patrol agent carried out the prosecutors’ request, he said he found a series of communications between Perez-Villanueva and Mujica, beginning in December 2017 and extending through January 2018, when he and Sacaria-Goday, along with Warren, were arrested in Ajo. According to Velasco’s testimony, the messages showed that when the young migrants entered the U.S. on January 14, Perez-Villanueva texted Mujica, “We’re here.” To which Mujica replied, “I’m on my way.”

      The government’s efforts to tie alleged illegal activity between Mujica and Warren appeared to begin after Warren was taken into custody. Four months after Warren was indicted, Jarrett L. Lenker, a supervisory Border Patrol agent in the Tucson sector intelligence unit, submitted a search warrant affidavit for Warren’s iPhone, first uncovered by the Arizona Daily Star and obtained by The Intercept.

      Mujica was a central figure in Lenker’s affidavit. The Border Patrol agent described “a total of 16 phone calls or WhatsApp messages” exchanged between Perez-Villanueva and Mujica in the month before his arrest. Lenker’s affidavit also revealed that, through subpoenas, law enforcement identified two phone numbers “associated with Warren’s Verizon account” following his arrest: one belonging to Warren and the other belonging to his partner.

      In his testimony Monday, Velasco said that Mujica was a contact in Warren’s phone, and that the two had communications up through January 11, six days before his arrest. Warren also sent Mujica’s contact information to another person in his phone in the summer of 2017, Velasco testified.

      Following Velasco’s testimony, the prosecution called Border Patrol agent Brendan Burns, one of the Disrupt unit members principally involved in Warren’s arrest, to the witness stand. Burns described an incident a week after Warren’s arrest, in which Mujica was pulled over at a Border Patrol checkpoint outside Ajo. He drove to the scene and observed that Mujica’s van was the same vehicle featured in a selfie Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday took after they made it to the U.S. Inside the van were a number of items associated with illegal border crossings, Burns testified, including water jugs and foreign identification cards. The same incident was also described in Lenker’s affidavit, which noted that the ID cards belonged to individuals who had been removed from the U.S. Lenker also recounted an incident the following month, in which Mujica was again stopped at the same Border Patrol checkpoint and his passenger was arrested for being in the country illegally.

      Burns acknowledged having seen the photos of Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday in Mujica’s vehicle prior to his encounter with Mujica, and his knowledge that the vehicle belonged to Mujica. He testified that he did not, however, ask Mujica about the two young migrants, nor their alleged conspiracy with Scott Warren, nor did he place him under arrest.

      In opening statements last week, defense attorney Greg Kuykendall acknowledged that Warren had been in contact with Mujica days before his arrest, and that was because Mujica had information about a dead body outside Ajo. The remains of roughly 3,000 people have been recovered in the Arizona desert since 2000, the grim consequence of a government policy that deliberately funnels migrants into the most lethal areas of the U.S.-Mexico border. Since 2014, Warren has brought together a network of humanitarian groups working to confront the loss of life in the state’s deadliest region, the so-called west desert. Those efforts have yielded a historic increase in the number of bodies and human remains accounted for in the area.

      On cross examination Monday, Kuykendall zeroed in on the evidence Velasco’s examination of Warren’s phone had uncovered. The defense attorney first established, with Velasco’s admission, that there were no communications recorded between Perez-Villanueva and Warren (Sacaria-Goday tossed his phone while the pair were in the desert). He then focused on Warren’s communications with Mujica.

      “Are you aware that Scott and Irineo are involved in humanitarian aid efforts?” Kuykendall asked.

      “I think I might’ve heard something,” Velasco replied. “But I’m not exactly sure.”

      (Warren’s humanitarian aid work was noted in both internal Border Patrol reports and news accounts before and after his arrest — he and Mujica were featured in a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series in 2017 detailing their efforts to find dead and lost migrants in the desert.)

      Velasco admitted that he had no idea what Warren and Mujica discussed the week before Warren’s arrest, nor had he taken note of what Warren had Googled as soon as the pair got off the phone. Kuykendall informed the jury that those searches included information on backcountry areas south of Ajo, a news report on a humanitarian group conducting search and rescue operations in the region, and the English translation of a Spanish word for scratches. Following the Google searches, Kuykendall told the jury, Warren called Dr. Norma Price, a physician who has long provided medical advice to No More Deaths volunteers.

      Kuykendall questioned Velasco about his testimony regarding Warren’s communications with a woman named “Susannah.” Velasco admitted that he did not know who Susannah was and that he “saw nothing that directly suggested” she and Warren were communicating about criminal activity. Instead, he testified, they were messaging one another about “providing water in different areas.” Moving along, Kuykendall asked if Velasco was aware that Perez-Villanueva worked for Mujica while staying at his shelter in Mexico — a potential explanation for their repeated communications in the winter of 2017. Velasco appeared uncertain, and acknowledged that from January 10 to the afternoon of January 14, when the migrants arrived in Ajo, there were no communications between Perez-Villanueva and Mujica.

      “When he was crossing I didn’t come up with any messages,” Velasco testified.

      In opening arguments last week, Kuykendall explained how, in the days leading up to his arrest, Warren spent his time training new humanitarian volunteers, assisting sheriff’s deputies in the search for a body, and performing his duties as a new instructor at Tohono O’odham Community College, a school for residents of the Native American reservation outside Ajo. In early January 2018, five new No More Deaths volunteers had arrived in Ajo. As the local expert, it was up to Warren to show them the ropes and familiarize them with the organization’s protocols — protocols, Kuykendall said, that are intended to ensure the group’s work is “effective, responsible, and legal.”

      On Thursday, January 11, Warren was at home when Mujica called to inform him about the human remains he had heard about, Kuykendall said, noting that Warren had the experience and know-how to organize a grid search in the area. Efforts to coordinate a search were the extent of communications between Warren and Mujica, the defense attorney said. The following day, Warren took the new volunteers to a migrant shelter in Mexico, where they distributed “harm reduction” kits, consisting of chlorine to purify water, ointment for blisters, combs for removing cholla cactus spines, and lists of emergency numbers, including 911.

      “No More Deaths’ role is to reduce the harm,” Kuykendall told the jury, not to encourage people to cross a desert that has claimed thousands of lives.

      Warren spent much of the following weekend at home with the flu, Kuykendall said, coordinating rescue operations by phone and working to link up Pima County sheriff’s deputies with No More Deaths volunteers in the field. Warren’s responsibilities involved preparing new volunteers, operationally and emotionally, for the possibility of finding a dead body in the desert. On the night of Sunday, January 14, they also included making dinner for the new recruits at the Barn. Warren returned to the building with groceries that afternoon to find two young men — Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday — already inside.

      “Scott’s spooked,” Kuykendall said of Warren’s reaction.

      In the depositions played for the jury Monday, Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday described a harrowing journey through the desert that involved being chased by law enforcement and losing many of their supplies. Perez-Villanueva described fleeing problems in El Salvador and said that he had no intention to enter the U.S. until those problems cropped up in Mexico. The pair had crossed in a group of five but were quickly on their own, their companions slowed down by thorns in their feet. “Between the two of us, we made a good team,” Perez-Villanueva said. “We supported each other mutually.” The young men testified to crossing the desert and tossing their food and backpacks when they were chased by immigration agents. They eventually made it to a gas station outside Ajo, where “a gringo” drove them to second gas station in town.

      Neither of the migrants identified the man who then drove to the Barn, though Perez-Villanueva testified that the man told them not to describe his role in delivering them there, and that he honored that request. The pair let themselves in through an unlocked door. Warren arrived approximately 40 minutes later. “They tell him that they’re hungry,” Kuykendall told the jury. “They tell him that they’re thirsty. They tell him that they’re tired.”

      Warren grabbed a form No More Deaths uses to catalog medical evaluations of migrants encountered in the field, the defense attorney said. Warren, a certified wilderness first responder, found that Perez-Villanueva had blisters on his feet, a persistent cough, and signs of dehydration. Sacaria-Goday’s conditions were much the same, though he was also suffering from chest pain. In keeping with No More Deaths’ protocol, Warren called a nurse before starting dinner for the volunteers that were set to arrive — as well as their two new guests.

      “He gives food to hungry men,” Kuykendall told the jury. “They share a meal with the volunteers.”

      By phone, Dr. Price advised the two young migrants to stay off their feet for a couple days, to stay hydrated, and asked the volunteers to keep them under observation, Kuykendall told the jury. Warren came and went in the days that followed, as did other No More Deaths volunteers. “He hardly spent time there,” Sacaria-Goday testified. “I hardly spoke with him,” Perez-Villanueva said.

      On Tuesday, January 16, Warren had his first day teaching at the community college. The following day, he worked from home. A group of high school students were scheduled to visit the Barn that night. Warren pulled up to the Barn in the afternoon, Kuykendall said, as Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday were preparing to leave. The three spoke outside. Across a desert wash, two plainclothes Border Patrol agents were conducting “covert surveillance,” in the words of Walters, the government prosecutor.

      “Toncs at the barn,” agent Burns wrote in a group text, using a slang word for migrants known to reflect the sound a flashlight makes when it connects with a human skull.

      The lead agent on the arrest operation was John Marquez. In his testimony last week, Marquez’s narrative began the afternoon of Warren’s arrest, though he acknowledged doing a bit of “background research,” in Kuykendall’s words, on Warren before taking him into custody. In fact, texts messages The Intercept has previously reported upon show Marquez repeatedly communicating with local Fish and Wildlife agents about Warren’s whereabouts and No More Deaths’ humanitarian activity in the run-up to his arrest. In a report he filed after Warren was taken into custody, Marquez described him as a “recruiter” for the organization, who regularly comments publicly on immigration issues.

      Under questioning from the prosecution, Marquez highlighted hand gestures Warren allegedly made while standing outside with Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday as evidence that he was providing them directions north. Upon cross examination, however, he acknowledged that this apparently important detail was not included in his arrest report. Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday, meanwhile, both testified that Warren did not provide them directions for their journey. He never advised them to hide in the Barn, they said, and they were free to come and go as they pleased.

      Marquez and Burns descended on the Barn with backup provided by a law enforcement caravan that had mustered at a hotel down the road. Warren, Perez-Villanueva, and Sacaria-Goday were all placed under arrest. The migrants were held in government custody for several weeks before providing their testimony and being deported to their home countries.

      “There is one question in this case,” Kuykendall told the jury considering Warren’s actions in the days leading up to his arrest. “Did he intend to violate the law?” The government did not have the evidence to prove that he did, the defense attorney argued.

      “Scott intended one thing,” he said. “To provide basic human kindness in the form of humanitarian aid.”

      https://theintercept.com/2019/06/04/scott-warren-no-more-deaths-trial-conspiracy-phone

    • UN experts urge US authorities to drop charges against aid worker Scott Warren

      GENEVA (5 June 2019) – UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about criminal charges brought against Scott Warren, a U.S. citizen who works for an aid organisation providing water and medical aid to migrants in the Arizona desert.

      Warren’s trial began on 29 May 2019, and if found guilty he faces up to 20 years in jail.

      “Providing humanitarian aid is not a crime. We urge the US authorities to immediately drop all charges against Scott Warren,” the experts said.

      Warren, 36, lives in the desert town of Ajo, Arizona, where he helped to establish the organisation No More Deaths, which provides humanitarian assistance along migration routes. For the past 10 years, he has helped migrants and asylum seekers attempting to cross the Arizona - Mexican border through the Sonora desert.

      Border Control agents arrested the human rights defender on 17 January 2018 at “the Barn”, a humanitarian shelter in the Sonora Desert, while he was providing assistance to two undocumented migrants. His arrest came hours after the release of a report from No More Deaths which documented the implication of Border Control agents in the systematic destruction of humanitarian supplies, including water stores, and denounced a pattern of harassment, intimidation and surveillance against humanitarian aid workers.

      Warren faces charges on two counts of “harboring” migrants and one count of “conspiring to transport and harbor” migrants.

      Arizona has some of the deadliest migrant corridors along the US border, accounting for more than a third of more than 7,000 border deaths recorded by US authorities over the last two decades. The actual numbers are likely to be higher, given the remains of many of those who die are not recovered.

      “The vital and legitimate humanitarian work of Scott Warren and No More Deaths upholds the right to life and prevents the deaths of migrants and asylum seekers at the US-Mexican border,” said the UN experts.

      “The prosecution of Scott Warren represents an unacceptable escalation of existing patterns criminalising migrant rights defenders along the migrant caravan routes.”

      The experts are in contact with the U.S. authorities on the issues.

      https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24675&LangID=E

    • Judge declares mistrial in Tucson trial of aid volunteer accused of harboring migrants

      Jurors in the high-profile felony trial against Scott Warren — a humanitarian-aid volunteer charged with harboring two undocumented immigrants in southwestern Arizona — were unable to reach a verdict, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial in the case.

      U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins brought the 12-person jury into the Tucson federal courtroom on the afternoon of June 11, after they indicated for a second time that they were deadlocked on all three charges Warren faced.

      The judge dismissed the jury after each member told him that additional time deliberating would not result in a verdict.

      Collins scheduled a status conference on the trial for July 2, when prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona will decide whether to try Warren again before another jury.

      Prosecutors declined to comment after the judge dismissed the jury, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona has not responded to a request for comment.

      Warren, 36, a volunteer with the group No More Deaths, faced up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

      He’s accused of conspiring to transport two undocumented immigrants, Kristian Perez-Villanueva and Jose Arnaldo Sacaria-Goday, and of harboring them for several days in January 2018 in Ajo, Arizona.

      Speaking to reporters outside the federal courthouse, Warren acknowledged that he’d be back in court in a month’s time to learn if the legal case against him would continue.

      But he thanked his supporters who filled the courthouse to capacity on each of the seven days of testimony.

      “But the other men arrested with me that day, Jose Sacaria-Goday and Kristian Perez-Villanueva, have not received the outpouring of support that I have,” Warren said. “I do not know how they are doing now. But I desperately hope that they are safe.”

      Warren said that the need to provide humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border still is “as necessary” as ever.

      He pointed out that since his arrest on Jan. 17, 2018, the remains of 88 migrants were recovered from the Ajo corridor, a remote and notoriously rugged desert wilderness in southwestern Arizona.

      Greg Kuykendall, the lead attorney in his defense team, praised volunteers, such as Warren, for using their time and resources to help migrants in need.

      He declined to answer questions about the possibility of a retrial.

      “The government put on its best case, with the full force and countless resources, and 12 jurors could not agree with that case,” Kuykendall said. “We remain devoted today in our commitment to defend Scott’s lifelong devotion to providing humanitarian aid.”
      Volunteers say border humanitarian work will continue

      The hung jury in Warren’s felony trial follows the convictions of several other No More Deaths volunteers for carrying out humanitarian aid duties along protected wilderness areas along the Arizona border.

      In January, a federal judge in Tucson convicted four volunteers of misdemeanors for entering a wildlife refuge without a permit and dropping off food and water for migrants. He sentenced them to 15 months probation, ordered them to pay a fine of $150, and banned them from the refuge.

      The following month, four other No More Deaths volunteers pleaded guilty to a civil infraction of entering a wildlife refuge without a permit, and agreed to pay $280 in fines.

      Warren is also awaiting the outcome of a separate misdemeanor case brought against him for entering protected wilderness areas without a permit.

      Page Corich-Kleim, a longtime volunteer with No More Deaths, said despite these results, their work in providing humanitarian aid will continue along southwestern Arizona.

      “This evening, we have a group of volunteers driving out to Ajo to put water out,” she said. “So throughout this whole trial, we haven’t stopped doing our work and we’re not going to stop doing our work.”

      The jury began deliberations midday on Friday, after attorneys presented their closing arguments in Tucson federal court. But after nearly 15 hours of deliberations, they were unable to reach consensus on the three felony counts against Warren.

      The jurors first notified Collins late Monday afternoon that they were unable to reach a verdict in the case. But the judge asked them to try once again on Tuesday morning.

      But after deadlocking once again on Tuesday morning, Collins thanked them and dismissed them from jury duty.

      The jurors left the courthouse without speaking to the media.
      Prosecutors said Warren conspired to harbor migrants

      During the trial, prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona argued that the two migrants were in good health and did not need medical care when they showed up to a building known as “the Barn” on Jan. 14, 2018.

      The prosecutors argued that Warren had conspired with Irineo Mujica, a migrants-rights activist who runs a shelter in nearby Sonoyta, Mexico, to take in the two migrants and shield them from Border Patrol. They also alleged that the humanitarian aid was used as a “cover” to help them further their journey illegally into the United States.

      Agents arrested Warren, as well as Perez-Villanueva and Sacaria-Goday, during a Jan. 17, 2018, raid of the Barn, after they had set up surveillance of the area.

      Defense attorneys for Warren said he had no idea that the two men would be at the Barn when he arrived, and that he had followed the protocols No More Deaths had established to provide a medical assessment, as well as food, water, shelter and orientation to the two migrants.

      Warren’s intent was not to break the law, but rather to provide lifesaving aid, his attorneys said.

      https://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/border-issues/2019/06/11/scott-warren-verdict-aiding-undocumented-immigrants-on-us-mexico-border-no-more-deaths/1387036001

    • Jurors refuse to convict activist facing 20 years for helping migrants

      Jury could not reach a verdict against Scott Daniel Warren who was arrested in 2018 for giving migrants water, food and lodging.

      A US jury could not reach a verdict on Tuesday against a border activist who, defense attorneys say, was simply being kind by providing two migrants with water, food and lodging when he was arrested in early 2018.

      Scott Daniel Warren, a 36-year-old college geography instructor, was charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications for their work. He faced up to 20 years in prison.

      Prosecutors maintained the men were not in distress and Warren conspired to transport and harbor them at a property used for providing aid to migrants in an Arizona town near the US-Mexico border.

      The case played out as humanitarian groups say they are coming under increasing scrutiny under Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies.

      Outside the courthouse, Warren thanked his supporters and criticized the government’s efforts to crack down on the number of immigrants coming to the US.

      “Today it remains as necessary as ever for local residents and humanitarian aid volunteers to stand in solidarity with migrants and refugees, and we must also stand for our families, friends and neighbors in the very land itself most threatened by the militarization of our borderland communities,” Warren said.

      Glenn McCormick, a spokesman for the US attorney’s office in Arizona, declined to comment on whether Warren would face another trial. The judge set a 2 July status hearing for the defense and prosecution.

      Warren is one of nine members of the humanitarian aid group No More Deaths who have been charged with crimes related to their work. But he is the only one to face felony charges.

      In west Texas, a county attorney was detained earlier this year after stopping her car on a dark highway to pick up three young migrants who flagged her down. Teresa Todd was held briefly, and federal agents searched her cellphone.

      Border activists say they worry about what they see as the gradual criminalization of humanitarian action.

      Warren has said his case could set a dangerous precedent by expanding the definition of the crimes of transporting and harboring migrants to include people merely trying to help border-crossers in desperate need of water or other necessities.

      Warren and other volunteers with the No More Deaths group also were targeted this year in separate federal misdemeanor cases after leaving water, canned food and other provisions for migrants hiking through the Cabeza Prieta national wildlife refuge in southern Arizona.

      In Warren’s felony case, the defense team headed by Greg Kuykendall argued that Warren could not, in good conscience, turn away two migrants who had recently crossed the desert to enter the US.

      Jurors said on Monday that they could not reach a consensus on the charges against Warren, but a federal judge told them to keep deliberating. They were still deadlocked on Tuesday and ultimately dismissed.

      Thousands of migrants have died crossing the border since the mid-1990s, when heightened enforcement pushed migrant traffic into Arizona’s scorching deserts.

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/11/arizona-activist-migrant-water-scott-daniel-warren-verdict

    • The gripping case of Scott Warren

      Is offering assistance to illegal immigrants a protected religious practice?

      ONE TROUBLE with liberty is that you never know what people will do with it. In recent years, American conservatives have been passionate defenders of individual religious freedoms, such as the right to have nothing to do with same-sex weddings. But Scott Warren (pictured), an idealistic geographer who is facing felony charges for succouring migrants in the Arizona desert, has now become a standard-bearer for a very different sort of conscientious objection.

      On June 11th his trial, which has been closely watched at the liberal end of America’s religious spectrum, reached deadlock after jurors failed to agree despite three days of deliberation. That was a better result than Mr Warren and his many supporters feared. Prosecutors may seek a retrial.

      https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/06/15/the-gripping-case-of-scott-warren

    • USA: Decision to retry Dr. Scott Warren is part of wider campaign against human rights defenders

      In response to US federal prosecutors deciding today to retry the human rights defender Dr. Scott Warren after a previous attempt to prosecute him ended in a mistrial, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director Amnesty International, said:

      “By deciding to mount an entirely new trial against Dr. Scott Warren, the Trump administration is doubling down on its attacks against human rights defenders who are doing necessary and life-saving work at the US-Mexico border.”

      “Amnesty International has documented that the criminalization of Dr. Warren is not an isolated incident, but part of a larger politically-motivated campaign of harassment and intimidation by the US government that is in clear violation of US and international law. The US government must immediately halt these campaigns, and Congress should hold authorities accountable for their abuse of power.”


      https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/usa-decision-retry-scott-warren-part-of-wider-campaign-against-human-rights

  • To Stop Border Crossings, the U.S. Made the Journey Deadlier

    There is a crisis unfolding at the border — but it’s not the “criminal invasion” that Donald Trump would have you believe. Every day, migrants lost in the borderland deserts call 911 in the hopes of avoiding the gruesome fate of thousands of crossers before them.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/29/opinion/migrant-crisis.html
    #cartographie #visualisation #mourir_aux_frontières #morts #décès #frontières #migrations #USA #Mexique #Etats-Unis
    ping @reka @fil

    Et le plan #prevention_through_deterrence en carte :

    That plan, “Prevention Through Deterrence,” was implemented in 1994 under the Clinton administration.

    ça rappelle cette carte publiée sur @visionscarto :
    « Ceux qui ne sont jamais arrivés », une image du naufrage migratoire en Méditerranée


    https://visionscarto.net/ceux-qui-ne-sont-jamais-arrives

    ping @isskein @karine4

  • Informations sur les migrants morts aux frontières alpines collectées par l’OIM.

    3 cas recensés :

    Lieux :
    #Karlovac
    #Pasjak / #Rupa
    #Žakanje

    #frontière_sud-alpine #montagne #mourir_aux_frontières #asile #migrations #réfugiés #décès #morts #frontières #Croatie #Route_des_balkans #Slovénie #Zakanje

    J’ajoute à la métaliste sur les morts à la frontière alpine :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/758646

    • 4ème cas , une femme s’est noyé dans la rivière #Kupa, août 2019, une rivière qui délimite la frontière entre la Croatie et la Slovénie.

      Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia

      One person died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 migrants plunged into a river. The driver of the van that was registered in Germany fled the scene, leaving the vehicle to sink into the river. Separately, police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck.

      A migrant woman died after a van with 11 migrants fleeing from the police plunged into a river in central Croatia, police said on Sunday.

      The crash happened near the Croatian border with Slovenia after the driver refused to stop at a police checkpoint and was subsequently chased by a patrol. The driver, presumably a migrant smuggler, managed to get out of the sinking vehicle, fleeing into a nearby minefield.

      “The police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver accelerated and the van skidded into the #Kupa River,” the police said in a statement.

      The van, which was registered in Germany, was first spotted by a police patrol in the village of Slatina Pokupska, about 50 kilometers north of the border with Bosnia, which has become a key transit country for migrants trying to make their way to Western Europe.

      https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/19076/migrant-dies-after-van-plunges-into-river-in-croatia

    • Marocchino muore travolto dal treno

      Un uomo marocchino, dall’apparente età di 30 anni, è stato travolto e ucciso ieri sera da un treno in Alto Adige, all’altezza di Oltrisarco, mentre camminava lungo i binari.

      Si tratta di un migrante che, secondo i primi riscontri della polizia ferroviaria, sarebbe stato insieme ad un gruppetto di connazionali. Non è ancora chiaro come lo straniero sia finito sotto le ruote del treno.

      Il decesso è avvenuto sul colpo e ci sono stati una serie di ritardi dei convogli per tutta la nottata. Si tratta del quarto episodio simile nell’ultimo periodo.

      https://www.lavocedeltrentino.it/2018/01/14/marocchino-muore-travolto-dal-treno

    • Tragedia al Brennero: profugo muore folgorato sul treno merci

      Il corpo trovato dagli agenti del commissariato di Brennero sul tetto di un container fermo allo scalo merci. I poliziotti: «Siamo impotenti»
      BRENNERO. Ancora un morto sui treni dei migranti in viaggio dall’Italia verso l’Austria. Questa notte allo scalo merci del Brennero è stato trovato il corpo di un uomo folgorato da una scarica elettrica, sul tetto di un container su un carro merci.

      Il convoglio, partito da Verona, era rimasto bloccato alla stazione di Brennero, a causa del deragliamento in Austria che da qualche giorno ha interrotto la linea oltreconfine. Sono stati gli operatori del Commissariato di polizia del Brennero a trovare il corpo. Durante il controllo di alcuni carri merci poco prima di mezzanotte, hanno notato lo squarcio nel telone di un vagone, fatto da alcuni migranti per salire e scendere.

      Guardando oltre, hanno notato un cadavere sul tetto di un container sul carro a fianco. Il corpo, che non era visibile da sotto, è stato notato dagli agenti saliti sulla cabina «dirigenti in movimento». Probabilmente, il migrante si è alzato in piedi facendo da parafulmine. Si è prodotta una scarica violentissima che lo ha ucciso sul colpo.

      La dinamica. Da quanto si è potuto ricostruire, l’uomo sarebbe salito sul tetto del container per cercare di squarciare dall’alto il telone di un vagone accanto, ed entrare per ripararasi dal freddo. Mentre era sul tetto, il treno avrebbe fatto un piccolo movimento, facendogli perdere l’equilibrio. Il migrante avrebbe quindi toccato i fili dell’alta tensione.

      Il suo corpo ha fatto da conduttore, scaricando l’energia verso terra. Dallo stato del cadavere, completamente carbonizzato, non è stato ancora possibile risalire alla nazionalità e all’identità della vittima. La salma è stata trasportata all’ospedale di Vipiteno. Molto probabilmente si tratta di un africano di circa 30 anni. In questi giorni infatti, a causa dell’incidente ferroviario in Austria, sono molti i giovani africani (una trentina) che - nonostante le temperature polari - stazionano a Brennero in attesa di passare il confine verso Nord.

      Si tratta dell’ennesima tragedia sulla linea del Brennero che vede coinvolti migranti che tentano di arrivare in Germania saltando a bordo dei carri merci.

      LE REAZIONI. In mattinata è stata diramata una nota a firma di Mario Deriu e Fulvio Coslovi, segretari provinciali dei sindacati di polizia Siulp e Coisp.

      "La morte di un uomo - si legge -, ancor più quando avviene tragicamente, suscita su ognuno di noi sentimento di pervasiva impotenza, ma quando questa è determinata da silenzi egoistici è da politiche di interesse di parte, bene, allora, siamo in qualche misura tutti responsabili. Questo per affermare che incrementare ossessivamente i controlli di polizia militarizzando la frontiera, non produce alcun risultato, se questi non sono sostenuti da precise scelte di politica europea, condivise e non unilaterali. Diversamente, per il futuro, non possiamo che presagire il ripetersi di tragedie di terra sul nostro territorio. I poliziotti, per l’ennesima volta, hanno assistito al dramma di una morte ingiusta. Toccati umanamente dalla cattiva sorte che ha colpito un uomo disperato, che cercava di realizzare il sogno di vita migliore, anche in questa occasione gli operatori hanno mostrato umanità e professionalità con la consapevolezza di non poter essere gli «armotizzatori sociali» di un fenomeno epocale".

      http://www.altoadige.it/cronaca/bolzano/tragedia-al-brennero-profugo-muore-folgorato-sul-treno-merci-1.1479811

    • Muore folgorato sul treno merci al Brennero

      Un migrante è morto nella notte su un treno merci al Brennero, salito con molta probabilità a Verona, nel suo viaggio dall’Italia verso l’Austria. L’uomo è stato folgorato da una scarica elettrica, sul tetto di un container su un carro merci. La notizia, di Alto Adige online, è stata confermata dalla polizia. Il convoglio numero 43128 verso le ore 23 era rimasto bloccato alla stazione di Brennero, a causa del deragliamento in Austria che da qualche giorno ha interrotto la linea oltreconfine.

      http://www.larena.it/territori/citt%C3%A0/muore-folgorato-sul-treno-merci-al-brennero-1.6190331

    • Ferrovia del Brennero: profugo travolto e ucciso dal treno

      La tragedia a Bolzano sud: l’uomo stava camminando con altre persone lungo i binari. E’ morto sul colpo.

      BOLZANO. Un’altra tragedia sui binari che coinvolge un migrante. Martedì sera (31 ottobre 2017) un profugo, da quanto si è potuto sapere di origine africana, è stato travolto ed ucciso da un treno mentre camminava lungo i binari della ferrovia del Brennero a Bolzano.

      L’uomo - dai primi accertamenti della polizia ferroviaria- sembra non fosse da solo, ma facesse parte di un gruppo. Violentissimo l’impatto, il poveretto è morto sul colpo.

      L’allarme è stato dato dal macchinista del convoglio. E’ il secondo incidente di questo tipo nel giro di pochi mesi a Bolzano.

      Per ore la linea del Brennero è rimasta bloccata creando forti disagi ai viaggiatori: sono state comunque previste delle corse sostitutive con i bus.

      http://www.giornaletrentino.it/cronaca/ferrovia-del-brennero-profugo-travolto-e-ucciso-dal-treno-1.1356854

    • Dal Gambia fino a Bolzano: la tragica fine di un «invisibile»

      Era originario del Gambia ed aveva appena 19 anni, il ragazzo che martedì 31 ottobre ha perso la vita sui binari della ferrovia del Brennero.

      BOLZANO. Il giovane è morto attorno alle 19.30 sui binari di Bolzano, nel tratto che corre quasi parallelo a via Achille Grandi, travolto da un treno.

      Una fine tragica per tutti, ma soprattutto per chi, per giungere fino in Italia, aveva già superato mille difficoltà, quelle rappresetante da un viaggio massacrante di mesi, che dal suo paese di origine, il Gambia, lo aveva portato fino in Libia, per poi imbarcarsi e raggiungere le coste nostrane.

      Le indagini hanno portato a scoprire che B.A., queste le iniziali della vittima, era arrivato in Italia nell’estate del 2016 e che non era registrato in alcun centro d’accoglienza, che aveva presentato richiesta di protezione internazionale e che, a Bolzano, probabilmente, era giunto da appena qualche giorno.

      Nel capoluogo è entrato a far parte di quel gruppo di «invisibili» che di notte, soprattutto, vivono gli angoli più dimenticati della città, arrivando a camminare, come accaduto, lungo i binari del trento, per raggiungere, presumibilmente in questo caso, i centri di accoglienza di Bolzano sud.

      http://www.altoadige.it/cronaca/bolzano/dal-gambia-fino-a-bolzano-la-tragica-fine-di-un-invisibile-1.1358101

    • Morti due migranti mentre viaggiavano su un treno partito da Verona

      Morti due migranti mentre viaggiavano su un treno partito da Verona

      Morti su un treno merci in Tirolo due profughi, si tratta di un uomo e una donna, mentre una terza persona sarebbe in gravissime condizioni e attualmente è ricoverata nella clinica universitaria di Innsbruck. Il convoglio era partito dalla Stazione di Verona, con i profughi che si erano nascosti al di sotto di un Tir all’interno di un vagone adibito al trasporto di mezzi pesanti.

      A riferire quanto avvenuto è il sito del Tiroler Tageszeitung, dove si legge di come il terribile incidente sia avvenuto durante la fase di scarico dei tir, nei pressi della stazione di Wörgl al confine tra Austria e Germania, con l’uomo e la donna che sarebbero accidentalmente rimasti schiacciati.

      Al momento sono inoltre in corso degli accertamenti da parte delle forze di polizia locali per appurare se la morte non fosse già sopraggiunta per assideramento dei due migranti. A quanto risulta, infatti, i motori dei mezzi pesanti erano stati accesi circa un quarto d’ora prima dell’avvio delle procedure di scarico e i profughi, se vigili e coscienti, avrebbero avuto tutto il tempo necessario per salvarsi. Per stabilire l’esatta causa del decesso sarà dunque necessario attendere l’esito dell’autopsia.

      „Morti due migranti mentre viaggiavano su un treno partito da Verona“

      http://www.veronasera.it/cronaca/treno-merci-due-profughi-morte-tirolo-stazione-austria-germania-worgl-3-d

    • Austria, due profughi morti schiacciati in treno merci: un altro gravissimo

      Le vittime sono un uomo e una donna. I tre viaggiavano sulla tratta che da Verona arriva a Wörgl passando per il Brennero. Si erano nascosti sotto un tir, che li ha travolti durante la fase di scarico.

      Un uomo e una donna sono morti su un treno merci in Tirolo, un terzo uomo è in gravi condizioni ed è stato trasportato in gravi condizioni alla clinica universitaria di Innsbruc. Profughi, si erano nascosti sotto un tir in un vagone che trasportava i mezzi pesanti e sono stati schiacciati durante la fase di scarico, nella stazione di Wörgl, sul confine con la Germania. A dare la notizia il sito del Tiroler Tageszeitung.

      I tre viaggiavano su un treno della cosiddetta Rola, Rollende Landstrasse (strada su binari), che trasporta tir da Verona a Wörgl, passando per il Brennero. Pochi giorni fa un ragazzo eritreo di 17 anni è morto nella stazione di Bolzano, travolto nel tentativo di salire su un treno merci diretto in Austria. Un’altra migrante è stata invece uccisa da un treno sulla linea del Brennero nella zona di Ala, in Trentino. Nella stazione di Bolzano sono state adottate una serie di misure di sicurezza e di controllo. Dopo la Germania, da ieri anche la polizia austriaca ha intensificato i controlli sui treni merci, che vengono sempre più spesso utilizzati dai profughi.

      https://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2016/12/03/news/austria_due_profughi_morti_schiacciati_in_treno_merci_un_altro_gravissimo

    • Profughi sui treni merci, allarme in Germania

      Nascosti nei treni merci tra i pallets oppure addirittura aggrappati sul tetto di un vagone. Con l’intensificazione dei controlli su strada e sui treni passeggeri sempre più migranti tentano di raggiungere la Germania in questo modo.

      Spesso mettendo in questo viaggio della speranza a rischio la propria vita.

      L’allarme viene lanciato dalla polizia tedesca, che con il primo dicembre ha intensificato i controlli sulla linea ferroviaria Rosenheim-Monaco. Sono, infatti, 180 le persone intercettate su vagoni merci nei mesi di ottobre e novembre in Germania, molte delle quali in arrivo dall’Italia.

      La polizia tedesca spiega che i migranti non viaggiano solo all’interno, ma anche all’esterno dei vagoni, rischiando di cadere oppure di toccare la linea elettrica. I controlli vengono effettuati nella stazione di Raubling, dove si incontrano la linea ferroviaria che arriva dal Tirolo e dal Brennero e quella da Salisburgo. Monaco dista da qui solo più una sessantina di chilometri.

      I controlli sono stati concordati con la Deutsche Bahn e le altre società di trasporti merci su rotaia. Per motivi di sicurezza la linea ferroviaria viene interrotta per la durata dei controlli. Ritardi per i treni passeggeri - secondo la polizia - «probabilmente saranno inevitabili». Sono stati intensificati anche i pattugliamenti nelle stazioni di Monaco e lungo le linee ferroviarie, anche con l’ausilio di elicotteri.

      Proprio pochi giorni fa un ragazzo eritreo di 17 anni è morto nella stazione di Bolzano, travolto nel tentativo di salire su un treno merci diretto al Brennero. Un’altra migrante è stata invece uccisa da un treno sulla linea del Brennero nella zona di Ala, in Trentino. Per evitare ulteriori incidenti, nella stazione di Bolzano sono state adottate una serie di misure di sicurezza e di controllo.

      «La morte di Abiel sui binari della stazione di Bolzano è un segno da cogliere», afferma il direttore della Caritas altoatesina Paolo Valente. «La causa principale delle migrazioni - prosegue - sono gli squilibri economici e il mancato rispetto dei diritti umani a livello mondiale. L’Europa e il mondo ricco rispondono a questa sfida con l’incapacità di assumersi e di distribuire le responsabilità, intensificando i controlli, erigendo barriere che dividono il mondo in uomini di serie A e uomini di serie B», conclude Valente.

      https://www.swissinfo.ch/ita/profughi-sui-treni-merci--allarme-in-germania/42722056

    • Morire di confine al Brennero

      Pochi giorni prima, invece, il 21 novembre a Bolzano, aveva perso la vita il diciassettenne Abel Temesgen, rimasto ucciso mentre cercava di salire su un treno allo scalo merci della stazione. “La sua storia”, raccontava pochi mesi fa Anna Brambilla di Asgi ad Open Migration, “illustra bene la filiera di omissioni a cui vanno spesso incontro i minori soli: invitato ad allontanarsi dalla tendopoli per adulti di Messina, dopo aver dichiarato di avere 16 anni e poi 21, transitato da Roma, poi dall’hub di Milano, fermato a Bolzano dalla polizia e poi ucciso da un treno in corsa appena fuori dal capoluogo altoatesino e accertato infine come minorenne, da morto”.

      https://openmigration.org/analisi/morire-di-confine-al-brennero

    • La lunga attesa dei minori migranti soli in Italia

      Anche lui eritreo, Abel Temesgen è un altro ragazzino vittima dei confini. “La sua storia”, racconta Anna Brambilla, “illustra bene la filiera di omissioni a cui vanno spesso incontro i minori soli: invitato ad allontanarsi dalla tendopoli per adulti di Messina, dichiaratosi 16enne e poi 21enne, transitato da Roma, dall’hub di Milano, fermato a Bolzano dalla polizia e poi ucciso da un treno in corsa appena fuori dal capoluogo altoatesino e accertato infine come minorenne, da morto”. L’asse del Brennero, come la provincia di Como, il Tarvisio e Bardonecchia sono punti sempre più caldi per i minori in fuga.

      https://openmigration.org/analisi/la-lunga-attesa-dei-minori-migranti-soli-in-italia

    • Solo un anno fa era morto Abel: aveva 17 anni

      Quella di Abel Temesgen, il diciassettenne eritreo deceduto mentre cercava di salire su un treno merci per raggiungere il fratello in Germania, era stata una morte inutile. O meglio, visto che tutte le morti sono inutili, quella di Abel lo era ancora di più perché egli non aveva alcuna necessità di viaggiare di nascosto su un treno merci. La sua età e il suo stato, infatti, gli davano il diritto di ricongiungersi ai suoi familiari.


      http://www.altoadige.it/cronaca/bolzano/solo-un-anno-fa-era-morto-abel-aveva-17-anni-1.1388172

    • Morire di confine al Brennero

      Ci sono volute settimane di ricerca – e un lavoro che forse competeva ad altri – per risalire al nome e all’identità della giovane donna morta lo scorso 16 novembre, nei pressi della stazione di Borghetto sul confine tra Veneto e Trentino. La donna stava camminando lungo la massicciata quando è stata travolta da un treno regionale diretto a Verona. Adesso sappiamo che si chiamava #Rawda, aveva 29 anni, ed era arrivata in Italia da poco più di dieci giorni. Aveva con sé il tesserino di uno dei principali centri di accoglienza di Milano per migranti in transito, segno che, dopo essere sbarcata a Reggio Calabria, stava cercando una via verso nord.

      A raccontare a Open Migration questa storia è Alessandra Volani di Antenne Migranti, progetto di monitoraggio dei flussi migratori lungo la direttrice del Brennero, che insieme a un’altra giovane, Valentina Sega, e a un cittadino di origine etiope – Zabenay Jabe Daka, esponente dell’associazione trentina Amici dell’Etiopia – è tra i principali artefici di questa ricerca. “Subito ci siamo resi conto”, racconta Alessandra, “di come i tentativi da parte delle autorità di identificare la donna e di provare ad avvertirne i familiari si fossero di fatto bloccati. Anzi, ormai erano già stati avviati con il comune di Avio i preparativi per la sepoltura, senza che a quel corpo fosse assegnato un nome né tanto meno fosse stata avvisata la famiglia”.

      A imprimere una svolta a questa storia è stata solo una fortuita coincidenza, unita alla determinazione di tante persone comuni: il 25 novembre, durante una visita alla camera mortuaria di Avio, Alessandra Volani scopre, accanto al corpo della donna, una borsa contenente i pochi effetti personali che aveva con sé al momento della morte. “All’interno”, spiega la giovane, “abbiamo trovato alcuni biglietti scritti in amarico che abbiamo tradotto con l’aiuto di Zabenay”.

      http://openmigration.org/analisi/morire-di-confine-al-brennero/?platform=hootsuite
      #Brenner #Autriche

    • #Rawda non è stata dimenticata: Comunicato stampa di Antenne Migranti
      Rawda aveva 29 anni e ha perso la vita a pochi chilometri dalle nostre case. Era partita tempo fa dalla sua terra, l’Etiopia, dove vivono i suoi cari. E’ arrivata in Italia lo scorso novembre. Nel freddo della stagione e del sistema d’accoglienza, Rawda si è trovata smarrita. Ha concluso il suo viaggio il 16 novembre 2016, camminando lungo i binari nei pressi di Borghetto: nel buio, un treno l’ha investita.

      Rawda non è stata dimenticata. Grazie all’impegno di tante persone della comunità della Vallagarina e al nostro gruppo Antenne Migranti è stato possibile mettersi in contatto con la famiglia, che ha chiesto sostegno per poter rivedere, seppur da deceduta, la propria cara, non potendosi permettere la cifra necessaria al rimpatrio della salma. In poche settimane la mobilitazione di tante persone della comunità locale ha fatto sì che venisse raccolto quanto serve per coprire le spese . Ora Rawda può tornare a casa. Un’incredibile solidarietà popolare, che permetterà, oltre al rimpatrio, di studiare anche una forma di sostegno alla figlia di Rawda, rimasta orfana.

      Una solidarietà che fa onore al Trentino, ma che non può servire come alibi alle mancanze che questa storia evidenzia.

      Primo, la vicinanza di molti trentini ha coperto quella che crediamo essere un’assenza delle istituzioni: se, arrivando da lontano, si muore così tragicamente su un territorio, non sarebbe lecito aspettarsi che siano le istituzioni pubbliche di quel territorio a rendere omaggio alla defunta? Senza un’attivazione volontaristica, invece, Rawda sarebbe rimasta sepolta in Trentino, e chissà quando la sua famiglia avrebbe avuto notizia della sua morte.

      Secondo, è necessario abituarsi alle morti sulle rotaie? Dopo Rawda, altre quattro persone hanno perso la vita sulla rotta ferroviaria Verona-Austria. Dobbiamo aspettarci di dover cercare altre famiglie orfane e rimpatriare altre salme?

      Preoccupati per la condizione delle persone migranti che transitano lungo i nostri binari, abbiamo costituito il gruppo indipendente Antenne Migranti. Con il sostegno della Fondazione Alexander Langer di Bolzano, il nostro obiettivo è svolgere attività di monitoraggio nelle stazioni e città lungo la rotta del Brennero per cercare di fornire supporto, in termini di orientamento informativo, ai migranti in transito e di stimolare le istituzioni rispetto alle problematiche esistenti.
      Il progetto è stato presentato venerdì 20 gennaio al Centro Culturale Trevi di Bolzano.


      http://www.alexanderlanger.org/it/948/3979

    • Migranti, “quando capita a due passi da te è diverso”. Storia di Rawda e degli italiani che l’hanno restituita a sua figlia

      Non solo vittime del viaggio nel deserto e della traversata del Mediterraneo, la chiusura delle frontiere interne dell’Europa sta rendendo sempre più pericoloso il viaggio dei migranti intenzionati a chiedere asilo fuori dall’Italia. Da un anno a questa parte, 21 persone sono morte nel tentativo di passare in Francia, Svizzera e Austria. Quattordici i morti nella zona di Ventimiglia, due tra Como e Chiasso e cinque sulla tratta del Brennero. Rawda Abdu è una di queste vittime. Partita dall’Etiopia all’età di 23 anni, già madre di una bambina nata da una violenza in un sobborgo di Addis Abeba, dopo sei anni di lavori precari in Egitto e Libia lo scorso anno decide di rischiare la traversata in mare, verso l’Europa. Si imbarca a Tripoli e arriva a Palermo l’8 novembre 2016. Identificata a Reggio Calabria il giorno successivo, viene trasferita ad un centro di accoglienza di Milano il 14 novembre. Due giorni dopo un treno la travolge mentre percorre i binari , all’altezza di Avio, provincia di Trento.

      A ricostruire la vicenda è Sara Ballardini di Antenne Migranti, progetto che insieme alla Fondazione Alexander Langer monitora la tratta del Brennero per dare informazioni e supporto legale ai migranti. “Respinta dalla polizia di frontiera in base al trattato di Dublino, viene caricata su un treno regionale che dal confine la riporta a sud, direzione Verona”. Senza biglietto, Rawda viene fatta scendere intorno alle 22 alla piccola stazione di Borghetto. Spaesata inizia a camminare a lato della linea ferroviaria. Non si accorge del treno che arriva alle sue spalle e la sbalza sulla massicciata. “Il suo corpo sarebbe rimasto senza nome – racconta Valentina Sega, che vive a Trento ma è originaria di Avio e ha voluto seguire la vicenda da subito – la Polfer si era infatti limitata a prendere le impronte digitali, anche se nella borsetta che la ragazza aveva con sé c’era un foglio con i numeri di tutta la sua famiglia”. Sarà poi Zebenay Jabe Daka, cittadino italiano presidente dell’associazione trentina “Amici dell’Etiopia”, a informare i parenti di Rawda e a ricostruire la sua storia. Di famiglia poverissima, con le sue rimesse manteneva l’intero nucleo familiare: i genitori e la figlia. “La famiglia di Rawda era distrutta, l’unico desiderio che sono riusciti a esprimere è stato quello di poter riavere la salma”, racconta Zebenay.

      Ma il sindaco di Avio Federico Secchi, eletto con Lega e Forza Italia e noto per i saluti romani in onore di un combattente della Repubblica di Salò, non aveva intenzione di contribuire alle spese per il rimpatrio. “Per fortuna altre persone nella giunta comunale ci hanno dato una mano, ma soprattutto il parroco e tante associazioni solidali. In poche settimane siamo riusciti a raccogliere 11mila euro, cifra sufficiente al rimpatrio della salma e all’avviamento di un progetto di sostegno a distanza per la figlia rimasta orfana”, ricorda Zebenay. “Una colletta a cui ha partecipato l’intero paese, una mobilitazione solidale enorme che conferma come, davanti a casi concreti, le persone comuni riescano a superare pregiudizi e chiusure”. Molti dei cittadini solidali, infatti, pochi mesi prima si erano espressi contrariamente all’accoglienza di alcuni richiedenti asilo in paese. “Al momento dell’ultimo saluto al cimitero di Avio, prima del rimpatrio della salma, c’era tutto il paese e anche la vicesindaco: in tanti hanno cambiato il proprio sguardo sulla problematica dei migranti”.
      Folgorati o travolti da treni mentre camminano sulle rotaie, investiti lungo l’autostrada o sui sentieri di montagna. Le vittime delle frontiere sono quasi sempre molto giovani. Tra i pochi a cui si è riusciti a dare un nome ci sono diversi minorenni, che avrebbero potuto attraversare legalmente la frontiera, se solo qualcuno li avesse correttamente informati dei loro diritti e i governi di Francia, Svizzera e Austria non respingessero indiscriminatamente chi chiede loro asilo dopo essere passato dall’Italia.

      https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2017/09/05/migranti-quando-capita-a-due-passi-da-te-e-diverso-storia-di-rawda-e-degli-italiani-che-lhanno-restituita-a-sua-figlia/3822631
      #Avio

    • Novembre 2017, #Anthony (5 ans), a été trouvé en état d’hypothermie dans le wagon d’un train de marchandises en gare de Bolzano par un commandant de la police... 15 minutes plus tard le petit aurait été trouvé mort...

      Polfer, Anthony salvato in extremis

      «Per un’ora il bambino ha solo tremato, nonostante fosse già al caldo. Secondo i medici, se l’avessimo trovato 10-15 minuti dopo sarebbe stato troppo tardi». Lo ha detto il comandante della stazione della polfer al Brennero Stefano Linossi, che l’atra mattina ha trovato il piccolo Anthony.
      «Alle 7.20 - racconta - durante un giro di controllo della stazione siamo stati allertati dalle grida di aiuto di un bambino proveniente da un treno merci. Con l’aiuto di personale delle ferrovie siamo riusciti a trovarlo». «Il mio primo pensiero è stato di portarlo subito al riparo, così lo abbiamo accompagnato in una stanza riscaldata e abbiamo allertato il medico di turno». Visto che sul treno è stato trovato uno zaino con indumenti ed effetti personali di una donna, Linossi ha chiamato il dirigente di movimento per appurare la presenza di altre persone in zona, ma dai macchinista non erano arrivate segnalazioni.

      http://www.ansa.it/trentino/notizie/2017/11/14/polfer-anthony-salvato-in-extremis_8c8b67ec-f182-4ff4-b887-2cba97eb6ed2.html

    • Pas de nouvelles concernant ce migrant qui a été retrouvée en conditions très graves à #Roncafort, percuté par un train :

      Roncafort, travolto dal treno. Migrante in rianimazione

      È stato travolto da un treno in transito mentre si trovava sui binari, forse nel tentativo di salire in corsa a bordo del convoglio: un uomo di trentanove anni originario del Camerun si trova ora nel reparto di terapia intensiva dell’ospedale Santa Chiara, in rianimazione, dopo essere stato operato nella notte per le gravi fratture. I medici si sono riservati la prognosi.

      Il grave incidente si è verificato nella notte tra sabato e ieri, attorno alla mezzanotte, all’altezza di Roncafort, dove il macchinista del convoglio, il Bologna-Brennero che stava procedendo in direzione nord, non è riuscito a fare nulla per evitare l’impatto.
      Il trentanovenne camminava sui binari ma dev’essere riuscito a scostarsi all’ultimo momento, evitando così di essere centrato in pieno dal treno. Il macchinista ha udito soltanto un colpo sordo, ha fermato immediamente la marcia del treno ed è sceso a terra per verificare che cosa fosse successo.

      Il macchinista del treno ha quindi chiamato i soccorsi. L’ambulanza del 118 e la Polfer sono immediatamente arrivati, ma in un primo momento è stato difficile trovare l’uomo ferito perché era stato sbalzato qualche metro più in là ed era buio. Una volta recuperato, l’uomo camerunense, molto grave, è stato portato in ospedale al Santa Chiara dove è in prognosi riservata.

      Dopo l’incidente, la linea ferroviaria è rimasta interrotta per più di un’ora. Il treno è stato messo fuori servizio, i passeggeri sono stati portati in stazione a Trento e poi fatti proseguire con autobus sostitutivi.
      L’uomo colpito dal treno, che non aveva documenti con sé, è risultato essere una delle persone richiedenti asilo ospitate nella residenza Fersina. La residenza Fersina è una delle strutture di prima accoglienza per i migranti. In Trentino ce ne sono sei, di cui tre nel capoluogo, una a Rovereto, una a Garniga Terme e una a Baselga di Pinè.

      Tra le ipotesi, è stata avanzata quella secondo cui l’uomo stesse camminando lungo i binari con l’intenzione di salire in corsa sul treno, che in quel tratto non è ancora alla massima velocità. In questo caso si tratterebbe di un tentativo di dirigersi verso il Brennero, magari per raggiungere altri Paesi europei a nord. Ma non ci sono certezze.
      Al Brennero il migrante avrebbe trovato ostacoli nel passaggio della frontiera, dopo le recenti misure prese dal governo austriaco e gli accordi con i governi italiano e tedesco. Il flusso di migranti al Brennero è diminuito drasticamente negli ultimi mesi.

      Alla residenza Fersina sono ospitati attualmente 201 dei 693 migranti presenti nel capoluogo. In tutto il Trentino i richiedenti asilo e titolari di protezione internazionale presenti attualmente sono 1.512.
      Il numero è in diminuzione. A inizio anno alla Fersina erano 246 e le presenze totali sul territorio provinciale erano 1.666. Cinformi, il Centro informativo per l’immigrazione della Provincia, stima che le presenze di richiedenti asilo scenderanno a fine anno a 1.373, quasi 300 in meno in un anno. A una parte di essi verrà riconosciuto lo status di rifugiato o altre forme di protezione internazionale.

      Il Camerun non è uno dei Paesi di origine più frequenti tra i profughi arrivati in Trentino. La prima nazionalità è la Nigeria, da dove arriva il 27%, più di un quarto, dei richiedenti asilo presenti sul territorio provinciale. Seguono il Pakistan col 16%, il Mali con l’8%, il Gambia e il Senegal col 7% ciascuno. Dal Ghana arriva il 6% dei migranti, dalla Guinea il 5% come anche dalla Costa d’Avorio e dal Bangladesh. Dal Togo, sempre in Africa, arriva il 2% dei richiedenti asilo presenti ora in Trentino.


      https://www.ladige.it/news/cronaca/2018/07/23/roncafort-travolto-treno-migrante-rianimazione

  • UM exhibit to showcase human toll of U.S.-Mexico border crossings

    University of Michigan anthropologist #Jason_De_León and a few students were doing field work in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert seven years ago when the group stumbled upon the corpse of a woman.

    For years, De León had been studying undocumented migrants crossing the Mexico border into the U.S. through the desert, so he was aware of the thousands of people who died in the desert because of the perilous terrain.


    https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/03/22/university-of-michigan-popup-exhibit-showcase-human-toll-us-mexico-border-debate/3202996002
    #visualisation #cartographie #morts #mourir_aux_frontières #décès #migrations #asile #réfugiés #USA #Etats-Unis #cartoexperiment #frontières #violent_borders #Mexique

    via @isskein
    ping @reka @karine4

  • Bosnia Records 12 Migrant Deaths in 2018

    Bosnian ministries recorded a dozen deaths last year among migrants and refugees in the country, but precise data on those who lost their lives crossing the country remain absent.

    Official data from Bosnian government ministries shows that 12 migrants or refugees lost their lives in the country last year.

    The data were gathered from the interior ministries of Bosnia’s two entities, the Serb-dominated Republika Srpska, RS, and the mainly Bosniak and Croatian Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    It is not clear if that is the final number, as the interior ministries in each entity only keep data on deaths where they suspect violence was the cause.

    Border police have data on bodies of people transported back to “countries of high migration risk”, referring to those states from where most migrants and refugees are coming.

    “In 2018, we had four cases; namely two transported to Pakistan and one to Jordan and one to Morocco,” Bosnian Border Police told BIRN.

    Una Sana Canton recorded four migrant or refugee deaths. One of ten units in the Federation entity, in northwest Bosnia, it is where most migrants and refugees are based, as it lies closest to EU-member Croatia.

    “In two cases, natural deaths were confirmed, one case concerned drowning and one person was killed,” the prosecutor’s office of Una Sana Canton told BIRN.

    No Name Kitchen, an NGO that assists migrants and refugees, said it was concerned over the fate of one young Moroccan who they fear is lost in Bosnia or Serbia.

    “He went to cross the border to Croatia from Republika Srpska in Bosnia and got pushed back into Serbia. As he wanted to cross back into Bosnia, he went to cross the [border] Drina river, and that was the last news we have of him,” No Name Kitchen told BIRN.

    His fate remains unknown, as local police could not confirm any details about him.

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, told BIRN it does not possess data on migrants and refugees who died in Bosnia but recalled its recently published report on their plight, Desperate Journeys.

    The report notes an estimated 2,275 people perished crossing the Mediterranean in 2018 – an average of six deaths every day, as more and more people attempted the perilous sea crossing to Europe.

    Just over 20,000 migrants and refugees were registered as having entered Bosnia during 2018, according to the country’s Service for Foreign Affairs.

    But the exact number of those still in Bosnia is hard to confirm, as many have clearly moved on.

    Latest information from Bosnia’s Council of Ministers, or government, says only 3,900 remain. That means most of those who declared an intention to claim asylum in Bosnia have in fact left the country.

    Those who stayed and are registered in Bosnia have been placed in seven locations: in Sarajevo, Mostar, Bihac, Cazin and Velika Kladusa. Most are in Bihac.

    Most of them are taking the new so-called “Balkan route” to Western Europe, which passes through Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia.

    The former route was closed off after Hungary built a fence to stop migrants and refugees from entering the country from Serbia, and then moving on to Austria.

    https://balkaninsight.com/2019/03/07/bosnia-records-12-migrant-deaths-in-2018
    #mourir_aux_frontières #Bosnie #asile #migrations #Balkans #route_des_Balkans #statistiques #chiffres #morts #décès

    • Reçu via la newsletter Inicijativa Dobrodosli, le 02.08.2019 :

      In Bosnia and Herzegovina, two people lost their lives this week, one in #Bihać (https://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/u-bihacu-umro-migrant-spavao-je-na-pruzi-kad-je-na-njega-naletio-vlak/2105526.aspx) and one in #Polje (https://www.radiovkladusa.ba/u-naselju-polje-pronadjeno-bezivotno-tijelo-migranta). Uncertain and inhumane living conditions and the absence of legal and safe roads have once again proved fatal for those in need of safety.

      #Bihac #2019

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      U Bihaću umro migrant, spavao je na pruzi kad je na njega naletio vlak

      SINOĆ je na pruzi u Bihaću od udara vlaka iz smjera Sarajeva poginuo jedan migrant, javlja Klix.ba.

      Nesreća se dogodila oko 00:25 na pruzi u blizini Jablaničke ulice kod benzinske pumpe Čavkunović, potvrdio je glasnogovornik MUP-a Unsko-sanskog kantona Ale Šiljdedić.

      Migrant je navodno spavao, nije čuo sirene upozorenja

      Prema riječima svjedoka, vlak se pokušao zaustaviti, ali neuspješno. Migrant je navodno spavao i nije se uspio skloniti s pruge premda su ga sirene upozoravale da se nalazi na mjestu kojem se približava vlak.

      Policajci su odmah izašli na teren, a obaviješteno je i tužiteljstvo.

      Nije poznato iz koje zemlje dolazi nesretni čovjek koji je preminuo na pruzi.

      https://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/u-bihacu-umro-migrant-spavao-je-na-pruzi-kad-je-na-njega-naletio-vlak/2105526.aspx

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      U naselju Polje pronađeno beživotno tijelo migranta

      Jučer je u Velikoj Kladuši, prema još uvijek neutvrđenim okolnostima, smrtno stradala muška osoba za koju se pretpostavlja da je migrant, potvrdio je za naš Radio portparol MUP-a USK Ale Šiljdedić.

      Naime, policijski službenici, u 16:55h, zaprimili su dojavu da se na spratu jedne kuće, u naselju Polje nalazi tijelo nepoznatog muškarca. Slučaj je prijavila uposlenica trgovine koja se nalazi u prizemlju pomenute kuće.

      Policijski službenici su po dolasku na teren utvrdili da se radi o beživotnom tijelu, za sada, još uvijek neidentificirane muške osobe. Kako je naveo Šiljdedić, najvjerovatnije je riječ o migrantu, koji je pronađen sa teškim povredama u predjelu glave. Pretpostavlja se da je do smrti došlo usljed nesretnog slučaja, ali se ne isključuje ni mogućnost krivičnog djela. Više informacija bit će poznato nakon što se završi obdukcija tijela.

      https://www.radiovkladusa.ba/u-naselju-polje-pronadjeno-bezivotno-tijelo-migranta

  • Quelques extraits de la #BD
    #Humains, #La_Roya est une fleuve , dont il a déjà été question ici :


    https://seenthis.net/messages/693475

    Extraits :


    #ligne #ligne_frontalière #zone_frontalière #frontière_mobile


    #histoire #Giraude #grillage #barrières_frontalières


    #walls_don't_work


    #pas_de_la_mort #campement


    #tunnel #refoulement #push-back #risque


    #légende_de_mamadou #passeurs #vêtements


    #ouverture_des_frontières


    #Roya_citoyenne #délit_de_solidarité #business #armée #militarisation_des_frontières #drones


    #jeu_de_l'oie #migrerrance


    #Bella_ciao #fête


    #Méditerranée #mer_Méditerranée


    #memoria_delle_Alpi


    #20_km #20_kilomètres #Sospel #PAF #police_aux_frontières


    #illégalité #légalité


    #sans-papiers #papiers


    #Francesco_Biamonti


    #Briançon #Hautes-Alpes


    #ouvrir_les_frontières


    #inhumanité


    #mourir_aux_frontières #décès #mort


    #invisibilité #invisibilisation


    #neige #froid

    #bande_dessinée #livre #frontière_sud-alpine #solidarité #frontières #asile #migrations #réfugiés #Cédric_Herrou #Vintimille #Italie #France #Menton #Alpes #montagne

    ping @nepthys @reka

    • Dans la BD on cite le #livre
      "Les Paroles la nuit" de Francesco Biamonti

      Dans l’obscurité de la nuit, sur les sentiers des collines ligures battues par le vent, parmi ces terres arides, de roches et d’argile, de ronces, d’oliviers et de mimosas, erre une humanité inquiète en proie à la violence qui règne sur les côtes : ce sont les laissés-pour-compte de la modernité occidentale, attirés par la frontière française, à la recherche d’une terre d’accueil.

      Des coups de feu, un bruissement dans les arbres, les restes d’un bivouac, des traces de sang, un cadavre retrouvé au petit matin sont les signes du passage de ces hordes de damnés, incarnés par deux personnages poignants, un homme et une petite fille kurdes qu’un implacable destin poursuit.

      Donnant voix aux silences de Leonardo et de ses amis, à leurs remords, à leur perception des événements et des choses, l’auteur nous livre des tranches d’existence qui se détachent sur un paysage à la lumière changeante ; la dérive de notre monde malade revient sans cesse dans une conversation suspendue au-dessus de l’abîme.

      http://www.seuil.com/ouvrage/les-paroles-la-nuit-francesco-biamonti/9782020350105

  • Democrats’ ‘smart border’ technology is not a ‘humane’ alternative to Trump’s wall

    In response to President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, and his threat to shut down the government again on Feb. 15 if Congress doesn’t provide it, Democratic Congressional leaders are promoting an alternative they refer to as a “smart border.” This is essentially an expansion of existing technologies like remote sensors, integrated fixed-towers, #drones and other #surveillance assets.

    On Jan. 29, Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking Democrat in the House, wrote an op-ed in The Hill arguing that this kind of “smart border” is preferable to a physical wall because it will “create a technological barrier too high to climb over, too wide to go around, and too deep to burrow under,” resulting in an “effective, efficient and humane” alternative to Trump’s border wall. Meanwhile, the “opening offer” announced on Jan. 31 by the Democrats in bipartisan budget negotiations included $400 million for this “smart border” surveillance package.

    In a recent peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Borderlands Studies, we raised fundamental questions about these kinds of “smart border” technologies, including their humanitarian implications. Using geospatial modeling and statistical analysis, we show how previous “high-tech” border solutions failed to deliver on their operational objectives; instead of preventing unauthorized crossing, the surveillance network simply shifted migration routes into much more difficult and remote terrain, with a measurable impact on the geography of migrant deaths in the southern Arizona desert.

    From 2006 to 2011 the United States appropriated $3.7 billion for the SBInet system, intended as a high-tech network of ground sensors connected to integrated fixed towers mounted with infrared, high-resolution cameras and motion-detecting ground radar. Experimentally deployed southwest of Tucson, Arizona, the surveillance network aimed to provide the Border Patrol “complete situational awareness” through the real-time, automated integration of multiple sources of surveillance data.

    The outcomes delivered by the SBInet program fell well short of these aspirations, however. In 2010 the Government Accountability Office concluded that the Department of Homeland Security had “yet to identify expected benefits from the [program], whether quantitative or qualitative.” After continuous operational shortcomings and delays, in 2011 the Obama administration quietly canceled the program.

    Simultaneously, the area where SBInet was deployed has become a “land of open graves,” according to anthropologist and 2017 MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Jason De León. From 2006 to 2011, at least 1,267 people died in southern Arizona attempting to cross the border. A significant majority of these deaths were the outcome of exposure to the elements: dehydration, hyperthermia and exhaustion. Meanwhile, during this same period the rate of death (the number of deaths / 100,000 Border Patrol apprehensions) skyrocketed, nearly tripling between 2008 and 2011 alone.

    These deaths are the result of many factors. But our research shows that significant among these has been the expansion of border surveillance technology. Using Geographic Information Science, we analyzed the mapped location of human remains pre- and post-SBInet. We then plotted the visual range of the SBInet system using publicly-available information on the location of the towers and the operational reach of their various components.

    Next, we created a model using variables like vegetation, slope and terrain to measure the physiological difficulty associated with pedestrian transit along different routes of travel. We found a meaningful and measurable shift in the location of human remains toward routes of travel outside the visual range of the SBInet system, routes that simultaneously required much greater physical exertion, thus increasing peoples’ vulnerability to injury, isolation, dehydration, hyperthermia and exhaustion.

    Our research findings show that in addition to its monetary cost and its questionable operational efficacy, the “smart border” technology presently being promoted by the Democratic congressional leadership contributes to deadly outcomes.

    Based on these findings there is a need to reconsider the premise that surveillance technology and infrastructure can provide a “humane” alternative to Trump’s border wall (a proposal we also consider to be wasteful and destructive). Instead, we’d like to see a shift in U.S. border policy that genuinely prioritizes the protection of human life, regardless of a person’s citizenship or immigration status.

    This kind of shift, of course, would require reforms not just to the Border Patrol and its enforcement strategy, but to U.S. immigration policy overall, allowing people to seek safety or reunite with family and loved ones without risking their lives crossing through the desert.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/429454-democrats-smart-border-technology-is-not-a-humane-alternative-to-tru

    #frontière_intelligente #alternative (?) #murs #barrières_frontalières #frontières #smart_border #smart_borders #technologie #mourir_aux_frontières #morts #décès

    En gros:

    Our research findings show that in addition to its monetary cost and its questionable operational efficacy, the “smart border” technology presently being promoted by the Democratic congressional leadership contributes to deadly outcomes.