Police operations and violent relocations to Preševo/ Policijske racije i nasilne relokacije za Preševo

(tekst na naškom u nastavku)

As it has been already stated, violence, repression and persecution has been growing since the squatted barracks got evicted and demolished on May 11th.  Before the elections the serbian police was more reserved but now using violence openly. In the last two weeks there has been three physically violent police operations, forcing people to be taken to the infamous Preševo closed “camp” near Macedonia. Although is it presented as a reception center, the unspoken reality is that of a detention camp. The approx.  1000 people imprisoned there are not allowed to go in or out, except for a very restricted special permission, and the only way to leave the camp is to be pushed-back illegaly to Macedonia, which happens regularly.

The first of these operations took place inside the official refugee camp in Obrenovac, near Belgrade. The police came to the camp at 5 o‘clock in the morning on June 10th and forced 103 random people inside waiting buses. Those who were resisting got violently beaten up and abused verbally. The approximately 50 policemen neither told anyone where they would be brought, although they were constantly asked to do so. People didn’t have time to take their personal belongings with them, not even their phones. Among them were families and minors who got separated.

On June 16th at 4 am, there was another police operation in Sombor Camp, near the Croatian and Hungarian border. This time all 148 single men were rounded up in a similar violent fashion and brought to Preševo as well.

On June 22nd also at 4am, the police literally hunt down approximately 100 people staying in the area of the former refugee camp near the Croatian border in the city of Šid. People were beaten and forced at gun point to leave their belongings and get into buses and were brought to the prison camp of Preševo.

Acting as spokesperson, being part of the decision making and putting himself in the spotlight is the minister of labour, employment, veteran and social policy, Aleksandar Vulin. He is openly using racist rhetoric as he referred to the operation in Šid as “cleansing”1 the area and justifying the actions with the usual lies of a safer environment for both residents and refugees by locking them up in, as he cynically put it: “in camps of the highest international standards”.

The pretending of the serbian authorities that these violent operations were conducted “in a human way”, saving migrants from the smugglers, locals from migrants, and the rest of europe from the “spread of the refugee crisis” is totally disgusting. As long as this racist border regime exists there is constant oppression and violence.

In solidarity with all people on the move

1 http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/politika/aktuelno.289.html:671825-Vulin-Ilegalni-migranti-ne-smeju-ugrozavati-zivot-gradjana-Srbije


POLICIJSKE OPERACIJE I NASILNE RELOKACIJE ZA PREŠEVO

Od rušenja skvotiranih baraka (11.maj 2017) jasno se oseća rast nasilja, represije i progona od strane državnih organa.  Pre predsedničkih izbora srpska policija se ponašala rezervisanije, bez jasnih naredbi, zato sada otvoreno upotrebljava silu. U protekle dve nedelje su vlasti tri puta organizovale nasilne policijske operacije i prisilno premestili ljude u zatvorski logor u Preševu.  Taj logor se zvanično vodi kao prihvatni centar otvorenog tipa, ali zapravo je tamo oko 1000 ljudi (uključujući i porodice sa decom) zatvoreno, neki od njih već više od godinu dana. Izlaz i ulaz u logor je zabranjen, osim za limitirani broj osoba sa specijalnom dozvolom, koji ponekad mogu da izađu radi kupovine. Vlasti redovno “prazne“ logor, tako što deportuju ljude (ilegalno) za Makedoniju, a oni koji su uhvaćeni u begstvu se takođe kažnjavaju deportacijom.

Prva operacija se desila u zvaničnom prihvatnom centru u Obrenovcu, blizu Beograda. 10. Juna, u 5 sati ujutro se pojavilo oko 50 pandura u kampu i prisilili su ljude ( 103 nasumično izabranih) da uđu u autobuse koji su bili organizovani za ovu operaciju. Oni koji su pružali otpor su pretučeni i verbalno vređani. Na pitanje gde ih vode, i da li će ih zatvoriti u Preševu nisu dobili odgovor. Ljudi  su  bili uterani u autobuse, nisu imali ni toliko vremena da pokupe svoje lične stvari, čak ni mobilne telefone. Tokom ove operacije familije i maloletnici su razdvojeni.

16. juna, u 4 ujutro je bila još jedna policijska operacija u drugom prihvatnom centru u Somboru. Ovoga puta su ljude okružile policijske jedinice uteravši ih u obruč. Slično kao u Obrenovcu oko 150 osoba je nasilno preveženo za Preševo.

Treća operacija se desila 22. juna u blizini Šida, takođe u 4 ujutro. Policajci su doslovce pošli u  lov na ljude koji su još spavali na otvorenom prostoru, gde su se skrivali pokušavajući da napuste Srbiju. Oko 100 ljudi je odvedeno u zatvorski logor u Preševu.

Čovek koji  sebe stavlja u sjaj ove “uspešne operacije” je  ministar rada, zapošljavanja, boračkih i socijalnih pitanja Aleksandar Vulin. Vulin se koristi otverono rasističkom retorikom, u svojoj izjavi1 za medije kaže da su  “pripadnici Ministarstva unutrašnjih poslova očistili Šid od nelegalnih ”. On je ovu policijsku akciju predstavio kao uspostavljanje bezbedne sredine i za lokalno stanovništvo  i za migrante,  zapravo su ljude stavili pod ključ kako je ministar rekao u “ kamp u skladu sa najvišim svetskim standardima.”

Pretvaranje srpskih vlasti da su ove nasilne operacije bile sprovedene “bez primene sile, na ljudski način”, i da su spasili migrante od krijumčara, lokalce od migranata, a ostatak evrope od “ širenja izbegličke krize” , znači sve su spasili, više je nego degutantno.

Sve dok  rasistički režim granica postoji,  nasilje i tlačenje je konstantno.

Solidarno sa svim putnicima bez putnih isprava!

1 http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/naslovna/politika/aktuelno.289.html:671825-Vulin-Ilegalni-migranti-ne-smeju-ugrozavati-zivot-gradjana-Srbije

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