It is Ahmed’s birthday today, and it is more than 2 years now that he is kept in complete isolation, separated from his family, wife and two young daughters. All requests for visit were rejected or simply ignored by the hungarian authorities.
On the 15th of June 2017 in Szeged, Hungary, Ahmed H. had his second instance trial which referred the case back to the first instance court to reconsider the terrorism charges due to “lack of reasoning and interpretation”. This reconsideration will take place on the 30th of October and continue on the 2nd of November. The trial against Ahmed H. is a racist showcase that tries to strengthen the idea that all migrants are terrorists and to criminalize another protest against the EUropean border regime (for more details visit the blog of the campaign: http://freetheroszke11.weebly.com/).
How can you support?
1) Join the protests
Join our decentralized actions all over Europe to put pressure on the Hungarian government and court system and show Ahmed that he is not alone! During the days around the trial dates on the 30th of October and 2nd of November protests at embassies and consulates in different cities will take place: Budapest, Vienna, Marseille, Berlin … If you want to organize a protest at your local embassy/consulate or other solidarity actions contact us and we will link it on our website. Also more creative and subversive forms of protest are welcome!
2) Support for lawyer costs
To support Ahmed and his family with the high lawyer costs, please visit our fundraisingcampaign: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/justice-for-ahmed-fundraising-for-defense-lawyer
or use our donation account: Rote Hilfe e.V. Ortsgruppe Frankfurt Donation Reference: Röszke 11 IBAN: DE24 4306 0967 4007 2383 90 BIC: GENODEM1GLS
All the money goes directly to Ahmed’s wife.
3) Spread the word
Spread this update, the information about the trials, our website and the crowdfunding over your networks! Solidarity is our weapon !
We continue to struggle for the freedom of Ahmed and against the repression of state institutions! Migration is not a crime as fighting for freedom is not terrorism!
Freedom for Ahmed H., freedom for the Röszke 11, freedom for all imprisoned migrants, freedom for all political prisoners!