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(en) Sweden, THE STATE HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS!

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>(by antifascist action Norrköping)
Date Fri, 2 Jul 2004 17:39:50 +0200 (CEST)


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During Friday Hayder Chowdhury from Bangladesh took his life after being
rejected on his application for residence permit. The Swedish state and the
Migration authority are the ones who forced Hayder Chowdhurys into suicide.
We in Antifascist Action Norrköping* want to show our detestation against
the swedish states inhuman treatment of sanctuary applicants.
Migration authorities main office was decorated with five posters and
several red hands that symbolizes the blood that the Migration authority has
on its hands. The action were made in solidarity with Hayder Chowdhurys
relatives and all the other that have gone same destiny to meeting.

When Hayder Chowdhury received the information about the refusal of entry
from the foreigners committee Tuesday last week he first tried to take his
life with pills. A couple of days later he hanged himself in Ullåkers
hospital where he had been brought in for care.

Two years ago Hayder Chowdhurys wife also took her life by setting fire on
herself. In connection with the wife's death the man lost his temporary
residence permit. Since then he has been taken for psychiatric care in
different hospital institution and have several times tried to take his
life.

You and I live in a country with free speech, a country without armed
conflicts, a country with general right to vote. But today, year 2004,
people in other countries are fleeing from war, torture, political
persecution and constant threats of more insults, violence and assaults.

Swedish and European fugitive politics is about how we can protects
ourselves from these fugitives. "We" complicate for people to seek
sanctuary. "We" minimize the right to asylum and are constantly breaking
international conventions. "We" decide despite obvious asylum cause to
carry out deportations. Swedish authority are regularly performing acts
that results in tremendous human suffering. Should not fugitive-politics be
about how the fugitive will be protected?

Sweden have today visa coercion towards over 130 different nations! Visa
that explicitly are not to be given to fugitives, visa that is necessary
for flights, boats or traveling by train – visa to life. To many that
succeed in fleeing, despite this very effective barrier, that succeed
come here to seek sanctuary, new persecution waits, this time sanctioned by
the swedish immigratauthority – Migration authority.
Sweden have no less than eight times been convicted by UN´s
torture committee. "We" have repeatedly occasions decided to send away
(deport) people to country where they risk expose of torture! This at the
same time as we stamp the ones who go underground as “illegal” – people
that know they can't return. We ask ourselves: Who is the real criminal?
The ones who contribute to torture, or the ones who refuse to accept it?
Our acts are sick. "We" awarely hitting peoples life in splinter. What gives
¨us¨ the right to act this way? A persons destiny cannot conclusively be
concluded from where her parents where gave birth to her. The earth is
one, it belongs to everyone!

Let us raise our voices against the inhuman fugitive politics that crop
lives. Let us stand to defend our sisters and brothers. Do not let the
swedish authority force more in this alley where Hayder Chowdhury life
ended.
Love and strength

Antifascist Action Norrköping
Box 38196, 100 64 Stockholm

afa-norrkoping@antifa.se
http://www.antifa.se

Photos:
http ://home.graffiti.net/afanorrkoping:graffiti.net/DSCF0211.JPG
http ://home.graffiti.net/afanorrkoping:graffiti.net/DSCF0213
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* Translator note:
1. The article was taken from http://indymedia.se/newswire/display/55589/index.php
2. Antifascist action (AFA) Norrköping is a part of the AFA
network Sweden (www.antifa.se) and they state in their platform that
”AFA is a socialist movement and rejects therefor the capitalist
society that we, with a revolution, want to replace with a stateless
and classless society”.


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