Canada celebrities turn into "Cologne Declaration" against EU asylum policy
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Cologne. Shortly before the general election, numerous celebrities in a "Cologne Declaration" have protested with sharp words against the EU's asylum policy. The escape to Europe should not be criminalized, demand more than 80 representatives from art, science and politics in the open letter.
Over 80 celebrities from art, science and politics criticize in a "Cologne Declaration for justice of justice and humanity" the refugee policies of the European Union. "Escape to Europe should not be criminalized," says in the statement that published the "Cologne City-Anzeiger" and "the daily newspaper" (Taz) on Thursday. The open letter was initiated by the Swiss director Milo Rau together with the #LeavenooneBehind organizations, Sea-Watch, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights Ecchr, Medico International and the School of Political Hope.
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"In Afghanistan you can see in the last few weeks in the burning glass, which has been manifested for years at European external boundaries: For German politics, bureaucratic procedures include more than human life," it says in the open letter. Year after year, the situation worsens to the EU external borders. "By all means, refugees are prevented from arrival in Europe: by failure to help and the conscious drowning, by illegal push-backs, torture and violence," criticize the signatories. "Those who can enter European soil will be deprived of all their fundamental rights and partly locked in stock, asylum applications are systematically and illegally rejected."
"If crimes rightly, If death and human suffering become politically calculated normality, we remain only two options: the mute acceptance of the new barbarism or political resistance, "it continues in the statement. The signatories include among others of the pianist Igor Levit, the authors Sibylle Mountain and Elfriede Jelinek as well as the author Sasa Stanisic, the actors Jasna Fritzi Bauer and Pegah Ferydoni, the Comedian Fatih Çevikkollu and the activist Carola Racket.
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"We want a policy of justice and humanity," said the director rough the "Kölner City-Anzeiger". "Why does it have to be life-threatening to come to Europe? It is about whether one continues to be a policy of death or one of humanity - and that is a political decision. "
The open letter depends on the information with the fundraising campaign #Klageflut. Among other things, these have to develop strategies to develop "the rule of law and the same right for all to restore to EU external borders" said.
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