DESPERATE PLEA FROM CALAIS REFUGEES WHO HAVE SEWN THEIR MOUTHS SHUT – AS FOUR MORE JOIN HUNGER STRIKE
Refugees in the Calais Jungle have sewn their mouths shut in a heart wrenching protest against recent evictions in the refugee camp. The eight refugees are now on day four of a hunger strike and say they will not remove the stitches, or eat, until their legal appeal is heard before the European Court of Human Rights. Their simple request is that the eviction is suspended until the legal proceedings are concluded.
They told us they have resorted to this as they feel they have no voice, no rights and no options left, even though they are now in Europe where things are supposed to be different to the dreadful places they fled.
Tom Radcliffe, a British volunteer has also joined the hunger strike.
The eight refugees, all from Iran, are:
Mokthar, 34 years old, Maths teacher
L'AUBERGE/HELP REFUGEES WAREHOUSE IS EMPTY!
The warehouse is empty. Please help!
Providing emergency supplies to refugees having their homes demolished in Calais and creating packs for everyone in the camp in Dunkirk has wiped out all our stock. We need EVERYTHING!!!!! Sleeping bags, blankets, roll mats, shoes, jackets, jeans, jogging bottoms, underwear, hat, gloves, coats, toiletries, food - THE LOT.
No donations have arrived in days. If you have stuff to bring, PLEASE still come, and come soon!
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