[ 14. Apr 2011 ]

43 people exposed at Pristina Airport

On April 12, 2011, about 17:00 the deportation planes came after a stopover in Vienna to Pristina. One of our supporters on the ground could see 43 people who arrived by plane.


Thus, there are at least less than the planned more than 100 passengers and also less than initially estimated at Dusseldorf Airport.

Nevertheless, any deportation is too much and caused great suffering among those affected! Our observer told us of for him hardly bearable scenes on the Pristina airport: children crying, frustrated and desperate people looking for a place to go.

Representatives of the German Embassy and the URA II project were also present and offered the deportees in a few days in a hotel near the airport to descend. This offer was hardly noticed because after their arrival, most fled the airport. Further integration aids are anyway only open to 'voluntary' returnees and not for deportees.

Sabilje Begani and her four children were also found. Whether there will be an opportunity for her to return is uncertain and will probably not succeed overnight. As long as they will have to set up in Kosovo, which might be problematic for a single woman with four small children. All this in addition to the concern is for her critically ill husband, whom she now cannot visit in hospital.

The situation of a man from Rheine is also dramatic. He was deported along with his 20-year-old pregnant daughter while his wife remained with five children in Rheine. Here was again ruthlessly separated a family, too! Previously, they had lived 21
years in Germany.

We would like at least to help Sabilje for it may be particularly difficult for her to support the livelihood for herself and her children and if possible also to all others to which we can maintain contact. Donations for this are welcome! A further step can be looking for ways to return. But you can expect cost for a Lawyer. It should not be that these ruthless deportations go on! Let us show that they cannot be enforced and the deportees can be defended!

Donations can be made to the following account:

Project Roma Center
Sparkasse Göttingen
K-No. 170 399
BLZ 260 500 01
Purpose: Kosovo

Projekt Roma Center Göttingen e.V.
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