The Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees, in co-operation with the NGOs AITIMA and the Greek Council for Refugees, hereby issues an open invitation to an overnight attendance and solidarity protest on Friday 17 February 2012 (meeting time at 21:00) in front of the Attica Aliens Directorate (entrance at Salaminias and Agias Annis streets) in order to publicly denounce the continuing and flagrant violation by the Greek authorities of the right to seek asylum, as well as the dramatic consequences this has on the life, freedom and dignity of those seeking protection.
Those entities and organisations which will register their participation until Friday 17 February 2012 at 12:00 will be included in the informative document of solidarity which is going to be distributed to the asylum seekers. The Ecumenical Refugee Programme has already confirmed its participation in this protest.
The informative document about this protest of solidarity, which is going to be distributed to those asylum seekers who will be present there, will be translated into different languages and will read as follows:
«The entities and organisations that are present here today
- Denounce that, while the submission of an asylum application is a right you are entitled to, the Greek authorities violate the law by rendering the exercise of this right almost impossible
- Solidarise with the effort you make to exercise this legal right of yours»
Αthens, 15 February 2012
The Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Migrants and Refugees