Athens, 7 November 2017
Topic: Amir’s mother writes a letter to the Prime minister that concerns us all
The Greek Forum of Refugees is publicising the letter prepared by Amir’s mother; however, she did not read it entirely during the symbolic meeting of the family with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, on Saturday 4th of November. While her son had prepared to carry the Greek flag during the celebration of the 28th October, this right was denied to him.
|Dear Prime Minister,
First, thank you very much. Allow me as an asylum seeker, as a mother and as an Afghan woman to raise to you some issues.
The incident that happened to me and my children was frightening but it is more frightening and desolating for you, for Greece. It discredits Greece and yourself. Be careful.
I am a woman with three minor children and no one to protect us. My brother has been living in the Hot Spot of Mytilene for almost two years in a very bad condition. I need my brother beside me. Help me have him next to me.
My husband is an asylum seeker in Germany. Help me reunite with my husband. My children need their father.
I am not the only one to face these problems. Thousands of people live in inhumane conditions on the islands and thousands of others are waiting to reunite with their families in other countries.
The neighborhood that Arzu Chimatian lived with her family had become her neighborhood. The people with whom she shared the house had become her family. The fascist acts that put them at risk are not dealt with by moving them somewhere else. Fascist and racist actions are dealt with systematically and decisively.
We express our anxiety on the institutional level about the return of this type of attacks and we ask for the case not to be forgotten and those responsible to be brought to justice.
Refugee communities support and co-sign the demands of Arzou Himalayan, which are the demands of all refugees.