SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF PUSHBACKS AND INTERNAL VIOLENCE DOCUMENTED BY BVMN DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE
In June, the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) shared 5 testimonies of pushbacks impacting 93 people on the move (POM) across the Balkans and Greece. This report brings together first-hand testimonies from a range of countries in the region to look at the way European Union states and other actors are affecting systemic violence towards people crossing borders. It also includes general updates and insights from advocacy actions taken by members of the network.
BVMN is a network of watchdog organisations active in the Balkans and Greece including Rigardu, Are You Syrious, Mobile Info Team, InfoKolpa, Collective Aid, Blindspots, Pushback Alarmphone Austria, I Have Rights and PIC. Combining insights from these different members, this month’s report covers, among other things:
– Shipwreck off Pylos
– Shut down of the Asylum System in Greece
– World Refugee Day
– Istanbul Pride March
-A year after the Melilla Massacre