Mohammed Sbaih: Flüchtlingsrat fordert sofortigen Abschiebe-Stopp

Mohammed Sbaih: Flüchtlingsrat fordert sofortigen Abschiebe-Stopp

Von Andreas Klamm

Erfurt / Berlin. 11. Mai 2009. Die Ausländer-Behörde in Eisennach plant innerhalb kürzester Zeit jetzt zum dritten Mal in der Folge die Abschiebung des Sprechers für die Menschenrechte, Mohammed Sbaih. Der Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen e.V. fordert den sofortigen Stopp der geplanten Abschiebung von Mohammed Sbaih für Dienstag, 12. Mai 2009.

Der Sprecher für die Menschenrechte, Mohammed Sbaih hat offen die Zustände im Flüchtlings-Sammellager Katzhütte in der Öffentlichkeit kritisiert.

Zum dritten Mal in der Folge innerhalb kürztester Zeiträume versucht jetzt erneut die Ausländer-Behörde Eisenach Mohammed Sbaih, einen palästinensischen Flüchtling und Sprecher für die Menschenrechte aus dem Westjordanland, abzuschieben.

Die erneute Abschiebung ist für Dienstag, den 12. Mai 2009 geplant. Der Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen e.V. hat erneut den sofortigen Stopp der Abschiebemaßnahmen von Mohammed Sbaih und die Beendigung dieser schikanösen Maßnahmen gefordert.

“Bislang wurden keine Rückführungen in das Westjordanland vorgenommen, so daß sich der Verdacht aufdrängt, daß hier ein Exempel für Rückführungen in palästinensische Gebiete und für den beispielhaften Umgang mit Menschen geschaffen werden soll, die öffentlich Mißstände kritisierten” so Ellen Könneker vom Flüchtlingsrat Thüringen.

Im Dezember 2008 hatte das Verwaltungsgericht Meiningen in letzter Minute die geplante Abschiebung am 16. Dezember 2008 gestoppt, da nicht ohne Zweifel geklärt werden konnte, ob Mohammed Sbaih überhaupt in das Westjordanland einreisen kann. Zudem ist zur Zeit ein Gerichtsverfahren anhängig, in dem geprüft wird, ob Mohammed Sbaih eine Aufenthaltserlaubnis aus humanitären Gründen erteilt werden muß.

Mohammed Sbaih engagierte sich in besonderer Weise als Sprecher für die Menschenrechte bei den Protesten in der Gemeinschaftsunterkunft im Thüringischen Katzhütte, die von Beobachtern auch als Sammellager für Flüchtlinge bezeichnet wird.

Der Menschenrechte-Sprecher prangerte dort die Lebensbedingungen an. Anfang Mai 2008 wurde Mohammed Sbaih bereits im Rahmen einer Zwangs-Umververteilung von Katzhütte nach Eisenach gebracht, weil er einer der Köpfe des anhaltenden Prote-stes gegen die Zustände in der Gemeinschaftsunterkunft Katzhütte war.

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Warsbergstr. 1
99092 Erfurt
Tel. 0361 2172720
Fax. 0361 2172727

Green Envelope Campaign Launched To Free Roxana Saberi

Roxani Saberi working as a journalist and videographer. Photo: Eustacio Humphrey / ZUMA Press

Green Envelope Campaign Launched To Free Roxana Saberi

1,000,000 Green Envelopes Needed to be Sent to Iranian Embassies & U.N. from Around the World

By Andreas Klamm

Nashville, TN. / Teheran, Iran. May 7, 2009. Roxana Saberi is an Iranian-Japanese descendant, a female freelance journalist, and an U.S. citizen and Iranian citizen, who often covers according to different sources and Christian Newswire the conditions and plight of women in Iran. She was arrested in February 2009, and is currently being held in the notorious Evin prison close to the city of Teheran in Iran.

The charges brought up against Roxana have been in the first step that she has been accused that she might have bought a bottle of wine and surprisingly in the second step that she has been accused spying for the United States of America.

Roxana Saberi has been sentenced to eight years in prison, after a closed quick and even baseless “trial”. For twelve days she has been on a hunger strike.

Roxana (31) has covered many stories on the welfare of women in Iran, highlighting stories that cover the conditions that they deal with there. Roxana Saberi, who holds dual Iranian-American citizenship, was tried in the Revolutionary Court, which usually hears cases involving national security.

Roxana Saberi had worked as a freelance reporter for several news organizations including National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Girls against porn has now launched an international campaign to free the journalist Roxana Saberi.

On their web site the association is calling all citizen and women of the world to participate the 1,000.000 Green Envelope Campaign to send an instant email to the Iranian embassies around the world and the United Nations representation with the brief message that states “RELEASE ROXANA SABERI, PLEASE.”

In addition to e-mailing the Iranian representation and embassies the association wants to get 1,000,000 green envelopes sent to the embassies and the United Nations (UN) with the following message inside:

RELEASE INNOCENT ROXANA SABERI, PLEASE !” – send to the Iranian embassy in your country, such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Spain, European Union, Russia or any other country in this world.

The plan is to bombard the Iranian embassies across the world with green envelopes that say: “RELEASE ROXANA SABERI, now, please.” to send respectfully a clear and firm message that an innocent journalist must be released.

It is also recommended to leave a comment on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad´s blog on and to ask him respectfully for the RELEASE OF INNOCENT ROXANA SABERI.

People can send also a respectful note petitioning to the supreme leader of Iran, the Ayathollah Ali Khamenei on .

Governments may use diplomatic means but that only goes so far as we have seen. As united world citizens we can make together a difference !

An international coalition of world citizens corporately, can have a huge effect on political actions and move decisions.

All women, reporters, media agencies, non-profit, religious, or women´s organizations, corporations who conduct business in Iran and anyone concerned about human and women´s right from around the world is requested to participate the international 1,000.000 Green Envelope Campaign To Free Roxana Saberi.

What else people might do to free the innocent journalist Roxana Saberi?

Call the representatives by phone or sign one of many petitions such as on Facebook or on and many other place around the world.

A massive worldwide coalition is needed to FREE Roxana Saberi and there is no single doubt, the journalist Roxana Saberi and her family is in need of our help.

More details can be found on

Public petitions online to FREE the journalist Roxana Saberi

Additional information by Andrew P. Harrod:

Andreas Klamm is a French-German journalist, broadcast journalist, TV producer, radio producer and film producer and author of seven books since 1984. He is working in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Belgium, France, and Germany and also as managing editor and a news correspondent of MJB Mission News, ISSN 1999-8414 and Liberty and Peace NOW! Human Rights Reporters. More information available on and