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The illegalization and deportation of refugees in Tunisia (by Debora Del Pistoia, Glenda Garelli, Martina Tazzioli) (november 2015)

Rifugiati in Tunisia: tra detenzione e deportazione (dossier a cura di Glenda Garelli, Federica Sossi, Martina Tazzioli, aprile 2015)

Migrants in Tunisia: Detained and Deported (dossier by Glenda Garelli, Federica Sossi, Martina Tazzioli, April 2015)

Réfugiés en Tunisie: entre détention et déportation (dossier établi par Glenda Garelli, Federica Sossi, Martina Tazzioli, avril 2015)

"UNHCR told us, the refugee from Choucha, to come back to Libya. They protect only our body flesh, but not our lives", Interview with a refugee from Choucha camp (Tunisa, July 2014)

"On n’a que Choucha comme espace", Interview avec Amidou (Tunisie, juillet 2014)

Questa non è una vita. Reportage su Choucha/Cela n’est pas une vie. Reportage de Choucha. (Tunisia agosto 2013/Tunisie août 2013, reportage et vidéos)

Tunisi, 6 settembre 2013/Tunis, 6 septembre 2013.

Ridateci indietro le nostre vite. Choucha, manifestazioni dei rifugiati (Tunisia, aprile 2013)

We are refugees of Choucha camp. We are in An open hunger strike خامس ايام الاعتصام واليوم الثاني للاضراب جوعا

We demand your knowledges. A petition by the mothers and the families of missing Tunisian migrants

We demand your knowledges. A petition by the mothers and the families of missing Tunisian migrants

Tunisia: September 2010; February, March, and April 2011; September and November 2012. Tunisia: February 2013.
Our sons and daughters left Tunisia on the above first four dates; in February 2013, we are writing this petition to you.
We are Tunisian mothers and families who have been asking for the truth for years. We have been doing it in several different ways, with marches and sit-ins, reaching out to our institutions and governments, asking for it from Italy, demanding a fingerprint exchange between Italian and Tunisian authorities to trace our sons and daughters. However, so far we only have gotten vague answers, formalistic commitments, and no clarity on whether the fingerprint exchange has indeed been performed.
Our sons and daughters have left for Italy and Europe right before or right after our revolution. They left crossing the Mediterranean in the only way allowed to them, namely on small boats, as European policies prevent Tunisians to take a plane or a liner boat with the same freedom allowed to European citizens when they come to our country.
We have heard no news from many of them; others have died in one of the many shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.
They are therefore “missing” sons and daughters: the ones who died and whose bodies have not been given back to us, as well as the ones we have not heard from, even if some mothers and families have recognized their images in some Italian and French news reports.
We are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers. And we are mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers in the same way that one is such in Europe. But only 6 of us obtained a visa to go to Italy to try to understand what happened to hundreds of missing young people. For European policies, our love and our pain do not have the same value that would be granted to family members of European young people in a similar situation.
We don’t want this to be. This is why we ask the European Union to thoroughly account for what happened. We do not know the exact number of “missing” people, but we know there are a lot, hundreds from Tunisia only, and the number is much higher when one considers all the people who have died at sea in these past years, turning this short stretch of sea in a maritime cemetery.
For our pain, and even more so for our “missing” sons and daughters, we want everything that is possible to be done to answer our questions. During these months we have gathered information and so now we know: when they left, from where, where they were directed, on which boats, how many people were in each boat, the phone numbers they called us from during their trip, the time of their phone calls, the phone company; we also have the news videos where some families recognized their sons and daughters, we have the article of an Italian newspaper talking about the arrival of one of the boats, and we know the precise location of some of the verified shipwrecks.
This is our knowledge. But we also know that that stretch of sea is constantly monitored by the numerous surveillance technology means deployed by the European Union, its member state and its agency Frontex across the two Mediterranean shores in order to control migrations. They consist of radars, satellite, guard ships, airplanes, helicopters, and, after migrants’ arrival, digital fingerprints. We know that this information is archived. We know that also NATO means are deployed, not only the European Union ones.
We ask the European Union to form a commission to make these knowledges available to us, with the participation of Italian and Tunisian government representatives. We ask that one family representative for each boat should participate in the commission and that a visa should be made available these family representatives can take part in the commissions’ meeting. We also ask for the participation of European, Italian, Tunisian experts of migration control policies in the commission, as well as experts we will name drawing from the pool of people who have helped us putting together our dossier.
We want to know and we ask for:
1) the localization of the boats at the moment when we received phone calls from our sons and daughters while they were traveling and all the information that migration control instruments have gathered in the days indicated.
2) our experts being allowed to check, case by case, the dactyloscopic information exchange which has already happened between Tunisian and Italian authorities and we also ask that this research should be expanded drawing from European databases
3) the technical comparison of the news videos where the parents recognize their sons and daughters with the pictures of their sons and daughters and that that news coverage images should be made available from tv archives of the days preceding and following those where the parents recognize their sons and daughters
4) the recovering of the corpses of people who died in shipwrecks and the salvage of relics
We ask that our demand be supported by all the women and men who have been helping us and those who want to do it now.

The Tunisian mothers and families of “missing” sons and daughters

1) Rawafi Samir 2) Werteni om el Khir 3) Cherni Monjiya 4) Bou Ila Fatma 5) Ben Hssin Mostafa 6) Ben Hassin Ahmed 7) Rhimi Hamed 8) Rhimi Mbarka 9) Rhimi Mohamed 10) Rhimi Abedel Kader 11) Mhamdi Zohra 12) Rahali Moncef 13) Boughanmi Khdija 14) Ghanmi Malika 15) Ghribi Mahbouba 16) Ayari Fajra 17) Mathlouthi Chrifa 18) Bouthouri Rebeh 19) Bouthouri Aziza 20) Bouthouri Feleh 21) Bouthouri Khdija 22) Bouthouri Ezzdin 23) Nasri Rachida 24) Nefzi Jamila 25) Manaai Amna 26) Selliti Salha 27) Bou Elali Hayet 28) Ben Sahra Rayes 29) Ben Gharsa Nejya 30) Mejri Najwa 31) Ksouri Salha 32) Kasrawi Fatma 33) Ayaechi Hejer 34) Ouni Nejya 35) Ouni Saida 36) Dachrawi Fadhila 37) Mounira Chakroui 38) Manai Zakia 39) Soltani Hejer 40) Soltani Imed 41) Tayaa Zmorda 42) Abasi Hanen 43) Jdidi Mokhtar 44) Zawi Thouraya 45) Rawahi Souad 46) Sidani Jamila 47) Zayani Mohsen 48) Bejaoui Moufida 49) Ben Ghars Nejia 50) Mathlouthi Crhifa 51) Gsouri Salha 52) ElBarhi Safia 53) Mazhoud Faten 54) Limam Zohra 55) Jiljli Radhia 56) Jiljli Fathia 57) Karoui Fatma 58) Bahri Yamina 59) Habboubi Abdelwaheb 60) Kamoun Abdelaziz 61) Ben Smida Mouhamed 62) Monira Ganouni 63) Salma Nefzi 64) Hanen Kaabachi 65) Ines Bouaazi 66) Dalila Hamdi 67) Bader Medfaaii 68) Abdelkader Bou Tara 69) Hanen Kridis 70) Rebah Selem 71) Anis Hamdi 72) Rihab Sahnon 73) Walid Ben hamouda 74) Anwer Jrir 75) Tawfig Kileni 76) Radiya Ben Mouhamed 77) Sahra Ben Rays 78) Zakiya Manyi 79) Kamel Tarchoune 80) Basma Trablsi 81) Hammza Mrazgiya 82) Ahmed Ben Amara 83) Monjiya Charni 84) Feten Charni 85) Moktar Jdidi 86) Fatma Ben Ataya 87) Rachida Mansour 88) Salha Kasrawi 89) Jamila Sidani 90) Hayet Bouali 91) Sahra Ben Erays 92) Rebah Hamrawi 93) Samia Nakashi 94) Tahher Nakashi 95) Meherzia Chargoui El Rouafi 96) Ayed Jeljli 97) Fahma Rebhia 98) Sonia Janhaoui 99) Mehriz Nakkaji 100) Taher Raouafi 101) Rachida Beji 102) Teber Ajmi 103) Fatma Bent Ali 104) Jasmina Ghribi 105) Hamida Ayari 106) Moungi Delajssi 107) Noureddine Mbarki 108) Jamel Eddine El Mil 109) Wahida Hacheni 110) Ali Ben Mabrouk 111) Mohamed Ali Briki 112) Naima Ben Hadj Selem 113) Rafika Sayedi 114) Moncef Belhadj Ettaleb 115) Riadh Ben Hadj Ahmed 116) Saida Ben Sassi 117) Mohamed Ben Khadhar 118) Younes Ben Ali Khmiri 119) Brahim Addali 120) Romdhana Balhoudi 121) Habib Alaya 122) Mohamed Bayadhi 123) Ali Ayari 124) Fatma Chwaykhi 125) Hedi Ben Youssef Amri 126) Mahmoud Ben Hadj Taleb 127) Fraj Ben Omor Ben Houaydi 128) Karima Ben Lbrahim 129) Mohamed Ben Lasoued 130) Rebah Ben Mohamed Ben Sabeur 131) Taoufik Ben Ali Boughanmi 132) Ahmed Ben Abderrahmen Abbassi 133) Ali Ben Hedi Bouganmi 134) Mohamed Ben Mabrouk Brick 135) Zahani Ben Salm Drbali 136) Nejia Lakdher 137) Naceur Soltani 138) Fawzi Soltani 139) Salah Ben Wsifi 140) Souad Ben Ahmed Ben Ammar Ben Sassi 141) Ouanissa Omri 142) Mohamed Salah Naseri 143) Chedli Ben Bouzayene Salhi 144) Khalifa Ben Ali Salhi 145) Ahmed Tahri 146) Issa Ben Abderraouf 147) Salah Oualhezi 148) Hasna Ben Salah 149) Abderrahmen Amri 150) Fatma Amri 151) Zohra Hajri

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Boat Migration to Italy (2007)

"Repenser les migrations : pour une libre circulation dans l’espace méditerranéen", actes de colloque de Tunis 30 septembre/1 octobre 2011; "Ripensare le migrazioni: per una libera circolazione nello spazio mediterraneo", atti del convegno di Tunisi 30 settembre/1 ottobre 2011.

"Tunisia: UNHCR makes us die at sea". Interview with a refugee from Choucha camp and now settled in Tunis (Tunisa, July 2014)

Migrants in Tunisia: Detained and Deported, 2 (September 2015)