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Free Arash Dosthossein!

On September 20, Arash Dosthossein was arrested in the Munich department for district administration (KVR). He was there in the Foreigners' Office (Ausländerbüro), because the authorities had asked him to come to extend his documents. When he arrived at the KVR, police officers waited for him with an arrest warrant. In connection with his anti-racist and internationalist activities, the department of public prosecution is currently investigating against him in several cases.

Free Arash Dosthossein!

Arash is active for years in groups like Refugee Strug­gle for Free­dom. We are faced with the crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of an activist against whom there are sev­er­al ille­git­i­mate inves­ti­ga­tions. Arash does not want to accept the offi­cial restric­tion of Kur­dish sym­bols, there­fore he con­fess­es in the pub­lic to sym­bols of the Kur­dish people’s defence units YPJ and YPG. In addi­tion, Arash is a thorn in the side of the Ger­man state because of his actions for refugee rights.

The YPG and YPJ sym­bols stand for the strug­gle against the IS, the social par­tic­i­pa­tion of women and the grass­roots demo­c­ra­t­ic approach­es in the Mid­dle East. The jihadist wars of aggres­sion have been stopped and thrown back by Kur­dish mili­tias in par­tic­u­lar. In times of spread­ing reac­tionary ideas and actions in the region, the Kur­dish resis­tance is a bear­er of hope for a bet­ter soci­ety. Achiev­ing this is an inter­na­tion­al task that requires strong sol­i­dar­i­ty and inten­sive exchange. Turkey attacks the demo­c­ra­t­ic social struc­tures in Roja­va. Ger­many con­tin­ues these attacks legal­ly and thus pacts with the Erdo­gan regime. Kur­dish struc­tures are crim­i­nal­ized, peo­ple in sol­i­dar­i­ty reg­u­lar­ly expe­ri­ence repres­sion.

While Arash was arrest­ed, the fas­cist-friend­ly Pres­i­dent for secret ser­vice of the inte­ri­or (Bun­desver­fas­sungss­chutz), Maaßen, receives sup­port from the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment and ris­es as State Sec­re­tary in the ser­vice of the Min­istry of the Inte­ri­or. See­hofer declares migra­tion the “moth­er of all prob­lems” and in Chem­nitz the fas­cist forces organ­ise them­selves togeth­er with the AfD in order to hunt refugees, migrants and left-wing activists. In return, they still receive finan­cial and polit­i­cal sup­port from the secret ser­vice of the inte­ri­or (Bun­desver­fas­sungss­chutz).

We call on all sol­idary friends to raise their voic­es for the release of Arash on Fri­day 21st Sep­tem­ber at Karlsplatz/Stachus in Munich at 6 pm. We call on friends* in oth­er cities to orga­nize their own ral­lies and sol­i­dar­i­ty mes­sages for the release of Arash.

We will not be intim­i­dat­ed and strong­ly con­demn the crim­i­nal­iza­tion of anti-racist and inter­na­tion­al­ist engage­ment. Free­dom for Arash and all polit­i­cal pris­on­ers!

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