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The Civil Fleet Podcast

Jun 27, 2021

In today's episode, we speak with Simon Campbell from the Border Violence Monitoring Network (BVMN) about the violence people face attempting to reach Europe along the Balkan route.

He tells us about BVMN's work documenting the human rights violations in the region, the lengths the countries there are willing to go to prevent people on the move from breaching Fortress Europe, and the widespread, illegal practice of forcing people back across multiple borders.

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Read BVMN's Black Book of Pushbacks Volumes I and II here:

Towards the end of the interview, Simon mentions Kenmure Street in Glasgow, where in May 2021, an immigration raid on two men was foiled by their neighbours and anti-racist protesters. For a run down of the events as they happened that day, check out my colleague Niall Christie's tweets:

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