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In act of civil disobedience, 150 Sudanese refugees walk out of Israeli 'open prison'

Michael Omer-Man

December 16, 2013

The 150 men walk six hours through the Negev desert in bid to reach Jerusalem, are currently in Be’er Sheva and rebuffing authorities’ offer to bus them back to the 'Holot’ open prison facility that opened late last week.

Text by Michael Omer-Man
Photos by Yotam Ronen, Oren Ziv, Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org

Sudanese refugees who left the 'Holot’ open prison camp walked six hours through the desert to the Be’er Sheva bus station, December 15, 2013. (Photo: Activestills.org)

Roughly 150 Sudanese asylum seekers left a new 'open prison’ and walked six hours to Be’er Sheva in a mass act of civil disobedience protesting their continued detention without trial and demanding recognition as refugees on Sunday.

The asylum seekers were transferred to the new facility, "Holot," in recent days in line with a law passed last week. The law is an attempt by legislators to circumvent a High Court ruling, which struck down as unconstitutional a previous law that permitted the indefinite detention of asylum seekers. The new law instead authorizes their indefinite detention in "open" facilities.

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Most of the men have already been imprisoned for 18 to 24 months without trial.

"It’s just like a prison, only the doors are open," a Sudanese asylum seeker at Holot told a representative of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants earlier Sunday.

He explained that the new open-door policy is meaningless when the facility is located in the middle of the desert and there’s nothing outside of the prison’s gates.

"If somebody leaves they surely won’t return," the Sudanese man added. "It doesn’t really matter because if they catch us they’ll take us back to the previous prison. It doesn’t matter which prison you’re in."

At 11 p.m. Sunday night the men were at the central bus station in Be’er Sheva, where it appeared they intended to spend the night for lack of better options. Earlier in the evening Immigration Authority officials attempted to convince them to return on buses to the Holot 'open prison’ but the asylum seekers refused.

Temperatures were expected to approach freezing overnight.

Sudanese refugees who left the 'Holot’ detention facility at the Be’er Sheva bus station, December 15, 2013. Temperatures were expected to near freezing overnight. (Photo: Activestills.org)

Under the new law Israeli authorities cannot arrest detainees from the 'open prison’ until they have been absent from it for 48 hours.

Once they are arrested, they can be brought back to the 'closed,’ Saharonim prison.

According to a representative of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, many of the asylum seekers have been on hunger strike for two days already. One collapsed and was brought to a hospital in Be’er Sheva.

They had originally planned to march all the way to Jerusalem. Israel and the wider Middle East are currently experiencing a massive winter storm; Jerusalem has been mostly shut down and isolated from the rest of the country for several days due heavier than normal snowfall.

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