MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “Even today, more than 40 years after the German Federal Council officially declared December 19 a day of remembrance for the victims of the genocide of the Sinti and Roma, in Germany and many European countries, the Roma are still subject to massive discrimination Exposed to abuse. The federal government, however, is playing down the existential problems and is dead silent about the existing antiziganism – also in its answers to questions I have asked. It is time to finally fight the discrimination against Roma in Germany and Europe with determination. A first step would be the appointment of an antiziganism officer who would effectively advocate the rights of the Sinti and Roma. The unprecedented atrocities of Nazi fascism must never be forgotten and should be a lesson for us in the future, ”explains Zaklin Nastic, human rights spokeswoman for the DIE LINKE faction. Nastic continues: “Whether in the Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Italy or Germany – the corona pandemic is an occasion for further discrimination against the largest ethnic minority in Europe. Stigmatizing quarantine regulations in Roma residential areas are just one example among many. If the federal government continues to ignore this, it will not live up to its historical responsibility. Anyone who is serious about fighting right-wing extremism and racism must not look the other way when it comes to antiziganism. “
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