Why we have to be closed in the camp for one week?

15. Oct 2010: Letter by refugees from several countries on the intended worsening of the laws for foreigners in Austria:

To the Ministry of Interior, Asylkoordination, UNHCR, Diakonie and several other organistaion.

Respected fellows,

Most respectfully we asylum seekers want to argue, what crime have we commited? What is our fault? Have we killed some one? Have we kidnapped some one? Have we terrored someone? If not, then what is our crime? That we have to be closed in the asylum seeker camp for 1 week.

Unfortunately we are asylum seekers, we are refugees, not any criminals, that we should be closed in the camp. If we can come out of the camp we can buy telephone cards to call our family, 2nd we have to smoke cigarettes so we have to buy cigarettes for us and other needs of us. Why does this law, why does this government want us to be closed in the camp? So we cannot know what is going on out side. We cannot contact Diakonie about our asylum procedure , we cannot get information about the asylum procedure.

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