In May 1999, Sudanese refugee Mohamed Aamir Ageeb died on board
Lufthansa flight LH-558 going to Cairo. He was to be deported to
Sudan, accompanied by three officers of the Bundesgrenzschutz, the
national police force. The officers had fettered the 30-year-old, put
a motorcyclist helmet on his head and pressed him onto the seat,
suffocating him to death. The death of Mohamed Aamir Ageep
set off a campaign titled 'no one
is illegal' against deportations by Lufthansa.
The Idea Of The Exhibition
In search of a poster to serve as
identification for the campaign as well as being used during actions
and events throughout the country, artists were invited to contribute
to a poster competition. Almost 30 drafts were sent. These posters by
artists from different cities and of graphically very diverse designs
are the central part of the exhibition.
They are stressing the different sides of deportations -
in some of them the business with deportation is stressed,
others try to
show the danger of a return to the home country.
By this a very impressive
picture of deportations is presented.
Beside the posters 5 boards with texts offer information about deportations.
Here the visitors of the exhibition also get information what to do in case of becoming
the witness of a deportation at the airport.
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