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Greece

2020

21

May

Greek police forcing asylum seekers into Turkey: Report

The Greek police have been bringing in asylum seekers living in the country and expelling them to Turkey by force while using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover for their abuses, according to a report published Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal report, based on evidences from asylum seekers who faced violence as well as lawyers […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , AA

16

May

Turkish coast guard rescues 26 asylum seekers in Aegean

Afghan, Syrian, Central African, Palestinian, Iraqi, Iranian, and Cameroonian nationals onboard boat stranded in Aegean Sea. Acting on a tip-off, the rescue team reached out to asylum seekers, who were onboard a rubber boat that was forced into Turkish territorial waters by the Greek Coast Guard. The asylum seekers – including Afghan, Syrian, Central African, […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , AA

08

May

Turkey rescues 22 migrants forced by Greece into Turkish territorial waters

Turkish coast guard units on Thursday rescued 22 migrants and refugees who were left by the Greek coast guard to die in the Aegean Sea. As Greece continues to violate basic human rights and international law, the Greek coast guard most recently pushed 22 asylum-seekers, on an immobile rubber boat back to Turkish territorial waters […]

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Country: Greece
Source: STAR , DS

01

May

Greek coast guards ignore human rights, force 48 asylum-seekers to Turkey

Greek coast guards, frequently criticized by rights groups for their treatment of migrants, have pushed 48 asylum-seekers back to Turkey, which constitutes a violation of international human rights. According to Interior Ministry officials speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Turkish coast guards rescued the desperate migrants and asylum-seekers who were left to fend for themselves by […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , DS

15

Apr

Watchdog urges Greece to free refugee children

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday initiated a campaign for the release of hundreds of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in Greece locked up in police cells. “These places are totally unsuitable for children, unhygienic, with no access to natural light, while kids often sleep on dirty mats and blankets on the ground and are forced to […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , AA

09

Apr

Reforming prison system and ending police ill-treatment are urgent priorities, says CPT

After a visit to prisons in Greece last year, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) recommends that the Greek authorities remedy structural problems that have led to enduring ill-treatment of detainees, prison overcrowding and staff shortages, among other issues. The report, published today together with a response from the Greek […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , Council of Europe

08

Apr

Homeless people living in Athens at risk of coronavirus

People are not going out in Greece because of coronavirus. But many homeless people are still living on the streets of the capital Athens. They can’t go anywhere. They don’t have a place to go. A homeless who does not want to be named says: “I have no place to go, no house to stay. […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA

07

Apr

Greek soldier takes refugees fuel and left them in the middle of the sea

This morning, 17 asylum seekers sailing from the İçmeler region to the sea were stopped by the Greek Coast Guard boat when they came to the south of Karaada off Bodrum. Greek soldiers abandoned them to their fate in the middle of the sea After taking out the fuel of the refugees’ rubber boat. Refugees […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER

06

Apr

Two migrants were killed at Turkey-Greece border: Amnesty

Two migrants were shot dead last month as they tried to enter Greece from Turkey after Ankara “recklessly encouraged” thousands of migrants to cross the border to Europe, Amnesty International said on Friday. A third migrant is missing and presumed dead after Greek soldiers fired shots toward her as she attempted to cross a river […]

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Country: Greece
Source: NTV , REUTERS

06

Apr

Greece quarantines camp as 20 refugees test positive for COVID-19

Greece has quarantined a refugee camp in the mainland, home to 2,300 people, for at least two weeks after 20 residents tested positive for COVID-19. Greece’s Ministry of Migration announced on Thursday that movement from the Ritsona camp will be heavily restricted and monitored by police. All of those who tested positive showed no symptons, […]

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Country: Greece
Source: NTV , ALJAZEERA