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Greece

2021

30

Jan

Syrian rights group asks for probe into mistreatment of refugees by Greece

A Syrian NGO based in the United States has filed a case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to demand an investigation into alleged abuse and mistreatment of refugees by Greek authorities. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center filed the case on Thursday, saying it had received witness testimony and video evidence to prove that […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , IM

15

Jan

Greece seeks to send 1,450 migrants back to Turkey

Greece is pushing to return 1,450 people currently in migrant reception centres on Lesbos and other Aegean islands to Turkey, Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Thursday, calling on Ankara to respect asylum agreements with the European Union. Mitarachi said Greece had submitted a request to the European Commission and EU border agency Frontex for […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , Reuters

12

Jan

EU watchdog opens investigation into border agency Frontex

The EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF, has opened an investigation into Frontex, the bloc’s border agency, over allegations of harassment, misconduct and migrant pushbacks, according to four EU officials. OLAF investigators have been interviewing members of the Warsaw-based agency “since the start of last month,” said one of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , POLITICO

2020

11

Dec

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Greece: Lead Poisoning Concerns in New Migrant Camp

Thousands of asylum seekers, aid workers, United Nations, and Greek and European Union employees may be at risk of lead poisoning in a new migrant camp that Greek authorities have built on a repurposed military firing range on the island of Lesbos, Human Rights Watch said today. Firing ranges are commonly contaminated with lead from […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , HRW

27

Nov

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EU border agency Frontex director ‘aware of illegal refugee pushbacks’

European border security agency Frontex’s director Fabrice Leggeri has been aware of systematic refugee “pushbacks” from Greece to Turkey in the Aegean Sea. In a “Serious Incident Report”, Frontex officials have recorded incidents violating fundamental rights, incidents that implicate their own border officials, German Der Spiegel news website reported. Spiegel said Leggeri was aware of […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , TRTWORLD

20

Nov

European body asks Greece to reform detention system

The conditions in which migrants are held in Greece’s detention facilities are inhumane and degrading, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) said in a report Thursday. After a visit by officials of the committee to the country’s facilities from March 13-17 this year, it was […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , AA

19

Oct

Greece fortifies border security against refugees

Greece installed two electronic devices that can produce strong sound waves that cause deafness in the area bordering Turkey to prevent possible refugee waves entering the country. Two Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) that can also cause severe pain and serious health problems to those who are exposed to it were delivered to police responsible […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , AA

14

Oct

Greece to use soundwave guns near Turkish border to prevent migrant crossings

Greece is setting up controversial soundwave guns near the border with Turkey to prevent migrant crossings, reports said Wednesday. The country is planning to use long rand acoustic devices (LRADs) near Alexandroupoli (Dedeağaç) across from Edirne province along the Maritsa River to dissuade crowds of migrants from crossing the border into Greece on foot or […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , DS

03

Sep

Turkish journalists on Greek island Kastellorizo threatened by anti-Turkey website

Turkish reporters working for Anadolu Agency (AA) who recently traveled to the Greek island of Kastellorizo (Megisti-Meis) to cover recent developments there received threats from an anti-Turkish website that had obtained their passport information from authorities. AA’s Athens Representative Tevfik Durul and photojournalist Ayhan Mehmet flew from the Greek capital to Rhodes and reached the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , DS

17

Aug

Greece secretly sent away more than 1,000 migrants, abandoning them on the open sea

At least 1,072 migrants were sailed to the edge of Greece’s water territory on inflatable life rafts and abandoned by Greek authorities, The New York Times reported. The Times analysed evidence from multiple sources, including academic researchers, the Turkish Coast Guard, and independent watchdogs groups. They found that there were at least 31 different incidents of these […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , BI