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Refugees

2020

24

Oct

EU Border Agency Frontex Complicit in Greek Refugee Pushback Campaign

Greek border guards have been forcing large numbers of refugees back to sea in pushback operations that violate international law. DER SPIEGEL and its reporting partners have learned that the European Union is also complicit in the highly controversial practice. Jouma al-Badi thought he was safe when he first set foot on European soil on […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER , Spiegel

21

Oct

Parents of 545 migrant children separated by US border policy cannot be found

A court-appointed steering committee has been working to locate the families of children separated by a controversial border policy. The policy was overturned in court soon after it came to light. A court filing revealed that the parents of 545 children separated because of a US border policy cannot be found. A steering committee appointed […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , DW

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

Oct

Home Office moved Covid-affected asylum seekers against orders

The Home Office moved dozens of asylum seekers involved in a Covid outbreak more than 120 miles despite an enforcement order saying they should remain in self-isolation for 14 days, the Guardian has learned. Home Office contractors have been accused of being “beyond reckless” in their handling of the initial outbreak. Among those who were […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

02

Oct

“Putting migrants on ships off the coast”: Johnson devises a drastic solution to stop immigration

It all started yesterday, with an article from Financial Times, according to which the Johnson government would have considered, among the various options on the table in the fight against irregular immigration, the possibility of transferring all asylum seekers or migrants awaiting status on Ascension Island, a small and rocky British territory in the Sea South […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT HABER , WT

01

Oct

Defiant Salvini readies for migrant trial as allies rally

Italy’s far-right chief Matteo Salvini stands trial Saturday for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea, in a case that could see him jailed for 15 years or serve him a political win. Prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania accuse Salvini of abusing his powers as then-interior minister to block 116 migrants from disembarking from […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT HABER , France24

30

Sep

Priti Patel looked at shipping UK asylum seekers to south Atlantic

Priti Patel asked officials to explore the construction of an asylum processing centre on Ascension Island, a British overseas territory more than 4,000 miles from the UK in the south Atlantic, for migrants coming to Britain. The home secretary’s officials also looked at the possibility of building an asylum centre on St Helena, part of […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , FT

29

Sep

Far-right German politician sacked for reportedly suggesting migrants could be killed

The far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has fired a prominent official following reports that he made comments suggesting that migrants could be killed. The party confirmed Monday that Christian Lueth, who was already suspended from his post as parliamentary spokesman in April after allegedly describing himself as a “fascist,” had his contract terminated with […]

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Country: Germany
Source: SABAH , The Guardian

17

Sep

Exclusive: French Navy seen shepherding migrants into UK waters, and abandoning them

It was shortly after 7am that the French Navy’s 105-ton patrol boat came into view. As the P726 Aramis sat quietly on the horizon across the English Channel, we spotted, in front of her, a small shape bobbing in the choppy water. Sixteen Afghan migrants, including four women and two children, were struggling against the […]

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Country: France
Source: STAR , BJ