Refugees in the camp in Corinth, northern Peloponnese staged widespread protests on Saturday, following the suicide of a Kurdish asylum seeker. Protesters set up mattresses and other flammable material on fire and threw stones and other items at the fire fighters and police officers who rushed to the camp, local media reported.
The 24-year-old man from South-East Turkey was imprisoned in the camp for 16 months “committed suicide in protest of his uncertain situation after 16 months in the camp,” posts on social media claimed.
He was supposed to be released today but his detention was extended instead.
The Kurdish man is the second asylum seeker who dies in a Greek camp in the last two days.