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Protests after Kurdish asylum seeker commits suicide in Corinth camp

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.

A 44-year-old man in the detention camp on the island of Kos died of peritonitis on Thursday. According to a denouncement by the Anti-racism  Movement KEERFA, the man was suffering hellish pain due an appendix inflammation for three days but he was refused medical assistance.
When the guards finally called an ambulance, paramedics could only confirm that the man was dead.

 

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4 comments

  1. I’ve been waiting for 2 knee replacements for 4 years now – am in agony and have to use crutches — I sometimes feel like topping myself — wish I could afford to pay privately but I can’t — I have no income, so I wouldn’t complain if somebody gave me a free roof over my head and food to eat every day.

  2. Another shameful page on the dark book of New Democracy!

    • This makes little sense –
      “committed suicide in protest of his uncertain situation after 16 months in the camp,”

      Obviously the young man had emotional problems. God rest his soul.

  3. Kevin

    This is NOT a local partisan issue. The migrants are actually lucky to be in Greece, something rarely pointed out,
    a country and people relatively sympathetic and respectful towards their plight. The rarity of problems between the migrants and the native population bears witness to this.

    The problem is at the European level, in their outright refusal and / or extreme foot dragging to take more migrants….thus causing the ‘uncertainty’
    leading to this suicide.