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Police officer suspended, 4 under probe for mistreating elderly migrant in Moria

Internal administrative investigation against four policemen had been launched for the incident in Moria camp, Greek Police announced Saturday afternoon. Ανακοίνωση σχετικά με εντολή διενέργειας Ε.Δ.Ε. σε βάρος τεσσάρων αστυνομικών για περιστατικό στο ΚΥΤ Μόριας Λέσβου, ανάκληση στις Υπηρεσίες τους & θέση σε διαθεσιμότητα ενός εξ΄ αυτών ▶https://t.co/UbhMMSPhNT — Ελληνική …

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Moria: Shockingly vulgar verbal attack by policeman at elderly migrant (video)

Recorded footage with the disgraceful swearing and bulling against an elderly migrant woman in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos has been widely circulating on social and mainstream media and websites on Saturday. Many Greek declare that they feel utterly “ashamed.” The scene takes place after the …

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200 migrants wade across Evros River into Greece on a single morning

About 200 migrants have waded across the Evros River in Northern Greece from Turkey on a single morning, authorities have said. The number is unusually large, they added. Police said the migrants were mostly families with children and were found early Tuesday after making their way to the side of …

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MSF warns of increasing assaults against children in Moria camp

Médecins Sans Frontières’ Greece Medical Coordinator Dr. Declan Barry told Newsweek that since mid-May, the organization has seen an average of one reported case of sexual assault per week, which adds up to at least 21 cases reported to MSF alone in less than five months. Barry said that those cases involved women, …

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Extremists behind the savage murder of 3 migrant women at Evros river?

The first autopsy on the bodies of thee women found stabbed to death at the Evros river has been concluded and the findings are shocking. All three women were stabbed in the throat, one of them had additional injuries on her chest. Two of the women were tied with ropes …

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Three migrant women found to have been stabbed to death near Evros river

The bodies of three women who had allegedly illegally entered Greece were found stabbed to death near the Evros river, the natural border between Greece and Turkey. The bodies were found on an agricultural land plot near the village of Praggi by Didymoteicho by a local at Wednesday noon. According …

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Tragedy in the Aegean: 4 dead, 30 missing when refugee boat sinks

The bodies of four people have been recovered and estimated 30 people are still missing twelve hours after a refugee boat sank in the sea area between the Turkish coast and the island of Chios. One woman was rescued because she wore a life jacket and managed to swim to …

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12-year-old refugee girl in hospital after self-harm with sharp object

A 12-year-old refugee girl was transferred to a hospital in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece on Tuesday noon. She girl had suffered injuries she caused to herself with a sharp object while in the reception center where she has been living with her family. The refugee girl from Iran was living in …

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Migrants camp outside police station in Thessaloniki hoping for arrest (video)

Dozens of migrants from Iraq and Iran have been camping on the main square of Thessaloniki  and outside the police station awaiting to be arrested. Once arrested, the police  can give them the necessary documents so that they can apply for asylum, many of them told local media. Families with …

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1,500 parents sign to expel refugee children from schools on Chios

Dozens of parents and school children guardians on the island of Chios have moved against the education of refugee children in five schools on the island. In an non-judicial document bearing the signatures of 1,500 people the parents ask that refugee children do not attend the public school system. The …

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Operation “Moria camp” launched, first of 3,000 asylum seekers left for mainland

The first one hundred asylum-seekers from Moria Camp on the island of Lesvos left for Kavala on board of a ship early Friday morning. They are heading to a new camp in Volvi area near Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. The new camp has a capacity for 1,400 people. The group …

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More than 19K asylum-seekers on Greek islands, 11K on Lesvos alone

Ten boats carrying a total of 615 people of various nationalities arrived on the island of Lesvos over the weekend, that is from Friday Sep14 until Sunday , Sept 16th 2018. It is the largest number of arrivals in recent years and the largest in 2018, Athens News Agency notes …

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NGOs describe conditions at Moria refugee camp as “shameful”

More than 17,000 refugees and migrants are crammed into reception centers, camps, on the Greek islands in conditions civil society organizations describe as “shameful.” In a joint statement 19 NGOs urge Greek authorities to take action beyond focusing on one camp. Especially, the living conditions in Moria camp on the …

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German police smash traffickers’ ring using fake Greek visas for residence permit

German authorities allege that a number of Indian nationals sought residency in Germany using falsified Greek visas and fake marriage certificates claiming they had Romanian brides. The key suspect faces serious charges. Authorities allege that a number of Indian nationals sought residency in Germany using falsified Greek visas and fake …

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Prominent Syrian refugee Mardini arrested over alleged NGO migrants trafficking

Celebrated Syrian refugee, competitive swimmer and Youth Good Will Ambassador Sara Mardini is among the three arrested by Greek police over alleged migrants trafficking by NGO operating on the island of Lesvos. Sara Mardini and Irish national Sean Binder are two of the three NGO members Greek authorities arrested beginning …

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Lesvos prosecutor files against 30 NGO members facilitating migrants trafficking

Greek authorities have struck a blow to a NGO suspected to have been involved in facilitating the illegal arrivals of refugees and migrants to the islands of Lesvos and Samos. The NGO was mainly operating on the island of Lesvos and the hot spot of Moria. Investigation that has lasted …

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Greek director of historical film accused of “staging migrants drowning”

A video that went viral in many countries purported to show a television crew staging migrants drowning on a beach in Crete. Greek Director Eleni Vlassi was shooting a historical documentary on a beach in Crete when, unknowingly, she found herself accused of staging a drowning of migrants by dozens of …

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