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Lesvos: Border guards, policeman suspended for beating refugees (video)

Three border guards and one policeman have been suspended from service after a video showed them beating two refugees outside a supermarket of the island of Lesvos, the Chief of the Greek Police announced on Saturday morning. An internal investigation has been launched against the four, the statement added. Police …

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Amnesty International calls for end of police violence, impunity in Greece

Amnesty International is calling for the end of police violence and officers’ impunity in Greece following the recent excessive use of force or the use of illegal force. In its call the Greek chapter of AI urges people raise their voices and to sign a petition that will be sent …

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FRONTEX Chief urged to resign over pushbacks following EP hearing

European Union lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at the head of Frontex Fabrice Leggeri over allegations that the border and coast guard agency helped illegally stop migrants or refugees entering Europe, calling for his resignation and demanding an independent inquiry. The lawmakers grilled Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri over an investigation in …

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Council of Europe report calls on Greece to stop pushbacks, reform its immigration detention system

Council of Europe’s anti-torture Committee calls on Greece to reform its immigration detention system and stop pushbacks. In a report published on Thursday, on a rapid reaction ad hoc visit to Greece in March 2020, the Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) once again urges the Greek authorities to change …

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Refugee child dies, 6 missing in shipwreck off Samos UPD

One child died and six people are missing after a boat carrying migrant and refugees form Turkey to Greece capsized near the island of Samos early Sunday. 17 people have been reportedly rescued. According to media, the Greek Coast Guard recovered the body of the child from the sea area …

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Turkish policemen, PKK members on fishing boat seized by Greek Coast Guard

Greek Coast Guard seized a fishing boat with dozens of Turkish and Kurdish dissidents seeking refuge from Erdogan’s regime in Europe. On board of “Nemo” were 65 people, also refugees from Afghanistan and Iraqi Kurdistan.. According to local news website ilialive, 20 Turkish police officers, 10 Kurds members of PKK, …

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Frontex launches internal inquiry into illegal pushbacks in the Aegean

European border agency Frontex has launched an internal investigation into press reports of alleged illegal pushbacks of migrants and refugees in the Aegean Sea. A relevant TV report broadcasted on Tuesday at German public broadcaster ARD not only displayed footage but also featured among others eye-witness accounts by Greek islanders …

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Greece records 436 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths

Greece recorded 436 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the past 24 hours, health authorities announced on Wednesday evening. Death toll rose to 469 and the number of Covid-19 patients who died in October increased to 78. Average deaths per week (last 7 days) reached 6.4, while the …

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“No more Moria”? Rainfall floods dozens of tents in Kara Tepe camp

Dozens of tents were flooded and large parts of Kara Tepe refugee camp on the island of Lesvos came under water after a strong rainfall on Thursday, an expected development as many people warned about from the very first moment the camp was set up. the European Commission slogan “No …

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Covid-19 info in 12 languages broadcast by Athens Municipality radio

The City of Athens has launched an information campaign about the Covid-19 pandemic for migrants and refugees in 12 languages. In a statement on Thursday, the Municipality said that the campaign will be supported by closer cooperation with migrant and refugee communities which participate in the Council for the Integration …

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Historic verdict: Golden Dawn is a “criminal organization” – Live Blog

Large crowds of people have gathered outside the Appeals court in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, awaiting for the verdict of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn party. Five and a half years after the trial started and 453 sessions, the moment for the judges to announce the decision that will write …

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The Judges’ Hour: Golden Dawn verdict due on Oct 7

One day to go before a court in Athens court will issue the much anticipated verdict in the five-year trial of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Judges will rule whether GD party that was in parliament from 2012-2019 operated a criminal organization, carried out attacks and murders on migrants and …

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New coronavirus cases in Greece jump to 416; another 5 deaths

New coronavirus cases jumped to 416, health authorities announced on Tuesday evening adding that 5 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours. The 416 cases are practical an all time record of daily cases in Greece since the outbreak late February. Last Monday, daily cases were 453, however, …

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