World Greece. Athens pursues the illegal refups of migrants

23:22  13 july  2021
23:22  13 july  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Des demandeurs d’asile dans un canot pneumatique au large de l’île grecque de Kos, en août 2015. © AFP Archives of asylum seekers in a pneumatic canoe off the Greek island of Kos, in August 2015.

Greek coastguards still blocked the crawler boats. 'asylum. In defiance of risks and international law.

It has been two years since the Greek coast guards, but also European officials from the Frontex agency who support them, are accused of conducting illegal interceptions in the sea of ​​migrants, then turned to Turkey . In a black book put forward 2020 to the European institutions, the NGO Border Violence Monitoring Network has identified 12,600 cases in the Mediterranean.

The pressure put on Athens by the NGOs of Human Rights , and more softly by the European Union , does not seem to have effect. The AFP has just authenticate the testimonial and video transmitted by a Cameroonian of 39 years.

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on June 10, 2021, a few minutes from the shoreline of the Greek island of Kos, the Barcasse where Tchinda are and thirty asylum seekers, is stopped by A military ship. He was joined by two smaller boats. The coastguard shouted us to go home. On the videos of Tchinda, we see men in uniform, with rail bars, surround the boat of migrants. Then, the boats created waves to get away from Turkish waters. Fortunately, no one fell to the water.

L’île de Kos. © West-France The island of Kos.

The method is roded: scare and repel migrants out of Greek waters. Sometimes canoes are downright towed. These forced, dangerous referrals are contrary to international humanitarian law, recall NGOs. According to Turkey, since the beginning of the year 2021, 5,693 migrants have been repressed from Greek waters.

A reality that premier Kyriákos Mitsotakis denies, not without cynicism: repression? This word does not exist in my vocabulary, "he said in early July. Our coastguards are not a reception service. They are there to keep our borders.

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