Monthly Archives: June 2018

Statistics on Deportations

For external data on deportations from Greece to Turkey since the EU-Turkey Statement see: Statistic on Deportations by the European Commission Statistic by the UNHCR from 31 March 2018 Return Statistic EU-Turkey Statement – Directorate General of Migration Management, Turkey … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Analyst: Mass Deportations of Afghans from Turkey: Thousands of migrants sent back in a deportation drive

Via Harekact and Afghanistan Analysts – In a recent television appearance, the Turkish Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu, said that 15,000 Afghans have been sent back home from Turkey. While it is likely that this number has been exaggerated, there is no … Continue reading

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Denial of Right to Appeal – Two Migrants from “Moria 35” Deported, 13 June 2018

On June 13th, two refugees from Ghana and Guinea have been deported to Turkey under questionable legal grounds. Despite the efforts of the Legal Centre Lesbos and lawyers from the organization HIAS, who were fighting against the deportation order, the … Continue reading

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The Myth of Voluntary Deportations – “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” from Greece, January 2018

The number of people who agree to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” of the “International Organization for Migration” (IOM) is significantly higher than the number of deportations … Continue reading

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30 November 2017 – Nigerian man deported despite serious health condition

Two brothers from Nigeria who made the deadly crossing from Turkey to Lesvos in a rubber dinghy were immediately detained in the pre-removal prison inside the so-called “Hotspot camp”, Moria. For almost three months they were isolated from society, adequate … Continue reading

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27 November 2017 – Dubious Deportations to Turkey Prevented!

On Thursday, 23rd November 2017, the deportation of two migrants was stopped last minute. The two men from Iran and Afghanistan were held in detention on Lesvos Island. Shortly before they were transported to the harbour of Mytilene to be … Continue reading

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15 March 2018, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & time 15th of March 2018 Means of transportation Bus & Plain (Astra Airlines) Number & gender 7 men (6 counted at police station, 7 counted at airport) Nationalities Syria Island Lesbos (aiport Mytilini to Adana, Turkey) Source Particularities … Continue reading

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8 March 2018, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & time 8th of March 2018 Means of transportation Bus & Ferry (Turyol) Number & gender 5 men Nationalities 3 from Pakistan, 1 from Iraq, 1 from Algeria Island all 5 from Lesbos (to Dikili, Turkey) source Particularities The … Continue reading

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01 March 2018, Lesvos – Turkey

  Date & time 01th of March 2018 11:20 am – 01:10 pm Means of transportation Bus & Ferry (Esref Jale) Number & gender 4 men Nationalities from Algeria, Guinea and Cameroon, Western Sahara source Island 3 from Lesvos, 1 … Continue reading

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Sent to their Deaths. A Documentary

A documentary about two Iranian activist brothers, Amir and Arash Hampay, on Lesvos Island. Amir is facing his deportation under the EU-Turkey Deal. But through the involvement of his brother, activists and lawyers, his deportation is halted last minute. However, … Continue reading

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