Monthly Archives: February 2019

“Voluntary Returns”: 18 – 24 February 2019, 11 people

Date 18th of February 20th of February Number of people 8 3 Islands 8 from Kos source 3 from Chios source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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21 February, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & Time 21st of February, 11 am (Ferry) Means of Transportation Bus & Ferry Number & Gender 2 men Nationalities 2 from Afghanistan (source: UNHCR) Islands 2 from Lesvos source Reasons for Deportation 2: negative decision at 2nd instance … Continue reading

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Criminalization of Deportation Monitoring – Arrests and Police Violence

The EU-Turkey statement of 18th of March 2016 gained lots of media attention. It was presented as a solution for the so-called “refugee crisis” with the goal to return “[a]ll new irregular migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands as … Continue reading

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Moria 8 declared innocent

“Police officers in Mytilene do strange things I cannot understand.” President of High Court, Chios After 11 months of unjust detention, the Moria 8 have finally been declared innocent and will be released. On the 22nd of February 2019, they … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 11 – 17 February 2019, 8 people

Date 17th of February Number of people 8 Islands 8 from Kos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From … Continue reading

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Ongoing Criminalization of Refugee Protests – Upcoming trials against migrants on Lesvos

The criminalization of refugees protesting for their rights on Lesvos Island continues. In April 2018, 32 people from the Moria 35 who had been arrested arbitrarily following a peaceful sit-in strike were convicted without any reliable evidence. Now, three more … Continue reading

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15 February, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & Time 15th of February, 12.30 am (Ferry) Means of Transportation Bus & Ferry Number & Gender 9 people Nationalities unknown Islands 3 from Lesvos, 2 from Chios, 2 from Samos, 2 from Kos source Particularities – two people … Continue reading

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Deportations to Turkey – overview: January 2019

Month January Number & Nationality 19 (11 from Iraq, 4 from Syria, 2 from Pakistan, 1 from Egypt, 1 from Algeria) source1 source2 Islands 1 from Lesvos, 10 from Chios, 4 from Kos, 3 from Leros, 1 from Samos Reasons … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 04 – 10 February 2019, 7 people

Date 7th of February 10th of February Number of people 4 3 Islands 4 from Kos source 3 from Samos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 28 January – 03 February 2019, 5 people

Date 3rd of February Number of people 5 Islands 5 from Samos source These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of the IOM. From … Continue reading

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