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“Voluntary Returns”: 4 – 10 March 2019, 16 people

Date 8th of March 9th of March Number of people 10 6 Islands 10 from Chios source 6 from Kos 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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7 March, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & Time 7th of March, 11.30 am (Ferry) Means of Transportation Bus & Ferry (Turyol) Number & Gender 2 men Nationalities 1 from Nigeria 1 from Ghana (source: UNHCR) Islands 2 from Samos source Reasons for Deportation 2: negative … Continue reading

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Deportations to Turkey – overview: February 2019

Month February Number & Nationality 13 (3 from Afghanistan, 2 from Pakistan, 1 from Nigeria, 1 from Egypt, 1 from Iran, 1 from Iraq, 1 from Algeria, 3 other Nationalities) source1 source2 Islands 5 from Lesvos, 3 from Chios, 3 … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Returns”: 25 February – 3 March 2019, 5 people

Date 1st of March 3rd of March Number of people 2 3 Islands 2 from Lesvos source 3 from Kos 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” overview: February 2019

Month February Number of People 31 Islands 8 from Samos, 20 from Kos, 3 from Chios These people agreed to “voluntary” return from Greece to their country of origin with the programme of “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration” (AVRR) of … Continue reading

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28 February, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & Time 28th of February, 1:45 pm (Ferry) Means of Transportation Bus & Ferry (Esref Jale) Number & Gender 2 men Nationalities 1 from Cameroon, 1 from Algeria (source: UNHCR) Islands 1 from Chios, 1 from Samos source Reasons … Continue reading

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“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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