Category Archives: report

This section shows in-depth reports and cases we follow.

The Death of Dreams – A Voice from Prison

Many people who come to Europe looking for freedom and safety find themselves imprisoned. While the EU politics forcibly keep people trapped in overcrowded and barbed wired camps on the Greek islands, the Greek police uses harsh crack down strategies … Continue reading

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Trial of Sapfous 122- Not Guilty Verdict on All Charges

Via Legal Centre Lesvos: Press Release: Peaceful demonstration and the human right to freedom of assembly prevails On 9th of April 2019, in the Misdemeanours Court of Mytilene, the 110 on trial for resistance against authorities, rioting, and illegal occupation … Continue reading

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Trial of Sapfous 122 – Today in Mytilene

via Legal Centre Lesbos – Press Release of 9th May 2019 – Mytilini GREECE Today 122 people are on trial in Mytilene, Lesvos, after being arrested in the early morning of 23 April 2018. They are charged with resisting arrest, … Continue reading

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Severely traumatized person seeking protection deported on 18th of April 2019

On 18th of April, six men were deported from Lesvos to Turkey. Among them was an about thirty-year-old Bengali man. He faces severe mental problems and his doctor from Médecins Sans Frontières informed the authorities in oral and written form … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Detention on Arrival – A Critique of Migrant Incarceration on Lesvos Island

The Procedure of Arrests Upon Arrival Since 2016, some people arriving to Lesvos have been detained immediately after they reach the island. Their detention can last for up to three months, and most people are kept for the entire period of time in … 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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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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Family with daughter in wheelchair and young children deported

On the 17th of January, we witnessed the deportation of nine persons from Lesvos to Dikili, Turkey. Among them was a family. The parents were deported together with their four children (estimated ages 3, 5 and 10, and 13). Three … Continue reading

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Severely injured individual deported directly from hospital on 18th October 2018

On 17th October 2018, a man detained in the pre-removal centre of Moria camp was informed that he would be deported to Turkey the next day. Fearing imprisonment in Turkey and eventually the deportation from Turkey to his country of … Continue reading

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