Category Archives: report

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

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. We estimate their ages as 3, 5 and 10, … 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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Again – Three individuals removed from the deportation list

On October 4th, 2018, the deportation of three migrants from Lesvos to Turkey – who did not get the possibility to exhaust their legal remedies in Greece – was stopped at the last minute. Only three weeks later, on October … Continue reading

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The Guardian: ‘It’s against the law’: Syrian refugees deported from Turkey back to war

Via HAREKACT and  The Guardian [16.10.2018] – With tension mounting in Idlib, people trying to flee across the border are being given the choice of detention or waiving their right to asylum The Syrian town of Atimha, at the border … Continue reading

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Deportation as Business Model

Deportation as a Business Model The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, better known as Frontex, supports the operational implementation of the deportations under the EU-Turkey statement. This means that the agency is responsible for deploying so-called “forced-return escorts” that … Continue reading

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Deportation of three individuals halted last minute

On 4th October 2018, the deportation of three individuals was halted at the very last minute. They had been transferred from Moria Camp to the police station to be then escorted on the deportation ferry to Turkey, although the three … Continue reading

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The prison within the prison within the prison: The detention complex of Moria Camp

Since the EU-Turkey statement, migrants arriving from Turkey on the Greek Islands – on EU soil – are prohibited to travel freely within Greece. Their movement is restricted to the small Islands of Lesvos, Chios, Leros, Samos or Kos where … Continue reading

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STOP DEPORTATIONS TO TURKEY

People trapped on the Greek Islands are deprived of basic rights Since the EU-Turkey Statement, more and more people seeking protection in Europe are deported directly from the Greek Islands to Turkey. According to the European Commission, at least 2,224 … Continue reading

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Infrastructure of Deportations

We just published our first blogpost about the EU-Turkey deportation regime. In this post  we briefly illustrate the different phases of deportations from Lesvos to Turkey to  point out the roles of important players who facilitate these practices of removal. … 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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