“Voluntary Returns”: 7 – 13 January 2019, 3 people

Date13th of January
Number of people3
Islands3 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 the Greek Islands they were most propably transferred to a pre-removal centre on the Greek mainland in order to be returned to their country of origin.

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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 origin, he reached out to his friends through the pay phone in prison, but no one was able to help him. Full of despair, he attepted suicide in the early morning before the deportation through drinking shampoo and deeply cutting his stomach, explaining that he preferred to die instead of being deported. The police guarding the prison called the ambulance and the man was transferred to the hospital in Mytilene.

Only recently we found out that the young man was only a few hours later brought directly from the hospital to the police station and then deported together with four other persons to Turkey.

Former detainees in the pre-removal prison explained that in the following weeks, the police decided to close the pay phone in prison on Wednesday evenings, so that even people with phone cards were unable to call friends or lawyers after being informed about their upcoming deportation (detainees in Moria prison only have access to their mobile phones on the weekends).

We strongly condemn the inhumane practice of detaining and deporting people to Turkey. Under the EU-Turkey Deal, deportations are carried out ruthless, without regard for people’s personal situation and health condition, pushing many people who came to Europe to seek protection into desperate situations where they see no other options than self-harming or attempting suicide.

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Deportations to Turkey – overview: December 2018

MonthDecember
Number & Nationality11 (5 from Pakistan, 2 from Iraq, 2 from Algeria, 1 from
Egypt, 1 other Nationality) source1, source2
Island2 from Lesvos, 3 from Chios, 2 from Samos, 4 from Kos
Reason for
Deportation
10: negative decision on asylum claim at 2nd instance, 1: withdrawl of asylum claim source

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“Voluntary Returns”: 31 December 2018 – 6 January 2019, 13 people

Date6th of January
Number of people13
Islands3 from Chios, 3 from Samos, 1 from Leros, 6 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 the Greek Islands they were most propably transferred to a pre-removal centre on the Greek mainland in order to be returned to their country of origin.

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“Voluntary Returns” overview: December 2018

Month

December

Number of people

24

Island

 4 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 6 from Samos, 11 from Kos,  2 from other islands

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 the Greek Islands they were most propably transferred to a pre-removal centre on the Greek mainland in order to be returned to their country of origin.

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“Voluntary Returns”: 24 – 30 December 2018

There were no transfers of people, who signed the “voluntary” return.

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 the Greek Islands they were most propably transferred to a pre-removal centre on the Greek mainland in order to be returned to their country of origin.

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“Voluntary Returns”: 17 – 23 December 2018, 6 people

Date 19th of December
Number of people 6
Islands 2 from Lesvos, 2 from Kos, 2 from other islands 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 the Greek Islands they were most propably transferred to a pre-removal centre on the Greek mainland in order to be returned to their country of origin.

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20 December, Kos – Turkey

Date & time

20th of December 2018

Means of transportation

unknown

Number & gender

3

Nationalities

unknown

Island

1 from Lesvos, 1 from Chios, 1 from Samos source

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13 December, Lesvos – Turkey

Date & time

13th of December 2018 (11:15 am Ferry)

Means of transportation

Bus & Ferry (Turyol)

Number & gender

8 men

Nationalities

unknown

Island

1 from Lesvos, 2 from Chios, 1 from Samos, 4 from Kos source

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“Voluntary Returns”: 10 – 16 December 2018, 2 people

Date 13th of December
Number of people 2
Islands 2 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 the Greek Islands they were most propably transferred to a pre-removal centre on the Greek mainland in order to be returned to their country of origin.

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