New Report Shows Evidence of Greece Illegally Pushing Refugees Back to Turkey

Greece stands accused of perpetrating turn-backs of refugees from inside its territory, even going so far as to re-embark those who had already made land on the Greek island of Lesvos, back onto their boat, to force them back to Turkey.

The Legal Centre Lesvos, a charity registered in Greece, released a report in early July detailing allegations of such push-backs — including testimony from witnesses. Such actions are illegal, in contravention of both the Universal Declaration and the European Convention on Human Rights.

Read my full article on the issue here.

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