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Greece urged to release migrants children from “dirty, crowded cells” by human rights organisation

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Greek authorities to free the 276 unaccompanied migrant children currently detained in “dirty, crowded cells, sometimes alongside adults” in Greece.

In a letter sent to the Greek prime minister on 19 May, the group states that the urgent release of these children is vital, given that in the current situation “they are exposed to the risks of Covid-19 infection.”

Those unaccompanied migrants, according to the National Center for Social Solidarity, were in police custody awaiting transfer to a shelter. 

 

TMP _ 23/5/2020
Photo credit: Marius Steinke

Photo caption: Barbed wire in a prison and refugee home. Danger and threat in times of escape.