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Migration and Struggle in Greece

2000 immigrants on Hunger Strike

Posted by clandestina on 9 April 2013

More than 2,000 immigrants held in reception centers in Greece have been on a hunger strike since April 6 to denounce the intolerable conditions.

KEERFA activists said at a press conference on April 8, “The culmination of the poor detention conditions, the mistreatment and tortures migrants have to deal with in reception centers was the three suicide attempts which happened in Amygdaleza center in northern Athens last weekend”.

KEERFA coordinator, Petros Constantinou, talked about the inhuman conditions in reception centers, adding that hunger strikes have spread across Greece, while many police departments have turned into places of abuse for immigrants and refugees.

Local immigrant community leaders who also spoke at the press conference called on authorities to give them permission to visit with hunger-striking migrants at the detention centers and to provide them access to doctors and lawyers.

 

5 Responses to “2000 immigrants on Hunger Strike”

  1. ubeudgen said

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  2. [...] Clandestina reports more than 2,000 detainees are participating and quotes Petros Constantinou, KEERFA coordinator and Athens town councilor at a press conference on 8th April: “The culmination of the poor detention conditions, the mistreatment and tortures migrants have to deal with in reception centers was the three suicide attempts which happened in Amygdaleza center in northern Athens last weekend”. [...]

  3. Anonymous said

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    47 Afghans reported arrested

  4. [...] 2000 Immigrants on Hunger Strike [...]

  5. […] There the people must wait to be deported or are just imprisoned indefinitely. Inside these camps 2,000 people have reportedly gone on hunger strike with some reportedly having attempted suicide. The strike started at the camp for immigrants at […]

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