Migration and Struggle in Greece

“Racist deportations must cease” says the Pakistani Community in Greece

Posted by clandestina on 17 June 2009

source: tvxs article

Immigrants, students, unions and other social actors who met on Monday evening under the auspices of the Pakistani Community in Greece called for a stop on illegal deportations. At the same time, they decided to organize a rally against the government’s stance to immigration.

As denounced by the chairman of the Pakistani Community Tzavent Aslam, the Greek authorities, working with the Ambassador of Pakistan in Athens, used a special charter flight for the forced repatriation of 55 Pakistani immigrants living in Greece while their applications for political asylum were pending.

«We are people» say the Pakistanis in Greece, who declared that the deportations are unacceptable at a time when there is war in the country, which forced 2.5 million people to become refugees.

«Their lives are at risk», stressed the protestors who claim political asylum and legalization of immigrants residing in Greece.

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