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Minister of Citizen Protection, gladly surprised by lack of abuse, threatens…

Posted by clandestina on 10 November 2009

source, adapted from: http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.article&id=100563

Improved Detention Conditions promises Minister of Citizen Protection

Deputy Minister of Citizen Protection Spyros Vougias went to see for himself the places of detention for foreigners. The aim of the ministry according to Mr. Vougias is to relieve the overcrowded detention facilities of the Immigration Police Service.

[clandestinenglish note: these facilities ]

Vougias welcomed  the eclipse of violence and abuse at the detention centers, but appeared concerned about the large number, larger than the permitted, of the illegal immigrants concentrated in them.

At the same time, he noted that the detention center in Pagani of Lesvos will reopen when prison conditions improve and in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, in Mytilene, a new site immigrants, who was destined for housing officers, will be used.

He also said that patrols on land and sea will be strengthened so that traffickers be identified and severely punished.  Mr. Vougias said that he has  informed the EU on the problems of migrant smuggling, and that there should be negotiation with Turkey, so that the centers are in the neighboring country and not in Greece.

2 Responses to “Minister of Citizen Protection, gladly surprised by lack of abuse, threatens…”

  1. […] closed down the detention center in Pagani on the island of Lesvos. Also the new deputy minister promised better detention conditions. In other words, they turned the levels of repression back to where they were last year (give or […]

  2. […] against sans papiers between the previous government and the current one cannot be disguised with cheap sensational denouncements by government officials of immigrant […]

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