Migration and Struggle in Greece

Archive for August, 2013

400 immigrants on hunger strike in Orestiada detention center

Posted by clandestina on 28 August 2013

The morning of Wednesday, August 28, around 400 immigrants detained in the concentration camp of Orestiada (near the Greek-Turkish land border) staged a hunger strike.
The reason is that yesterday, the detention center authorities announced that the immigrants’ detention time will be extended to 18 months. The prisoners expressed their intense discomfort as many of them are in the camp for over a year without having committed any crime, without even having been in trial in any court of any kind.
Soufian, a refugee from Syria, is on a hunger strike for one week. This morning he fainted and was transferred to hospital. Alois, from Iran, last nigh sewed his lips. They all ask only one thing: freedom.

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Korinthos Detention Center: migrant jumped out of the window

Posted by clandestina on 24 August 2013

kentro-kratisis-495x33024 August, midday: An Afghani migrant jumped out of the window of the detention center in Korinthos and was seriously injured. Earlier, the detainee had climbed the iron bars of the windows, threatening he would jump, to protest his prolonged and inhuman incarceration.

Around 5,000 immigrants have been arrested and detained in Greece since the launching of “Xenios Dias” police operation one year ago.

The injured man has been transferred to the General Hospital of Korinthos. At the moment there is no further information about his condition.

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Amygdaleza uprising suppressed – 41 immigrants on trial

Posted by clandestina on 12 August 2013



41 immigrants are facing various charges after the suppression of the Amygdaleza uprising.

The situation of the immigrants injured during the uprising is unknown, since access to the detention center is denied even to lawyers.

Meanwhile, the mayor of the area, Sotiris Duros, declared that an uprising was “an expected one”, since the conditions in the detention center are inhuman and the temperature in the (made of of metal) cargo containers used for constraining 1650 people, during summertime reaches up to 50 Celsius degrees. This. combined with the fact that a prolonging of their imprisonment to 18 months was announced, led to the uprising.









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Immigrants uprising in Amygdaleza detention center

Posted by clandestina on 10 August 2013

Saturday 10th of August. Immigrants imprisoned at Amygdaleza detention center (near Athens) have revolted this night (around 22.00). They have set on fire mattresses and the cargo containers that are being used as their cells. Fire brigade and riot police are on the spot.

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