Pushed Back – refoulement of refugees at the Greek-Turkish land and sea border
Posted by clandestina on 8 November 2013
On the Greek-Turkish land border refugees are systematically refouled with brutal, shocking and systematic violations of human rights: ‘When they left us in the Turkish waters they made waves again and six of us – all men – fell into the sea. The Greeks saw that, but they didn’t help, they just left.’ PRO ASYL documents these systematic pushback in the report “Pushed Back – systematic human rights violations against refugees in the aegean sea and the greek-turkish land border”. With few exceptions, all documented pushback took place in the area of operations of Frontex. PRO ASYL raises the question of the involvement of Frontex on the human rights violations and calls: Frontex must end its operations in Greece.
Summary (in German): http://www.proasyl.de/fileadmin/fm-dam/NEWS/2013/Summary_Faelle_Deutsch_Pushed_Back.pdf