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Migration and Struggle in Greece

Two Greek coast guard officers convicted over 2007 migrant abuse

Posted by clandestina on 27 November 2013

Two coast guard officers were found guilty and one cleared on Tuesday of
torturing Moroccan migrants on Chios in 2007.

The navy tribunal handed the two men suspended jail sentences of three
and six years.

One of their two victims appeared in court and said he was subjected to
waterboarding and fake executions.

“We applaud this decision and we hope that it will act as a deterrent
against criminal behavior toward refugees and immigrants of which
members of the coast guard have been accused in the past,” said the
Group of Lawyers for the Rights of Refugees and Migrants.

The abuse of the migrants was first brought to light by the German-based
nongovernmental organization Pro Asyl.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday November 26, 2013

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