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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee publishes report on Greece

Posted by clandestina on 16 October 2014

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Strasbourg, 16.10.2014 – The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published today the report on its eleventh visit to Greece. The visit took place two years after the CPT had issued a public statement in which it had expressed serious concerns regarding the lack of effective action to tackle systemic deficiencies concerning the conditions of detention of irregular migrants and the situation in the prisons. Regrettably, the findings of the 2013 visit demonstrate clearly that the situation has not improved. Further, the problem of ill-treatment by the police appears to be growing and there is little evidence that allegations of ill-treatment are investigated promptly and thoroughly, leading to some police officers believing they can act with impunity.

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January-September 2014: 3,072 migrant deaths in the Mediterranean…

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Posted by clandestina on 16 October 2014

Φόρουμ Μεταναστών Κρήτης



To all pertinent authorities:

On September 13 a mass murder of refugees in the Mediterranean is in the news. 500 people were on board on a ship that was later rammed. Only 10 survived. Six of them were transferred to Chania, Crete. Among them a young woman who had rescued two young children until the authorities had them collected. Unfortunately, one of them died during the transport. The child struggled for four days in the sea, but could not last a little longer…

The 19-year-old woman, a Syrian citizen, is Doaa Shorri. She held in her hands the two children for 4 days and 4 nights. She had even placed one of them inside her lifejacket, since she is a very petite woman.

She is now in Chania on her own, a guest at the house of the president of the local…

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