Migration and Struggle in Greece

15 year-old refugee dead during port police operation in the Greek island of Symi

Posted by clandestina on 29 August 2015

A 15 year old refugee was, according to initial reports, shot and killed when port authority and FRONTEX officers stopped a boat with refugees in the southeastern Aegean island of Symi.

An officer and a suspected smuggler were also injured during the incident on Saturday noon.

According to reports, the port authorities identified a boat approaching Greek territorial waters carrying suspected undocumented immigrants. Then, there was an exchange of fire, during which the young refugee was killed.

Update: Port authorities unofficially say that the 15-years old refugee was already dead because of suffocation.

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