Govt bats away pushback allegations as migration attitudes harden

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Migration, New Democracy, United Nations

New media allegations of pushbacks of migrants from the Greek borders and a stern warning from the UN have led the Greek government to issue a statement defending its humanitarian record and denying the use of illegal and dangerous border defence practices.

Earlier this week, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees expressed its concern over “recurrent and consistent reports” of violence and human rights violations on Greece’s land and sea borders with Turkey. The unusually strongly worded warning cited 540 ...

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