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Greece: Grant Asylum Access to New Arrivals

Expand New arrivals since March 1 on the Aegean island of Lesbos sleep outdoors behind a chapel in the village of Klio, where authorities are guarding them. © 2020 Grigoris Siamidis (Athens) – Greek authorities have denied at least 625 people who arrived on the island of Lesbos between March 1 and 18, 2020 the right to seek asylum, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities are detaining 189 new arrivals on the island of Lesbos in unacceptable conditions. The other 436 were transported to a closed center in Malakassa, north of Athens, in conditions that are as yet unknown. On March 1,…

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