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Greece: Nearly 2,000 New Arrivals Detained in Overcrowded, Mainland Camps

Expand Families arriving at Malakassa detention site, in Greece, on March 14.  © 2020 Private (Athens) – Greek authorities are arbitrarily detaining nearly 2,000 migrants and asylum seekers in unacceptable conditions, and denying them the right to lodge asylum claims, in two recently established detention sites on mainland Greece, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities claim they are holding the new arrivals, including children, persons with disabilities, older people, and pregnant women, in quarantine due to COVID-19, but the absence of even basic health precautions is likely to help…

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