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But is EU listening? Greece-Turkey refugee transfers beset by gross violations
Apr15

But is EU listening? Greece-Turkey refugee transfers beset by gross violations

Arbitrary transfers of refugees and migrants from Greece to Turkey need to be stopped amid the growing fears of human rights violations, but whether European Union leaders are heeding calls for reform isn’t at all clear. The deportations of refugees and migrants from Greece to Turkey must be halted immediately and people wanting to seek asylum should not be kept in detention, said Oxfam, Norwegian Refugee Council and...

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Left to rot? The pungent fruit of NATO in Libya
May10

Left to rot? The pungent fruit of NATO in Libya

Can the aftermath of NATO’s 2011 invasion of Libya get any worse? And how safe is Europe amid the heartbreak of the lottery of life that’s the Mediterranean crossing for people seeking safety and shelter? A damning new report from Amnesty International spells out what’s happening. Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and smugglers, as well as systematic...

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Sharp rise in Mediterranean migrant deaths
Apr15

Sharp rise in Mediterranean migrant deaths

Deaths among people seeking shelter in Europe amid multiple conflicts in Africa and the Middle East have risen 50-fold, Amnesty International said [15 April 2015] , citing UN data. The advocacy group focused criticism on “European governments’ ongoing negligence towards the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean,” pointing to fears as many as 400 more have died off the coast of Libya in recent days. An Amnesty...

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