Frontex Under Scrutiny, Pushbacks Continue In Greece

On May 25, Aegean Boat Report was contacted by people onboard a Greek coast guard vessel outside Samos, close to the island of Samiopoula, heading towards the Turkish sea border, begging for help. People onboard asked for help, they believed that the Greek coast guard was pushing them back to Turkey, later their suspicion wouldContinue reading “Frontex Under Scrutiny, Pushbacks Continue In Greece”

Sailboat Carrying 65 People “Magically Disappeared” in Greek Waters

On Sunday, May 15, Aegean Boat Report published information in a sailboat drifting 9 miles west of Kythera in the Peloponnese, carrying approximately 62 people, amongst them 12 children. We wrote:“A group of 62 people, 40 men, 10 women and 12 children, are drifting in a sailboat west of Kithira, Peloponnese. The boat are driftingContinue reading “Sailboat Carrying 65 People “Magically Disappeared” in Greek Waters”

Does UNHCR enable the torture of refugees by Greek police?

UNHCR has consistently and strongly criticised the Greek government and its uniformed officers for their barbaric, illegal, pushbacks against people who arrive in Greece. So why does UNHCR Greece hand the same authorities details about the locations of those men, women and children? A boat carrying 38 people, amongst them at least 17 children andContinue reading “Does UNHCR enable the torture of refugees by Greek police?”

⚠️Urgent Appeal, 90 People In Imminent Danger Of Being Pushed Back From Kos⚠️

Earlier today, Saturday May 7th, a sailboat carrying approximately 90 people, amongst them 30 children, was forced to go towards land on Kos due to engine problems. They arrived in a remote area on kos, south west of Limnionas beach, in a rocky area, luckily everyone made it ashore with only minor casualties. A child,Continue reading “⚠️Urgent Appeal, 90 People In Imminent Danger Of Being Pushed Back From Kos⚠️”

Groundbreaking decision in our first pushback case before the European Court of Human Rights

Last week, we asked the European Court of Human Rights to intervene with an urgent measure under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court to prevent the pushback of four asylum-seekers from Greek territory (Aegean islands). Initially, the Court issued a provisional decision, asking to the Greek Government information about the steps that had beenContinue reading “Groundbreaking decision in our first pushback case before the European Court of Human Rights”