Three people drowned after being thrown into the sea in handcuffs by Greek Coast Guard

According to information published by the Turkish coast guard, a group of 12 people was captured on the island of Chios, after they had arrived on a boat from Turkey together with 27 others. Before being forced back out to sea, they were taken to an unknown location, stripped of their belongings and beaten byContinue reading “Three people drowned after being thrown into the sea in handcuffs by Greek Coast Guard”

The Life Rafts In The Aegean Sea

Over the last three years 38.000 people have been pushed back in the Aegean Sea in 1.500 cases by Greek authorities, despite the mounting evidence against them, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, continue to deny Greek involvement in these atrocities. Evidence is recorded by UN bodies, NGOs and investigative journalists. However, Mitsotakis refuted the everContinue reading “The Life Rafts In The Aegean Sea”

We will not legitimize the NTA as an independent body, by participating in their false investigation

On 27 June 2022, we at ABR were asked by Greece’s National Transparency Authority to submit evidence relating to 28 pushbacks carried out by uniformed officers of the Greek police and/or coastguard in the Eastern Aegean islands and sea, between 25 March 2020, and 20 May 2021. It is a request we have, after carefulContinue reading “We will not legitimize the NTA as an independent body, by participating in their false investigation”

32 Refugees Tortured On Kos Held Captive for 12 hours By Greek Authorities

On June 25 at 06.00 am, a boat carrying 32 people, all from Afghanistan, landed east of Ag. Fokas, Kos south east. Immediately after arriving the group fled to the hills in the surrounding area, in fear of being found by police and illegal returned to Turkey. Shortly after arriving the group contacted Aegean BoatContinue reading “32 Refugees Tortured On Kos Held Captive for 12 hours By Greek Authorities”

Let’s Be Very Clear Mitsotakis, You Are Most Definitely Lying

On Monday July 4, Aegean Boat Report published an Urgent Appeal on the behalf of 47 People In Imminent Danger Of Being Pushed Back From Lesvos. We called upon organizations, lawyers and journalists currently on Lesvos for assistance, the group was is in danger of being pushed back if found by Greek authorities. The groupContinue reading “Let’s Be Very Clear Mitsotakis, You Are Most Definitely Lying”

Afghan Refugees Tortured on Farmakonisi By Greek Guards

On Wednesday morning, June 22 at 05.30, a boat carrying 39 people, mostly families fleeing from Afghanistan, landed on the uninhabited Greek island of Farmakonisi. The group contacted Aegean Boat Report for assistance, they asked for help to be rescued from the island and taken to a port of safety to apply for asylum. FarmakonisiContinue reading “Afghan Refugees Tortured on Farmakonisi By Greek Guards”

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”

Pushbacks Funded By The European Union

Aegean Boat Report was contacted tonight by people onboard a Greek coast guard vessel outside Samos, close to the island of Samiopoula, heading towards the Turkish sea border, begin for help. “They arrested us from from a sailboat heading to Italy yesterday, Organization…. please help us, please send someone to help us, they are goingContinue reading “Pushbacks Funded By The European Union”