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Over 200 People Pushed Back Outside Lesvos on April 2

Before first light on 2 April, Aegean Boat Reported was contacted by several people claiming to be in the need of rescue in different locations in the sea area around Lesvos. Some had been pushed back, engines removed from their vessels, drifting. One was being towed towards Turkish waters, and others were forced back overContinue reading “Over 200 People Pushed Back Outside Lesvos on April 2”

” I Felt like An Animal On The Way To Slaughter”

In the early hours of Tuesday, 30 March, 37 people started out from Ayvalik, Turkey, in a rubber boat and headed towards Lesvos north east. The wind and current in the area pushed them due south west. After two hours the boat’s engine stopped and they called for help, still in Turkish waters, drifting slowlyContinue reading “” I Felt like An Animal On The Way To Slaughter””

‘In the light of more than a year of illegal pushbacks by official Greek rescue and border patrol agencies at the behest of the Greek government, behaviour which we can only describe as reprehensible and inhuman, Aegean Boat Report is sorry to announce that except in cases of extreme risk of suffering and potential lossContinue reading

Two Children Left Drifting Alone In A Rubber Dingy By The Hellenic Coast Guard!

In yet another shocking breach of international law, two children have been beaten, robbed and forced onto a rubber dinghy by Greek authorities, despite repeated government claims that it does not carry out ‘pushbacks’ of refugees from Greece to Turkey. Two children were forcibly removed from Vathy refugee camp on Samos, and set adrift, alone,Continue reading “Two Children Left Drifting Alone In A Rubber Dingy By The Hellenic Coast Guard!”

Small Children Left Drifting In Life Rafts In The Aegean Sea!

In yet another shocking breach of international law, men, women and children have been beaten, robbed and forced onto a life raft by Greek authorities, despite repeated government claims that it does not undertake ‘pushbacks’ of refugees into Turkey. Thirteen men, women and children were forcibly removed from a refugee camp in Lesvos on WednesdayContinue reading “Small Children Left Drifting In Life Rafts In The Aegean Sea!”

3 People Drowned After they where forced in life rafts by the Hellenic coast guard

Survivors claims that 3 people drowned after they where forced in life rafts by the Hellenic coast guard A boat carrying 34 people started out at from Sazli, Ayvacik, Turkey on December 18th at 22.00, heading towards Lesvos north east. Around midnight they where stopped and picked up by a vessel with ID number ΛΣContinue reading “3 People Drowned After they where forced in life rafts by the Hellenic coast guard”