Greece has been accused of expelling over 1,000 migrants at sea.
It’s been reported they took the migrants out into international waters, put them into motorless boats, and left them to fend for themselves in the middle of the sea.
— News24 (@News24) August 15, 2020
The New York Times claims they have evidence from 31 different sources such as multiple eye witnesses, the Turkish coast guard, and independent watchdogs.
One woman, a teacher from Syria, claims she and numerous others including babies were taken by masked officials in the middle of the night who took them out into the sea before placing them on a motorless and rudderless boat.
Asylum seekers in #Greece face homelessness as the Greek government changes its housing approach for #refugees and #migrants.
Many #asylumseekers have joined protests against the reforms.https://t.co/c98L2v9JmN— InfoMigrants (@InfoMigrants) June 1, 2020
They were eventually rescued by Turkish Coast Guard.
It was very inhumane. I left Syria for fear of bombing — but when this happened, I wished I’d died under a bomb.
New allegations that #Greece Coast Guards forces asylum seekers into inflatable rafts and abandon them at Sea.https://t.co/7NN5Fedu1Y@UNMigration & UN @Refugees agencies called Greece to investigate. What about @EU_Commission 🤐 ? pic.twitter.com/bAPAWgNwK3— Philippe Dam (@philippe_dam) June 18, 2020
The country’s population have grown increasingly frustrated with migrants travelling to the country and now it appears their right wing government are taking matters into their own hands.