Greece: Migrant Children Held in Deplorable Conditions

ESPMI Network

Athens – Greek police routinely lock up unaccompanied children in small, overcrowded, and unhygienic cells for weeks and months, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek police.

The 27-page report, “‘Why Are You Keeping Me Here?’: Unaccompanied Children Detained in Greece,” documents arbitrary and prolonged detention of children in violation of international and Greek law. Children are held in unsanitary conditions, sometimes with unrelated adults, in police stations and detention centers where they have little access to basic care and services. The report is based on interviews with 42 children who were or had been detained, as well as visits to two police stations and two detention centers in mainland Greece.

For more details visit https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/09/08/greece-migrant-children-held-deplorable-conditions

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