EC turns Greece into massive concentration camp; refugees now being shipped out

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Map showing refugee detention centres

From today all new refugee arrivals to Greece will be returned directly or via detention centres to Turkey. These measures are entirely illegal under European law, but the Greek authorities are expected to do much of the EC’s dirty work. Those refugees already in Greece are also being detained in these centres for ‘processing’ (their onward fate is currently unclear, though some will undoubtedly be returned to Turkey and then to the war zones). Meanwhile ships are leaving the Greek islands right now, laden with refugee cargo in their thousands and destined for the mainland centres (see tweet below). In an appendix is a listing of where the vast majority of refugees in Greece are currently located. Here is the decision by the EU last Friday (limited circulation and in usual Eurospeak gobbledygook) on the EU-Turkey deal. Here is what it means in simpler terms…

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Or…

“You have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land
no one burns their palms
under trains
beneath carriages
no one spends days and nights in the stomach of a truck
feeding on newspaper unless the miles travelled
means something more than journey.
no one crawls under fences
no one wants to be beaten
pitied”

Extract from “Home” by Warsan Shire

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Ship leaving Lesbos for Eleusis (not  Kavala) detention centre with refugees

Appendix: up to date listing of where refugees are located in Greece:

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One Response to EC turns Greece into massive concentration camp; refugees now being shipped out

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