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14 Asylum Seekers Identified as Involved in Recent Clashes with Greek Police on Lesbos Island

February 10, 2020
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MORIA, Lesbos – The Mytilini Security Directorate on Monday said it has identified 14 asylum seekers, eleven men and three women, who were involved in illegal activities carried out on February 3 during a protest march of Afghani nationals from the Moria hotspot to the town of Mytilini, Lesbos island.

The case file submitted to Mytilini’s Public Prosecutor’s Office includes charges of insurgency, violence against hotspot workers, disturbance of peace, property damage, attempt to cause grievous bodily harm, arson, as well as violations of gun legislation.

According to the case file, on the morning of February 3 the individuals in question prevented the regular distribution of food to residents at the Moria refugee reception and identification facility, triggering tensions that led to the police’s immediate intervention.

They then joined a rally at the Kara Tepe area, followed by a march to the town of Mytilini.

Along the way, the individuals named allegedly incited and took part in violent incidents, throwing stones and other objects against police forces and also lighting fires.

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