x

Society

EU Court Rules Greece Must Pay Mistreated Young Refugees

March 1, 2019

With Greece awash with waves of refugees and migrants, the European Court of Human Rights ordered the payment of 4,000 euros ($4,550) to nine teenagers – six Syrians, two Iraqis, and a Moroccan – who arrived in the country in early 2016.

Media reports said the ECHR found they were held for between three and five weeks in police or border-guard stations before being transferred to migration authorities and that the detention centers in which they were kept were unsuitable, especially for children.

The court, however, rejected a claim by the migrants that the reception center to which they were eventually sent was overcrowded and unsanitary although human rights groups have complained many of them are, with Greece housing more than 70,000 refugees and migrants, including more than 15,000 on islands near Turkey.

The court said the influx of migrants to Greece at that time was an “unprecedented migratory and humanitarian crisis” and that the reception center had been created on an emergency basis but with activists continuing to complain the facilities are inhumane.

RELATED

ATHENS — A Greek helicopter pilot was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing his British-Greek wife in their home on the outskirts of Athens and trying to mislead police for weeks by claiming she was killed by intruders in a brutal house invasion.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mitsotakis Meets with Biden at the White House (Video)

WASHINGTON, DC – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with US President Joe Biden at the White House on Monday, in the first day of an official two-day visit to the American capital.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.