Group of Afghanis in Lesvos Start Hunger Strike Demanding Asylum

October 28, 2017

LESVOS – A group of Afghani nationals in Lesvos started a hunger strike on Friday, requesting that the Greek government grants them asylum in the country, or else be allowed to travel to another European city.

The migrants, who have been staying on Sapfous square in Mytilene since last Saturday to avoid the overcrowded conditions at the registration center of Moria, said in an open letter they decided to take this step to “defend their dignity”.

“We give the Greek government and the UNHCR four more days to set us free, before others follow our example. In this cradle of supposed democracy, you are forcing us to stitch our mouths and start a hunger strike and the only reason for that is to defend our dignity and freedom,” they said.


ATHENS - Greece’s push to get more electric vehicles on the roads, which will offer subsidies to buy them and set up more charging stations, will be applied to taxis as well in the capital and the country’s second-largest city of Thessaloniki.

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.


Mission…to Amyntaio, a TNH Documentary by Clelia Charissis

Dear readers, let me briefly introduce myself, while wishing you "a summer full of positive energy and good health.

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.