UNHCR Calls on Greece to Look into Reports of Pushbacks at the Country’s Borders

ATHENS — The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is urging Greece to investigate multiple reports of pushbacks by Greek authorities at the country’s land and maritime borders, said its spokesperson Babar Baloch during a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Friday.

These allegations about Greece forcibly returning migrants and asylum seekers to Turkey after they have reached Greek territory have increased since March, the UNHCR official noted. Baloch added that many of these reports have been confirmed by NGOs and direct evidence, even though the migration influx to Greece has fallen sharply.

Forced repatriations run counter to Greece's international obligations and could put people at great risk, the agency said.


THESSALONIKI — A 41-year-old Tunisian man was arrested Monday for alleged disorderly behavior on a commercial flight that prompted the pilot to make an unscheduled landing in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, police said.

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