Observatory News Bulletin
The case of the Moria 35 is about 35 Africans arrested by the Greek Authorities in July 2017 after clashes in Moria RIC. As the trial of the case is about to start on Friday 20 Apr. 2018 in Chios, a campaign has been launched by Greek and International collectivities and organizations for the support of the 35 migrants from Africa. On Saturday 14th of April a demonstration took place in Athens, and on Tuesday 17th of April, a demonstration took place in Mytilene. Also, a documentary on the case has been released recently.
This March two years have passed since the E.U.-Turkey Statement. A 'deal', which even if it lowered the numbers of the arrivals from Turkey to the Greek islands, it also created a problematic situation, both for the asylum seekers, who are trapped in the islands, and for the local communities, who are protesting. Below there are some news articles and some reports by international organizations on the situation.