News Bulletin by Refugee Support Aegean (RSA) and PRO ASYL:
Seven years after signing the toxic EU-Turkey "agreement", the East Aegean islands remain "black holes" for the fundamental rights of applicants for international protection. According to recent data, arrivals had increased significantly in late 2022 and early 2023.
JOINT STATEMENT BY LEGAL CENTRE LESVOS, BORDERLINE-EUROPE, CAN’T EVICT SOLIDARITY AND AEGEAN MIGRANT SOLIDARITY
Since 2015, with the increased arrivals of boats coming from Turkey to Greece, thousands of people have faced charges, and people accused or convicted of human smuggling now make up the second largest prison population in Greece. The prosecution of A.B. is unfortunately not unique, as the targeting of migrants as smugglers has become a part of migration management in Greece, and throughout Europe.