The Greek authorities should immediately review their policy of locking up irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including many unaccompanied children. Amnesty International’s new report;
Greece: Irregular migrants and asylum-seekers routinely detained in substandard conditions,
documents their treatment, many of whom are held in poor conditions in borderguard stations and immigration detention centres with no or limited access to legal, social and medical aid.
“Asylum-seekers and irregular migrants are not criminals. Yet, the Greek authorities treat them as such disregarding their rights under international law,” said Nicola Duckworth, Europe and Central Asia Programme Director for Amnesty International.