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Intervention by GCR for Eidomeni

The Greek Council for Refugees expresses its concern for the following practices that have been noted on the Greece/FYROM borders, which threaten the rights of the refugee population, and call upon the Greek authorities to take every necessary measure to protect this population.  

Even before unblocking the railway line in Eidomeni on 9/12/2015, the FYROM authorities had started arbitrarily confiscating documents from people who were attempting to cross the border and, under the pretense that the documents were forged, prohibited their crossing and forced them to remain on Greek grounds, now without any legal documents or documents proving their country of origin. 

 

Up until this point, FYROM authorities have confiscated a plethora of travel documents, which had been issued by Greek authorities as the refugees entered into Greece, as well as original documents listing country of origin, such as passports, identification cards and birth certificates, with no sufficient explanation as to why. 

Read the whole intervention here

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Δίκτυο Καταγραφής Περιστατικών Ρατσιστικής ΒίαςEuropean Council on Refugees and ExilesEuropean Network on StatelessnessSeperated Children in Europe ProgrammeEuro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network

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