Unlawful detention and worsening conditions: Over 4,000 asylum seekers unlawfully detained onSamos and Lesvos


Since July 2023, the Aegean islands have experienced a sharp increase in arriving asylum seekers crossing byboat from Türkiye. Between 1 July – 31 August 2023, over 4,000 people were brought to the Closed ControlledAccess Centres (CCACs) on Samos and Lesvos and placed into unlawful detention while awaiting registration oftheir asylum requests.

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