Greece: Grassroots groups condemn government plans for closed detention centres


Under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic, the migrant and refugee reception centres on Lesvos and Chios - already overcrowded, unsanitary and unable to provide people with their basic rights - are to be turned into closed detention centres, the Greek government has announced. The move has been condemned by grassroots organisations.

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Using Coronavirus as an Excuse, Greek Government Plans to Turn Moria Into a Closed Camp (Are You Syrious, link, emphasis added):

"As we reported in yesterday’s digest, the first case of coronavirus was discovered in the camp of Moria, prompting a strict lockdown and concerns about further repression. Today, the government announced that centers on Lesvos and Chios will be converted to closed structures.

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