Strasbourg, France, MINA – The European Assembly (CoE) on Tuesday condemned Greek authorities’ inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers.
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) prohibited Greek from seizing the freedom of immigrants. They must be treated humanely and with dignity, the Arab News reported.
CPT published a report after more than ten days in April last year visiting Greece, a country at the forefront of migration crisis in Europe. Immigrants held in several police stations and border posts live below the standard.
“Families, children, pregnant women and single men are held together for several weeks and sometimes for months in a detention center with only one square meter of space per person,” the report said.
In its report, the CPT stressed that such conditions could be considered as inhumane treatment and degrading people.
The agency added that they also received reports of ill-treatment by security forces by slapping, punching, kicking, beating and a number of verbal abuse against detained migrants.
The number of migrants arriving in Greece reached its peak in 2015 when more than one million people, most of them Syrian refugees, crossed via Turkey by boat. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)