Greek Police Hunting for Escaped Migrants from Detention Center

“Greek police hunt migrants who escaped immigration detention centre during riot,” by Charlotte Mcdonald-Gibson for the Independent:

Greek police were today searching for eight Pakistanis and two Afghans who escaped during a riot at an immigration detention centre, where human rights groups say migrants and asylum seekers face unacceptably long periods of incarceration in often appalling conditions.

Clashes broke out on Saturday evening at the Amygdaleza centre northeast of Athens, where 1,620 migrants are being held as they await deportation or approval of their asylum applications. Some set fire to their beds and hurled stones and water bottles at guards after learning that the maximum detention time was being extended from 12 to 18 months…

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