What follows is a collection of different reports in English about the recent riot in the immigrant detention camp in Amygdaleza. The riot broke out when the immigrants reacted to the conditions at the detention camp but also to the government’s recent decision to extend detention time from 12 to 18 months. Click on the report titles to read.
You can see some shots of the riot in the following video (from a Greek TV newscast):
Video filmed by the Greek police after the end of the riot:
Police deny claims of unacceptable conditions at Amygdaleza migrant detention centre.
Police have arrested two out of a total of ten migrants who escaped from a migrant detention centre on Saturday, during a violent protest over the detention conditions and the extension of the maximum time migrants can spend at the camp
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.
The Greek police has denied that conditions for detained migrants at the Amygdaleza holding center in northern Athens were unsuitable after a riot broke out on Saturday and 10 immigrants escaped from the facility.
For a brief introduction to Amygdaleza detention camp have a look at the following video of a visit of some MPs of the European Parliament to the centre: