AYS Daily Digest 27/08/17: Police spreading fear among refugees around Europe

Italy and EU under accusations for deal with Libya / Late surge of arrivals to Greece — a message from Turkey? / Questioning the police MO in Croatia, France, Sweden, and Italy / New rescues at sea and horrid testimonies from saved Africans on board SAR vessels / And more news…

FEATURE: Italy–Libya: Complicity in torture?

Italy is financing knowingly activities that, despite being on the territory of another States, expose people to treatment contrary to European Court of the Human Rights (ECHR).

GREECE

New arrivals

Imprisoned families on Rhodes

Lesvos

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Children playing on the road while waiting for a van to pick them up and take them to a shelter after arriving by boat (Photo by Philippa Kempson)
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Only last week there were brutal push-backs on the part of the Turkish Coast Guard—this violence against refugees must end.
We demand respect for the principle of non-refoulement and the stop of push/pull.
You can find our complete list here: https://sea-watch.org/flucht-ist-kein-verbrechen/.

SEA

New rescues in the Mediterranean

CROATIA

Police close reception centre for the evening due to threats

ITALY

Aftermath of police raid in Rome

Another young life lost on a train to France

FRANCE

Cancelled police eviction in Dunkirk

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Photos from the live video report by Isis Aurora Mera

Paris

GERMANY

Merkel and her open-door policy

SWEDEN

Police raid a church-run family refugee camp

Protests continue

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On site today (Photo: AYS)

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Daily news digests from the field, mainly for volunteers and refugees on the route, but also for journalists and other parties.

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