Afghan refugees brutally singled out and turned away at European borders
February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized
Border police in the Balkans are turning away some Afghan refugees and migrants at the border with Greece, singling them out for their nationality, according to a report from aid groups in the area.
The decision to close the borders to Afghans attempting to make their way across Europe to seek asylum in countries further along the route has left thousands stranded in Greece as more continue to arrive.
Police chiefs in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia decided last week they would only let in people “arriving from war-torn areas” across their borders, and decided Afghans don’t fit that description — despite the fact that many have legitimate asylum claims Read more…