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30.11.2012

Amygdaleza "The five star Detention Centre"

Green MEPs visit detention centre in Attica, Greece

On the 10th November this year, Greens/EFA MEPs visited the  Amygdaleza detention center in Attica, Greece. Under EU law, detention should be considered a last resort and decided on an individual and case-by-case basis, when other measures have been exhausted. In Greece however, it seems that the Commission and Greek government view being in an irregular migrant as a crime and detention as a necessary consequence. This letter was written by the MEPs to Greek Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection, Nikos Dendias and Commissioner for Home affairs Cecilia Malmström giving a brief overview of their concerns in the hope of commencing a fruitful dialogue.

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Georgia Tsaklanganos

Advisor on Women's Rights and Gender equality
Tel. Brussels +32-2-2843860
Tel. Strasbourg +33-3-88174778