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Press Release: Ongoing Hunger Strike at Paranesti Pre-Removal Detention Center

Date 22 March, 2023
Category Press Release

We, the Border Violence Monitoring Network, put forward our concerns about the severe repercussions of the excessive use of detention on the physical and mental wellbeing of detainees. The frequency of reports pertaining to violent treatment in detention could amount to torture, and subjects detainees to severe violations of their fundamental rights.

We reiterate that Greek authorities are obliged to act in full respect of European Union law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Immigration detention should be used as a means of last resort in compliance with the basic standards of treatment, and should not be applied to vulnerable persons.