Detained immigrants launch hunger strike in northern Greece

first_imgSome 100 undocumented immigrants launched a hunger strike at a reception centre in Paranesti, in the northern regional unit of Drama, demanding to be released after having been issued with documents suspending their deportation.According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the detainees were recently transferred to the centre from the eastern Aegean island of Samos.Most hail from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan and are keen to be reunited with their families, whose welfare they have expressed concerns about, sources said.According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), some of the migrants claim to have fallen victim to discriminatory tactics by staff at the centre who are alleged to have released other migrants with similar appeals.Source: Ekathimerni Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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