10 Kurdish refugees arrested and imprisoned in Turkey after the push-back from Greece

Reported by the Cultural Center of Kurdistan in Greece

Push-back:

From GREECE to TURKEY

When did the push-back happen:

05/05/2019

Where did the push-back start:

EVROS RIVER / EVROS REGION

How many people were pushed-back:

5-10

Who was pushed-back:

SINGLE MAN, SINGLE WOMAN

How were you treated during the push-back:

BEATEN, THREATENED VERBALLY, THREATENED WITH A WEAPON (e.g. spray, baton, handcuffs), ROBBED, PERSONAL SEARCH, MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS WERE DESTROYED (e.g. mobile)

Places you have been to during the push-back:

OUTSIDE

Who pushed you back:

PERSON IN UNIFORM, POLICE OFFICER

How many people were involved in pushing you back:

5-10

Did you ask for asylum:

YES

How many times did you experience a push-back:

FIRST TIME

Submitted written report:

The Cultural Center of Kurdistan in Greece issued a press release that denounces multiple illegal push-backs of 10 Kurdish refugees in May-June 2019, which happen in cooperation with the Turkish police. All the ten were arrested and imprisoned in Turkey.

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