Pax Christi International co-signed the Open Letter addressed to the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic and the Presidents of the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission, expressing deep concern about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where people are stranded at the borders of Europe.
Open Letter by 85 Organizations
The undersigned organisations are deeply concerned about recent developments at the Evros border and the Aegean islands where people are stranded at the borders of Europe, instrumentalized for political purposes, and subject to violations of their rights. We are also deeply concerned about the way the authorities of Greece and the European Union are handling new arrivals. Equally alarming are the extreme actions by security forces against refugees and by civilians against staff of human rights and humanitarian organizations. We would also like to point out that the climate of panic and rhetoric of ‘asymmetric threat’ –also promoted by the authorities– does not reflect reality and seriously affects not only vulnerable refugees- but also our society and the rule of law as a whole.
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