20.07.2016, Human Rights Watch
Greek authorities regularly detain asylum-seeking children traveling on their own in small, crowded, and unsanitary police station cells. They are held there for weeks and months, waiting for space in shelter facilities. On visits to two police stations between June 26 and July 1, 2016, Human Rights Watch spoke with 11 children, some as young as 14, who had been detained for up to two months. Human Rights Watch was not allowed to look at the cells. The children described unsanitary, overcrowded cells, including dirty blankets and bugs, and lack of access to information or services such as counseling and legal aid.
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Region(s): Griechenland / Türkei