Entries by Mare Liberum


Pushback helpers: A new level of violence

Im Oktober 2020 überquerte Salam* zusammen mit 15 Menschen aus Syrien und Afghanistan den Fluss Evros von Edirne in der Türkei nach Griechenland. Sie liefen bis zum nächsten Morgen durch den Wald auf der griechischen Seite des Grenzgebiets. Als sie sich ein paar Stunden ausruhten, wurden sie von der griechischen Grenzpolizei entdeckt. „Um 10 Uhr […]


To give to good cause: Ship MARE LIBERUM

We have to give away our ship. As Mare Liberum e.V. we deployed the equally named ship for human rights monitoring in the Aegean Sea. After various attempts to block the ship, the Greek government finally introduced a law, which makes it impossible for us to use the vessel for this cause anymore. Therefore, we offer it to any good use.


Pushbacks from the Greek islands and in the Aegean Sea

Violent pushbacks are systematically carried out at European land and sea borders and constitute a fundamental part of the inhumane border regime of the EU. This article summarises eight testimonies of pushback survivors in Greece and contextualises them with public data on pushbacks and migration in the Aegean Sea, to reveal patterns of brutal pushback practices on Greek coasts.

Greece: Violence escalates and repression continues

People on the move are criminalised, journalists intimidated and solidarity structures are increasingly attacked. With repressive laws and criminal charges on flimsy grounds, the Greek government is trying to cover up its human rights crimes and silence critical voices.

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