We are once again returning to Europe‘s maritime border in the Aegean Sea: Our crew is currently on their way to the north of Lesvos, where most pushbacks happened in the past.

People on the move are systematically stripped of their rights and pushed back to Turkey, while being subjected to excessive violence amounting to torture. Since March 2020 we counted more than 700 pushbacks: Almost 20.000 people were violently and illegally prevented from entering the EU to seek asylum.

We aim to prevent pushbacks with our presence and document human rights violations against migrants in this highly militarized zone, which has become one of the main sites of the European war on migration. We want to see what they don‘t want us to see! #StopPushbacks now.

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