A fence along the Greek-Turkish border, designed to prevent illegal immigration through the northern region of Evros, will be up and fully operational by the end of the month, authorities have told Kathimerini.
More than half of the planned 12.5-kilometer fence has already been constructed and the remainder will be in place before November, according to an official at the border crossing, which already has seen a sharp drop in illegal arrivals due to a joint crackdown by Greek police and officers of the European Union’s border monitoring agency Frontex.
“Desperate” asylum seekers awaiting deportation from Sweden have been placed in a prison after the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) deemed them too hard to handle.
Both items are of particular interest to those Europeans that love to point out how “fascist” the US is in regards to treatment of immigrants (especially involving the US border fence) or those who are keen on pointing to the treatment of prisoners without trial, etc.
There are plain human rights violations and then there are racist Nobel Peace Prize winning human rights violations.
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