Many countries hold migrants in internment camps whilst they await ‘processing’. It’s very usual for conditions to be poor. In some places, they’re brutal. It’s very, very common for people to be held for a long time – longer (in some cases, much longer) than the country’s official procedures state.
Greece has been rounding up its migrants recently, and holding them in terrible conditions. People are being held in rooms that are not big enough for the amount of people being held to even lie down. Men, women and children are interred. In some places, they are being held in the same facilities as convicted criminals. Some have been held for several months with no access to asylum procedures. Sanitary conditions are appalling. Hunger and disease are rife. Migrant protests have become increasingly desperate with people on hunger strike, and sewing their lips together in protest at their treatment. Protests are met with extreme brutality. Police have used tear gas in enclosed rooms, and beaten migrants with clubs, leaving them with broken bones.
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