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Immigrant Found Dead in Rhodes

Early on Monday morning, Greek coast guards detected the dead body of an immigrant offshore the small cove of Ladiko, in the island of Rhodes, Greece. According to the local media, Greek coast guard authorities were led to the place...

Video Showing Coast Guard Officers Threatening Immigrants

A few days after the tragedy on the island of Farmakonisi, eastern Greece, that left the Greek and international community shocked, the Deutsche Welle presented a video that reveals the maltreatment of immigrants  by Greek coast guard officers and the...

Farmakonisi Incident, What Really Did Happen?

New evidence comes to light in the tragic incident last Monday involving a boat transporting illegal immigrants in the eastern Aegean Sea and the Greek coast guard, which led to the death of 12 immigrants. The statements given by...

Farmakonisi Incident Triggers Rallies in Athens

The incident that took place earlier this week involving a boat transporting illegal immigrants in the Aegean Sea and the Greek coast guard, has triggered many anti-racist demonstrations which are scheduled to take place in the following days. The anti-racist...

Greek Coast Guard Searching for Missing Castaways

A rescue operation is underway by the Greek Coast guard, after a fishing vessel containing illegal immigrants capsized, 1.5 nautical miles from the island of Farmakonisi, Greece, in the Eastern Aegean.The Coast Guard ship had detected the drifting vessel...

Two Children, Woman Drown Off Lesvos

According to the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini, the body of a woman and two children were recovered on the eastern island of Lesvos on March 15, from different parts of the island’s coastline. The body of the woman and...

Greek Coast Guard Stops 90 Illegal Migrants

The Greek coast guard on Friday detained 90 migrants, among them thirteen children, off the eastern Aegean coast, radio reports said. Officials were alerted to a vessel ferrying 36 illegal immigrants, among them six woman and six children, near the...

Greek and Turkish Coast Guard Vessels Collide in Aegean

A Greek and a Turkish coast guard vessel have collided in the Aegean Sea, the Greek foreign ministry said on Wednesday, adding that a complaint would be made to Ankara over the issue. "The Turkish coastguard vessel was sailing dangerously...

Police, Uniform Services Protest Paycuts

Thousands of Greek police, firefighters and coast guard officers gathered Thursday in central Athens to protest a new round of wage cuts, expected to be announced by the government as part of the 13.5 billion euros ($17 billion) in...

Coast Guard Officers Arrested for Drug Smuggling in Corfu

Two Coast Guard officials, one serving in the department's special forces, a former colleague, and three Albanian nationals were arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into Greek territory on Wednesday. The large-scale underwater operation spreading from Piraeus to the island...