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Human Trafficking: Greece Says Turkey Provides Student Visas to Somalis

Greek officials implored Turkey to try to stop the movement of migrants and refugees from its soil, charging that the individuals who have come over from that nation recently -- particularly from Somalia -- appear to have been part...

Raise Your Voice Festival 2020 Goes Digital

Raise Your Voice Festival 2020, the first digital festival against human trafficking and climate change is set to take place digitally between April 24 and 26 in Greece. The festival is coordinated by 53 civil society organisations from Greece and...

Three Turkish Nationals Suspected of Migrant Trafficking Arrested in Greece

The Greek Coast Guard arrested three Turkish nationals, aged 69, 42 and 37, on Monday after searching a yacht while it was under sail in the sea region of Othoni, northwest of Corfu. The Turkish nationals are accused of illegally...

Europol and Greek Police Dismantle Massive Baby-Selling Network in Thessaloniki

According to an announcement made on Thursday, Greece's national police and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol dismantled a 66-member organized crime group believed to be involved in trafficking human beings, illegal adoption and money laundering on Monday. The network, which...

Greece Raises Awareness for World Day Against Human Trafficking

Greek police authorities recorded 142 human trafficking cases in the years 2014-2018, with women being the majority of victims, according to a report which came out on Tuesday, on the occasion of the UN's World Day Against Trafficking in...

The Price of Escape: How Much Do Smugglers Charge Refugees and Migrants for Passage to Europe?

Now that borders with Greece are closing one after another, and as more refugees and migrants are being trapped in the country despite the fact that the EU-Turkey agreement has become effective for several days now, one "business sector"...

Davutoğlu Seeks to Ease Alexis Tsipras’ Concerns Over Migration Problem to Greece

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu sought to ease the concerns of his counterpart in Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, over the outcome of the upcoming EU-Turkey summit in a telephone conversation the two leaders had the other day. Mr. Davutoğlu...

EU Court of Human Rights Condemns Greece for Human Trafficking Case

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday condemned Greece for not taking action to protect a Nigerian woman who was victim of a human trafficking ring that was exploiting her for two years. Pointing to "police negligence" and "investigation...

Greek Coast Guard Detains Turkish Nationals for Human Trafficking

The Hellenic Coast Guard apprehended two Turkish nationals on Monday, suspected of assisting the trafficking of Syrian refugees to the Greek islands. According to Greek media, the men were caught facilitating the smuggling of 14 Syrian refugees to the Greek island of Kalymnos. "The...

Greece Accused of Not Prohibiting Slavery and Forced Labor in Manolada Farm

Greece will face the European Court of Human Rights as 42 people from Bangladesh who worked in a strawberry farm in Manolada are suing the European nation for failing to prevent human trafficking. This lawsuit marks the first time that Greece is being accused of...