Masked attackers puncture rafts, remove engines of migrant boats en route to Greece: Human Rights Watch

Masked attackers puncture rafts, remove engines of migrant boats en route to Greece: Human Rights Watch

"As Europe grapples with the rising tide of migrants, asylum seekers are facing opposition and, in some cases, violence from locals. Human Rights Watch said Thursday that asked men – often armed – have been attacking and intercepting boats in the Aegean Sea carrying refugees on their way to Greece, one of many clashes reported this week. Witnesses have described eight separate incidents in which assailants damaged the boats by removing the engines or fuel or puncturing the hulls of inflatable rafts. Some of the boats were towed back into Turkish waters. The latest such incident took place on October 9, 2015."

 

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  • "Masked attackers puncture rafts, remove engines of migrant boats en route to Greece: Human Rights Watch", National Post, October 22, 2015.
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