Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stranded Asylum-Seekers Sew Lips Together for Hunger Strike

Image from article, with caption: A migrant gets his mouth sewed up as he waits with others to cross the border from Greece to Gevgelija, Macedonia Nov. 23, 2015.
The hunger strikes of refugees and asylum-seekers come as reports surface about a Greek coast guard deliberately trying to sink an inflatable boat carrying Syrian refugees were denied by the country’s national coast guard Saturday.
The Hellenic Coast Guard has accused the Turkish Institute of Public Diplomacy of altering a video it released showing a man on board a Greek ship trying to strike a raft with a long pole when the refugees’ boat came alongside the vessel. ...

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