Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Close Pagani Now - stencils

Feel free to download these stencils and use as you see fit. For more on the Pagani immigrant detention centre (Mytilini, Greece) check out these news stories and the No Borders Lesvos 2009 site. For latest developments here is their Twitter page.

"GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 850 people including 200 unaccompanied children are being held in shocking conditions at a detention centre for illegal immigrants on the Greek island of Lesvos, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.

"The report on the centre at Pagani adds to concern already expressed by UNHCR about Greece's treatment of migrants.

UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic said commission staff had visited the centre, which has a capacity of 250 to 300, earlier this week. Most detainees were from Afghanistan, he said.

"The UNHCR staff described the condition of the centre as unacceptable," he told a briefing.

"One room houses over 150 women and 50 babies, many suffering from illness related to the cramped and unsanitary conditions of the centre," he said."


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