Tag: pushback

Decoding Injustice in Greece:
Çelik’s Battle Against 155-Years Prison

In Greece, a “pushback” strategy targeting refugees has led to a systematic environment of violence and arbitrary detentions. One victim, Mehmet Çelik, who sought refuge in Europe after facing legal issues in Turkey, was sentenced to 155 years in prison despite the prosecutor recommending acquittal. He and several other refugees endured a harrowing journey across borders only to face potential deportation and accusations of smuggling by Greek authorities. Critics point to these cases as evidence of Greece’s politically charged approach rather than a focus on human rights.

Pushbacks and Human Rights Abuses:
A Critical Look at Strengthening EU Borders

The question of migration has been at the forefront of public discourse for many years. The migration of people from their countries of origin to other parts of the world has been a part of human history for as long as civilization has existed. However, the issue has taken on new urgency in the modern era, as a result of a variety of factors, including war, political instability, and climate change.