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Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

Rights group: EU agency exposing migrants to abuse


BRUSSELS — The European Union’s border control agency is knowingly exposing migrants to inhuman and degrading conditions by transporting them to unacceptable detention centers in Greece, an international human rights agency said Wednesday.

In a report titled “The EU’s Dirty Hands,” Human Rights Watch argues that detaining people and taking them to facilities known to have inhumane conditions means the border control agency, Frontex, shares responsibility for human rights violations.

“Frontex has become a partner in exposing migrants to treatment that it knows is absolutely prohibited under human rights law,” said Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch’s refugee program director.


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