Greek forces allegedly accused of stripping naked, beating Syrian and Afghan refugees

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A refugee shows marks on his backs which were reportedly sustained in beatings by Greek border officials TRT World Screengrab scaled
A refugee shows wounds on his backs after having been beaten by Greek border officials (TRT World/Screengrab)

Muslim refugees attempting to enter Greece from Turkey have reportedly been caught by Greek security forces, stripped of their clothes, documents and money, beaten and sent back moaning in their underwear in the cold.

“We entered Greece and were captured by Greek soldiers and commandos.

“They stripped us naked and took our bags and money. They used plastic rods to beat Afghan women.

“Europeans always claimed they respect human rights. Where are the human rights here?” a Syrian refugee was quoted by news portal, the Middle East Eye as saying

“They showed us no mercy.

“They beat women and men and stripped them naked to search them,” a second Syrian refugee said.

More than 10,000 migrants mostly from Syria and Afghanistan have gathered at the Greek border hoping to get to western Europe, according to the Middle East Eye.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week allowed refugees to cross the border.

Turkey’s decision to open the border came after 34 Turkish soldiers were killed by Syrian regime forces in Idlib, northwestern Syria last week.

Turkey already hosts nearly four million Syrian migrants, more than any country in the world, said Officials.


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