Footage reported by The New York Times revealed that the Greek coast guard caught asylum-seekers, including young children, and took them to sea and left them at sea by putting them on migrant boats.
Video evidence shows that the Greek coast guard forcibly collected asylum seekers, including children, took them out to sea and left them on an inflatable dinghy.
Greek security forces detained 12 people, including an infant, young children, women and men, in an unlicensed minibus on the island of Lesbos.
The migrants are then forcibly loaded onto a speedboat and transferred to a Greek coast guard vessel.
According to reports, Greece is leaving these migrants to their fate in the middle of the Aegean Sea, violating the European Union and international law.
Miraculously, the Turkish authorities rescued a 27-year-old Somali woman named Naima Hassan Aden and her six-month-old baby, Awali, as well as Salikha Abdullah, her six children, and other migrants.
Migrants in a detention center in Izmir reported that Greek security forces seized money, phones and everything else they had and forced them into cars.
Naima Hassan said: “We did not expect to live that day. They did not spare us riding the inflatable boat.” He described his experiences in his own words.
The New York Times also wrote that the photos were examined frame by frame, and the photos of abandoned immigrants were verified by experts.
The video was recorded by Fayyad Al-Mulla, an Austrian aid worker who has been working on the island for two and a half years.
Muhajireen stated that the security units told them they were MSF members at first, but they soon understood the situation.
Greek authorities left the newspaper’s questions about the incident unanswered.
Athens has consistently denied accusations of mistreatment of asylum seekers.
However, the images reveal that the migrants, including the children, were left to their fate in the rushing waters.
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