Friday, September 23, 2016

UN rights chief slams FYROM for migrant detentions

The UN rights chief on Friday (Sep 23) voiced deep concern over FYROM [*]'s "systematic policy" of detaining and expelling migrants, criticising especially the widespread detention of migrant children.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that when his staff visited FYROM [*] earlier this month they had found 180 migrants - around 80 of them children - "who have been living in limbo since March in two transit centres".

"This is simply unacceptable, in particular when it comes to children," he insisted in a statement.

FYROM [*] lies on the so-called Balkan route crossed by hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Asia and Africa since last summer on their way to western Europe.

Although the route was effectively shut down in March, migrants have continued to cross the region in smaller numbers, often with the help of smugglers.

Zeid pointed out that the 180 migrants stuck at the Tabanovce centre, near the border with Serbia in the north, and the Gevgelija centre near the Greek border, had entered FYROM [*] before the country closed its borders on March 8....etc
[AFP/ TV Lebanon]
 ***[After the necessary corrections with the name "FYROM"]

***[GREECE recognized this country with the name "FYROM"]
***[UN  resolution A/RES/47/225 of 8 April 1993]
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