Category: Pushback and Human Rights Violations
Number of people: 15 (7 women)
In the morning of the 25th of August, we are informed about a boat with 15 people that was pushed back from Greek to Turkish waters by Greek authorities. The people on the boat tell us they were put on a life raft by the Hellenic Coast Guard and want us to call the Turkish Coast Guard immediately. One person had been hit on the head and is in a critical situation.
At 09:18 CEST we call the Turkish Coast Guard and give them all the information.
At 14:41 CEST the Turkish Coast Guard confirmes they picked up 15 people in the position we gave them earlier.
On the 3rd of September we receive a testimony of one of the passengers: