Second Afghan refugee dies in Corinth detention centre

According to the Afghan community in Greece, Nezam Hakimi died on November 4th, 2013 after four months of detention. His cancer had not been treated during that period. He is another victim of the new mass detention centers for migrants.

Only four months earlier, in July 27th, Mohammad Hassan had died after 11 months of detention in Corinth.

facebook of the afghan community in greece (in farsi)
tvxs (in greek)

for more information on the new detention centers in Greece see:
AI 2013: Frontier Europe

for more information on the arbitrary arrests during police raid Xenios Dias operation see:
HRW 2013: Unwelcome Guests

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