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331 refugees saved near Crete

331 refugees (267 men, 24 women and 40 children) from Syria and Egypt were saved from a fisher boat which had gotten in distress earlier in the sea of Kythira. They were transferred to Crete. The fisher boat had called SOS in the night of Sunday 65 nautic miles northwest of Crete. Two cargo ships of foreign flags, one greek tanker one ship of the US-Marine, a boat of the Greek coast guard, a fregatte of the greek navy and a helicopter of the greek coast guard got to the spot immediately.

efimerida ton syndakton (in greek)

update 4.4.14:

Today the Syrian refugees were left to go while the people from Egypt were kept and will be brought to detention – among the latter are reportedly many unaccompanied minors.

Xaniotika Nea (in greek)

159 migrants in distress at sea saved near Calabria

Yesterday the 159 migrants from Afghanistan, Syria and Egypt had started from turkey some days earlier heading towards italy when their ship got at distress at sea close to the Calabrian coast. Among them were 8 children, one newborn and four women. Four migrants had to be transferred to hospital.

proto thema (in greek)

Fascist attackers identified by migrant victims

Six people – five men and one woman – who were being questioned by police on Tuesday morning over an attack on a group of migrants living in a home in the industrial suburb of Perama, southwest of Piraeus, were identified by their victims.
According to police reports, the six suspects were among a group of 10 Greeks who attacked the four Egyptian men, aged between 28 and 42 years old, while they were asleep in the their home around 3 a.m.
The attackers used bats and other makeshift weapons to break the windows of the residence and smash two cars and a motorcycle, before attacking the four men and injuring one, the 28-year-old, seriously.
The victims of the attack later identified the six suspects as being among the group that attacked them.

see: Ekathimerini (in english)
tvxs (in Greek)

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