Immigrants at Orestiada center protest detention extension decree

Immigrants at the Orestiada detention center near the Turkish border in northern Greece caused a disturbance on Wednesday in protest at a presidential decree increasing the time that undocumented migrants can be kept in detention to a year.

The protest, which involved a few dozen migrants, resulted in minor damage but no injuries.

In a related development, the Public Order Ministry said that 13,475 undocumented immigrants were deported in the first 10 months of this year, compared to 11,357 in the whole of 2011.

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