Greek Ombudsman warns migrant centers to keep minors, adults apart

The Ombudsman has called on the government to take further steps to ensure that minors are not kept with adults at the Amygdaleza detention center for migrants in northern Athens.

Officials from the independent rights watchdog visited the camp in August and found that the proper processes were not in place to separate minors from adults when they arrived at the center.

The Ombudsman made a number of recommendations aimed at helping to ensure minors are kept together, including the regular presence of interpreters, who were found to be missing from the camp.

In its report, which was sent to the Public Order, Health and Labor ministries, the watchdog reminded the government that international conventions and national law forbid minors being kept in the same area as adults.

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