European court finds Greece guilty of mistreating migrants

The European Court of Human Rights has found Greece guilty of mistreating 14 irregular migrants from Iran, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Nigeria and China.

Greece has been ordered to pay a combined total of 134,000 euros in damages and costs after the court deemed it breached Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which prohibits inhuman or degrading treatment.

All 14 were held in the Fylakio detention center in northeastern Greece.

Greek authorities were also found to have failed to provide the migrants with their right to a speedy review of the lawfulness of their detention.