Amygdaleza detention camp to be reused for holding migrants

Amygdaleza detention camp to be reused for holding migrants

Alternate Minister for Immigration Policy Yiannis Mouzalas confirmed on Saturday that the government will use the controversial Amydgaleza detention center to hold migrants who have entered Greece without permission.

Speaking on Mega TV on Saturday, Mouzalas stressed that “different laws” apply to migrants than to the refugees that have been coming to Greece in great numbers over the past few months.

The SYRIZA-led government was criticized by the opposition earlier this year when it began releasing migrants from the Amygdaleza center in northern Athens following two suicides at the camp in February.

Mouzalas added that the government is seeking to create small reception centers for refugees in Lavrio, east of Athens, and Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

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