Greek Police Allegedly Ill-Treat Detained Syrian Refugee Minors

30 Sep 2016

'Sputnik' reports that on September 27, five boys aged between 12 and 16 were detained, while they carried plastic toy guns in the Greek capital of Athens. During the detention, police had reportedly ill-treated children because allegedly they were members of "an armed group."

"The alleged ill-treatment of five Syrian refugee children who say they were detained, beaten and forced to strip naked by Greek police for carrying plastic toy guns in the street is a deeply disturbing incident that must be properly investigated," Amnesty International said. According to the watchdog, during the detention one child was reportedly thrown against a wall and the other one was slapped on the back his neck, all the boys were not allowed to contact their family.

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