Tuesday, September 30, 2003

7 more illegal immigrants die trying to enter Greece

immigration > illegal > massacre
This brings the total of people killed while trying to cross the Evros minefields to 42, in the past four years.
Since all 7 of the victims were Pakistani, their deaths were mentioned in the Pakistani press. But this is becoming such a common occurance that most papers, even here in Greece, don't consider it front page news any more.
This is becoming ridiculous. There are people who knowingly take them to the Greco-Turkish border and tell them to "walk that way" while aware that the area is thoroughly mined. Meanwhile the total number of people drowning yearly in rafts or rotting ships while trying to cross the Aegean illegally- is completely unknown.

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