Videos and Eyewitness Accounts Greece Suspected of Abandoning Refugees at Sea

An investigation by DER SPIEGEL and partners has revealed that the Greek Coast Guard intercepts refugee boats, puts the migrants in life rafts, tows them toward Turkey and then abandons them to their fate. What do German troops in the area know about the practice?
Abandoned: The Greek Coast Guard leaves refugees to their own devices on the Aegean.

Abandoned: The Greek Coast Guard leaves refugees to their own devices on the Aegean.

Foto: Maximilian Kohler
A lifeboat in the Aegean: For weeks, NGOs and the Turkish Coast Guard have been documenting the incidents.

A lifeboat in the Aegean: For weeks, NGOs and the Turkish Coast Guard have been documenting the incidents.

Foto: Turkish Coast Guard Command
Saved after hours at sea: The Turkish Coast Guard pulls Amjad Naim and the other refugees out of the water.

Saved after hours at sea: The Turkish Coast Guard pulls Amjad Naim and the other refugees out of the water.

Foto: Turkish Coast Guard Command
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