Afghan refugees sew mouths to protest Greece / PHOTO

Some of the refugees have sown their mouths shut to draw attention to their cause while several are also on a hunger strike.

Afghan refugees sew mouths to protest Greece / PHOTO

Afghan refugees whose country is under Nato-led occupation for years, are staging a hunger strike to demand political asylum outside the main entrance to Athens University since December 29.

Some of the refugees have sown their mouths shut to draw attention to their cause while several are also on a hunger strike.

“We request political asylum,” reads a banner of a group of desperate Afghans in Athens.

The men, women and children have been camping in front of Athens university for a month and a half. They have not been moved on, but say the Greek government is ignoring their needs.

Because of the indifference of the Greek government and other organisations, six of our people decided to sew their mouths and start the hunger strike.”


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