|Posted by moodhacker on September 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM|
Restrictions, but not an outright remand, were slapped against four Pakistani juveniles accused of raping an underage compatriot at a “hot spot” on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos.
The four teens allegedly also videotaped the attack with the mobile phones, police said.
The victim, an unaccompanied minor, reported the offense to the Medecins du Monde-Grece NGO, and a subsequent medical examination confirmed he had been raped.
According to authorities, the incident occurred on Sunday morning at the overcrowded Moria camp and was recorded by the assailants on their cell phones.
All four suspects declared their age as 17 and were arrested on Wednesday, accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old boy in a refugee camp on Lesvos.
After appearing before a local magistrate, they were placed under the supervision of a first reception service and moved out of the Moria “hot spot”.
They were also ordered to avoid contact with other minors and to remain in the country, pending a trial.
The 17-year-old identified as the victim was also removed from the temporary shelter and is hosted at another site for unaccompanied refugee minors, run by one of the many NGOs now active on the island.
In a statement, Medecins du Monde said
the “tragic incident” has again highlighted the problem of keeping unaccompanied minors at Moria for extended periods and the psychological toll it is taking on them.
NGOs have repeatedly urged authorities to transfer unaccompanied minors to other more suitable shelters.
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Lesvos is among the islands in the eastern Aegean that have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis. There are some 5,800 migrants on the island in camps with a capacity of just 3,500
Thousands of people from countries, mostly young males from as far away as Morocco and Myanmar, joined the flow of Mideast war refugees that landed on various Greek isles over the past year and a half, in a bid to reach preferred European destinations.
The issue of how to deal with thousands of irregular migrants intermingled with legitimate refugees is among the biggest concerns by the European Union.