The NGO International Amnesty (AI) has assured this Monday that There is enough evidence to hold the Greek authorities responsible of the shipwreck last June of a migrant boat off the coast of the city Pylos and which left more than 600 dead.
“Consistent and credible allegations implicate the responsibility of the Greek authorities and the Greek Coast Guard in the devastating sinking of the Adriana, and in the deeply flawed rescue response that resulted in the tragic loss of more than 600 lives,” he said. AI migration researcher Adriana Tidona.
Furthermore, he has shown his disappointment over ‘lack of accountability’ after eight months and for “denying the truth” to the survivors and relatives of the victims of an “avoidable catastrophe.” “There is little evidence that the Greek authorities have learned any lessons from this unacceptable loss of life, as reports of violent expulsions of migrants at the country’s borders continue unabated. In the wake of this catastrophe, it is imperative that the authorities be held accountable,” has added.
This is why it has asked the European institutions “to intensify their efforts to guarantee that any financing for the management of migration in Greece does not contribute to violations of Human Rights”, all this before the next hearing of the European Parliament on the consequences of this shipwreck, which will take place this February 14. Likewise, the NGO has asked the European Union the implementation of “independent and effective” mechanisms to monitor compliance with Human Rights in border operations and search and rescue operations to avoid “new loss of human life.”
About 600 people died or were reported missing in mid-June 2023 due to the sinking of a fishing boat off the city of Pylos, in the Peloponnese region (southern), an incident after which More than one hundred migrants were rescued by the Greek Coast Guard.
The Greek authorities They maintain that the ship refused any type of help and maintained that it was not at risk until shortly before capsizing, but the data analyzed by the British network BBC from the MarineTraffic portal seem to reveal navigation problems, amid growing criticism of the Greek Coast Guard for its attitude during the incident. .