Greek Emigrants Abroad

Migrants fly back home

A group of 61 undocumented migrants from Pakistan and Afghanistan boarded a charter flight bound for Islamabad and Kabul on October 19. This was the fifth expulsion flight to take off since March when Greece deported some 73 Dominicans. They were accompanied by 139 police officers and two doctors. European Union regulation requires two police officers to escort each immigrant on a flight. So far this year, a total 335 undocumented migrants have been flown back to their country of origin.
(20.10.2011) ATHENS NEWS (by Kathy Tzilivakis)