Afghan Migrants Charged With Arson in Fires that Destroyed Lesbos Camp

MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — Four Afghans have been charged with arson on Wednesday for the alleged involvement in fires that destroyed most of a giant migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities mentioned.

The 4 Afghan males, who haven’t been named, have been taken to a courtroom on the island to be formally charged, and have been later returned to police detention after being given three days to organize their testimony.

The fires swept by way of the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on Lesbos final week, prompting greater than 12,000 folks to flee.

There have been no casualties in the blazes, however a lot of the migrants from the camp at the moment are with out shelter, camped on a close-by roadside.

Two different migrants allegedly concerned in setting the fires are underage, and are being held by police on the Greek mainland. They haven’t been formally charged.

The authorities maintains that the fires at Moria have been set intentionally by migrants protesting confinement after the positioning was locked down following a coronavirus outbreak.

The Greek authorities on Tuesday urged the European Union to collectively run new refugee camps on Greece’s jap islands as a part of an overhaul of the E.U.’s migration insurance policies.

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