“I came here for Peace” – The systematic ill-treatment of migrants and refugees by state agents in Patras

June 2012

As we document in the following report, state officials systematically ill-treat refugees and migrants in Patras.

Throughout the past 15 years hundreds of migrants and refugees (undocumented or not) have been living in Patras in improvised shelters seeking to stow away on ferries bound for Italy. This report contains numerous allegations of the ill-treatment of migrants and refugees by police and other officials.

Editors: PRO ASYL Foundation and Friends of PRO ASYL in co-operation with the Greek Council for Refugees