Tara Ansari Esfahani is a specialist in European Asylum Law. Originally from Iran, but currently based in Lesvos, Greece.
The current escalations at the border are not the result of migrating asylum seekers or the actions of smugglers, but rather the political decisions of Belarus, Poland, and the EU.
Afghans have undergone decades of war forcing millions to flee the country. Despite the volatile situation in Afghanistan, the European Union regularly deports refugees back ‘home’ or to third countries.
A series of leaks directly implicate FRONTEX and multiple EU member states in taking part in pushbacks in the Aegean Sea in support with the Greek Coast Guard.
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