MYTILENE, Greece (AP) — 4 Afghans have been charged with arson on Wednesday for the alleged involvement in fires that destroyed most of a big 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 arrange their testimony.
The fires swept by the overcrowded Moria migrant camp on Lesbos final week, prompting greater than 12,000 individuals to flee.
There have been no casualties within 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 federal government maintains that the fires at Moria have been set intentionally by migrants protesting confinement after the location 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 japanese islands as a part of an overhaul of the E.U.’s migration insurance policies.