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2021

Verifying the pattern of pushbacks in the Aegean Sea — Part I

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“[T]he Hellenic coastguard has often become the object of systematic and methodical targeting on social media, in some media, but also from some NGOs. The vast majority of these posts/information are based on unsubstantiated reports and unconfirmed or unreliable sources, that cannot be identified.” This quote comes from Hellenic coastguard’s response to reports of an incident where people on the move were pushed back over the border in April this year. Unlike this response, verification of this particular incident and others show that these reports are anything but unsubstantiated.

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2020

The Kapisa Airstrike

  • 10 min read

A year ago, on Christmas, the Afghan Times reported an airstrike in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan with six civilian casualties; including a woman and a child. To this day, what happened the day of this incident remains unknown — like many other airstrikes. However, unfortunate as it is, airstrikes with civilian casualties are not unheard of in Afghanistan.

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