Misery For Trapped Asylum Seekers in Greece: Daily Brief

Thousands of asylum seekers, including kids, remain trapped in overcrowded camps on the Greek islands; Liberia's president should seek justice for past crimes at UN; potential abuses against older people in Australia; reports of arrests as Uganda's Bobi Wine returns home; Azerbaijan crackdown continues; nightmare facing Rohingya who dare to return home to Myanmar; and protesters arrested as they complain about working conditions in Turkey. 

Asylum seekers and migrants fleeing to Greece on boats is no longer making headlines, but the crisis on the Greek islands continues, where more than 18,000 asylum seekers remain trapped in overcrowded camps on the Aegean islands.

When Liberia's President Weah takes the international stage at the UN headquarters next week, he should support justice for past crimes in the country. Liberia’s civil wars, which spanned 14 years and ended in 2003, were characterized by widespread atrocities by all sides, including summary executions and large-scale massacres.

The Australian government is taking an important step to investigate potential abuses against older people in care facilities and beyond, and sadly the issue could not be more timely. 

Robert Kyagulanyi, the Ugandan opposition parliamentarian and pop star popularly known as Bobi Wine, returned to Uganda today, where he is set to face charges of treason. There are reports that several people were detained by the authorities as they tried to reach the airport to greet him. 

Azerbaijan is continuing its crackdown on civil society

When a tiny number of displaced Rohingya tried to temporarily return home to Myanmar, many found that a nightmare awaited them

 

And a Turkish court has reportedly detained 24 construction workers for protesting conditions they endured while building Istanbul's third airport.