🚨The new “closed controlled access centre” of Samos, a securitized and secluded refugee camp is officially open. According to official press conference “Samos is back to normality.” Normality which includes surveillance and geographic segregation of people seeking protection 🧵

9:14 AM · Sep 18, 2021

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The entry gate with “two factor access control system,” turnstiles, magnetic gates with kilometres of “double NATO-type security fence,” and “smart software” to notify the Local Event Centre and the Control Centre in Athens.” 🧵
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The construction cost for this camp is approx. 43 million euros and is funded by the Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund of the EU. This camp will serve as a blueprint for others across the region.
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A basketball court - with a camera to record every game? 🧵
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Sun-baked fences on Samos 🧵
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A playground with swings, a slide, and a carousel behind barbed wire 🧵
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Replying to @_PMolnar
😢
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Replying to @_PMolnar @JFCrisp
Greece has never thought creatively about how to house refugees. They are stuck in detention mode - thinking that refuges are some “other” rather than guests who should be treated with hospitality.
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Replying to @_PMolnar
Prison.
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