Greece pledges to shut immigrant detention centers

February 14, 2015 3:41 PM

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new left-wing government pledged on Saturday to close down detention centers for illegal immigrants that have long been criticized by rights groups as inhumane.

A Pakistani man had died overnight at the Amygdaleza detention center in western Athens in a suspected suicide.

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