Greece's new left-wing government to ease migrant detention rules

February 17, 2015 6:45 PM

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ATHENS, Greece – Greece's new left-wing government is promising to overhaul rules for detaining immigrants and close a facility near Athens, in response to criticism from human rights groups over conditions at the sites and the legality of their detention.

The Interior Ministry made the announcement Tuesday as protests continued at a detention camp in Amygdaleza, north of the capital, where a 28-year-old Pakistani man was found hanged last week.

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