Greece uses gods “sound guns” To discourage immigrants from crossing his country land border with Turkey. These devices are capable of making deafening and continuous noises which, in the intentions of the Greek authorities, should make clandestine crossing of the border difficult. But the use of these devices was today Strongly contested by the European Union. “It’s a strange way of defending borders,” the immigration commissioner commented. Elva Johansson.
“sound guns” They were placed by the government of Athens Along the Evros River, whose course marks the border between Greece and Turkey; This is one of the crossing points followed by migrants who tried to enter the territory of the European Union, and then tried to continue their journey towards Northern Europe from here. A mass crossing of the Evros River also led to the emergence of one about a year ago Crisis between Greece and Turkey and clashes between police and migrants Right at a border crossing. Greek police have admitted to using these poles mounted on pickup trucks. These are devices capable of emitting Noise of about 160 decibels. For comparison, a 60 dB conversation occurs during plane taking off Issue a debt equal to 120 dB. The Minister of Immigration of Athens discussed this unusual “barrier” today Note Mitarashi And Commissioner Johansson, who met in Brussels. It’s not something the European Commission finances. I hope it is in line with fundamental rights, this obviously needs clarification,” said the EU representative. Mitarashi defended, “Our position is to use technology in a way that does not violate international law” to protect Greece’s borders.
migration flow From Turkey to Greece during 2020 has been greatly eased: it has passed From 75,000 admissions in 2019 to 15,000 the following year. In February 2021, according to data collected by Frontex, they existed 700 illegal crossings along the land border along the Evros River, a decrease of about 80% compared to 12 months ago. Another 500 migrants managed to land on the Greek islands.
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