ATHENS: Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday.
“The four minors, aged 16 to 17, will appear before a prosecutor today,” a police source told AFP. The victim is also Pakistani.
The incident occurred on Sunday in the camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos. Greece is accommodating over 60,000 refugees and migrants stuck in the country after a succession of Balkan and EU states shut their borders earlier this year.
Many of the camps are grossly overpopulated, and rights groups have repeatedly warned that minors must be accommodated separately for their safety.
There are also regular fights amongst refugees and migrants, who are forced to wait for months for their asylum applications to be processed.
Some 5,000 people had to be evacuated from the Moria camp last week after a fire broke out after another brawl. -AFP