The Pagani detention center on the island of Lesbos, one of the most unworthy of Greece, was closed in 2009 after a long struggle inside and outside the center and numerous reports about the conditions there.
A reception and identification center opened near the village of Moria last autumn. Those arrested remain there a short time. A detention center – pre-removal center in Greek terminology – has just been built beside it, financed at 75% by the European Union. People can be locked up to eighteen months pending deportation – the time may be extended beyond 18 months following a recent decree.
To follow the situation in Lesvos: