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VIDEO: Critical Information for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greece

Fund grantee Mobile Info Team shares a new video for refugees and asylum seekers in Greece on what to do if they are detained by police.

Photo courtesy of Mobile Info Team.

Knowing your rights is the first step toward exercising them.

And for people on the move—including migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers—understanding and using those rights can be the difference between life or death. 

Fund grantee Mobile Info Team, a grassroots organization is a one-stop shop for reliable, up-to-date, and translated information for people on the move in Greece. They support refugees and asylum seekers throughout the Greek asylum process, giving them the information and agency to make informed decisions about their future. 

[READ MORE: Meet the Legal Team Supporting Asylum Seekers in Greece] 

Last week, Mobile Info Team shared a new video—available on YouTube and Facebook in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Kurdish—that outlines Greek detention policies for refugees and asylum seekers and explains what to do if they are detained by police. The video breaks down why they can be detained, how long they can be detained for, and how to appeal their detention. 

Without access to this vital information, Greek authorities can abuse their powers to detain and persecute migrants and displaced people. But armed with the knowledge of their rights, refugees and asylum seekers can demand to be treated with respect and dignity under the full protections of the law. 

Watch the English-language video below, and help us share on social media so that all people—regardless of their status—can know and use their rights. 

Our work supporting MIT and other frontline groups advocating for the rights and respect of people on the move is made possible by the generous support of Comic Relief and the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.