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Afghan Migrants: Court and Detention

afghan migrants: It also rejected allegations that their detention had been unlawful, according to Metro News. The court ordered that Greece pay legal costs as well as an additional 620 euros 770 dollars to each plaintiff for failing to promptly inform them of the reasons for their arrest. 2 30 p.m. Europe's top human rights court has cleared Greece of allegations of serious mistreatment made by three Afghan migrants who were arrested and held at an overcrowded island detention centre . The Council of Europe's Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that three plaintiffs, now aged between 25 and 29, had not been subjected to inhuman or degrading treatment by authorities on the island of Chios after their detention in March, 2016. The U.N.'s refugee agency is urging the European Union not to abandon its system for sharing refugees when any member country is overwhelmed by migrant arrivals.UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Turk said Thursday that refugee relocation is absolutely crucial. When voluntary relocation of refugees failed, a mandatory quota scheme was introduced, but some countries refused to take their share, resulting in legal challenges. Frontline countries Greece and Italy were unable to cope with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in 2015. ( As reported in the news.