The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is urging that the safety of asylum seekers at Greece’s borders be ensured in line with human rights law.

Greek officials’ announcements that the asylum seekers will be pushed back is in violation of human rights and EU law, said a statement by the OIC’s Human Rights Commission.

Referring to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 14, the statement said, “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.”

“The commission supports the UN Refugees High Commission’s statement on March 2, 2020, which calls for the

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