ATHENS, Greece

Asylum seekers are being detained, sexually assaulted, robbed, assaulted and stripped before being forced back to Turkey by Greek security forces and unidentified armed groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report Tuesday.

Greece’s decision to suspend for one month access for asylum seekers should be immediately reversed, said the report.

Nadia Hardman, a researcher and advocate for the Refugee Rights Program at Human Rights said the “The European Union is hiding behind a shield of Greek security force abuse instead of helping Greece protect asylum seekers and relocate them safely throughout the EU.

“The EU should protect

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