Seven migrants charged with rioting and disturbing the peace for the incidents at the Moria hotspot

Seven Pakistani and Bangladeshi migrants aged between 18 and 24 years old were on Tuesday charged with rioting and disturbing the peace, as well as violations of weapons law, for the incidents that took place at the Moria hotspot on Monday. They are also accused of actively taking part in acts of violence, of throwing stones and other objects at staff and police officers and against the facilities.

The incidents at the hotspot on Monday culminated in a fire that caused extensive damage to facilities and equipment, fully destroying eight huts used by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) containing electronic equipment and causing damage to another three.