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The Latest: Greece: Man Carrying Asylum Papers Found Hanged

Monday, 27 March 2017 07:38 AM

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Greece's coast guard says a man carrying asylum application papers has been found hanged at the country's largest port, near Athens.

The unidentified man, believed to be a migrant, was found dead early Monday near a passenger departure area at the port of Piraeus. An autopsy is pending.

The government says more 62,000 refugees migrants remain stranded in Greece with a relocation agreements with the rest of the European Union are still well behind schedule.

Daily arrivals of migrants at Greek islands from nearby Turkey has seen slight increase in recent days, with 75 arriving in the 24 hours till Monday morning, the coast guard said.

10:45 a.m.

A Syrian refugee in Germany won't pursue further legal action against Facebook after a court rejected his call for an injunction forcing the company to seek and delete posts falsely linking him to crimes committed by migrants.

The office of lawyer Chan-jo Jun, who represented Anas Modamani, quoted Modamani on Monday as saying he wants to concentrate on German language exams. He added that the legal proceedings were "dangerous for my families in Syria and in Germany."

Modamani was one of several asylum-seekers who took a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel during the refugee crisis in 2015. These started appearing in Facebook posts following high-profile crimes in Germany where migrants were identified as the perpetrators.

A court refused this month to issue an injunction. Modamani could have appealed.

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The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):1:15 p.m.Greece's coast guard says a man carrying asylum application papers has been found hanged at the country's largest port, near Athens.The unidentified man, believed to be a migrant, was found dead early...
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