Press Release: Regional Court in Prague: Detention of a Syrian Refugee for the Purpose of Dublin Transfer to Greece Unlawful

The Regional Court Prague argued against transfer of an asylum seeker to Greece. The Czech Republic wanted to transfer the Syrian asylum seeker to Greece based on the Dublin Regulation. The applicant was detained in ZZC Balková for the purposes of the transfer. Based on OPU appeal, the court decided that the decision on detention was unlawful, pointing out to current Czech and international media reports describing unsatisfactory reception conditions in Greece and overcrowded Greek asylum centers. Regional Court Prague, 44A 46/2017