Hundreds of irregular migrants lost their lives in a boat accident on 14 June off the Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece.
Regarding the incident, the Greek authorities are the target of accusations.
This time, 300 academics specializing in fields such as immigration, asylum and human rights law wrote a letter blaming Athens for the disaster.
The letter was sent to the Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis, the relevant ministers, the European Union border protection unit Frontex and the EU Commission.
The letter emphasized that Athens has a legal obligation to rescue migrants.
“The migrant ship at risk was in Greece’s search and rescue zone,” it said.
In the letter, it was pointed out that the inhuman push-backs by the Greek authorities should be ended.
Frontex is also the target of criticism
In the letter of 300 academics, Frontex was also criticized.
An independent investigation was requested as to whether Frontex had taken steps to protect the lives of the passengers after spotting the ship.
The British broadcaster BBC also shared the results of its investigations into the disaster.
In the news that included interviews with the survivors of the boat, it was stated that the survivors were silenced and intimidated by the Greek coast guard units.
The Greek coast guard allegedly pressured survivors to blame Egyptian human smugglers.