A young Pakistani man threatened to hang himself on the Greek island of Lesbos .

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A young Pakistani man threatened to hang himself on the Greek island of Lesbos today April 6 , as scores of people locked up in a detention centre continued protesting their deportation to Turkey, Aljazeera reports.

Chanting “freedom, freedom” the 18-year-old held at the overcrowded Moria registration centre, climbed a utility pole, forced himself into a makeshift noose made of a scarf and threatened to end his life before being convinced by his compatriots and police officers to come down, Greek media reported.

The threat came as more than 100 people from Pakistan and Bangladesh staged a sit-in at the closed camp, asking not to be sent back to Turkey as part of a deal the EU brokered with Ankara to stem the flow of refugees to Europe.

Under the controversial agreement, which has been fiercely criticised by rights groups, all “irregular migrants” arriving in Greece from Turkey since March 20 face being sent back across the Mediterranean.

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