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Greece Accused of Scant Investigation Into Fatal Migrant Boat Sinking

On Thursday, Greece was accused of inadequately investigating the circumstances surrounding a migrant boat sinking that claimed the lives of hundreds six months ago. The joint report by leading international human rights groups, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, asserts...

Trial of Aid Workers Who Helped Refugees Adjourned in Greece

A group of 24 aid workers on trial for their involvement with refugees on Lesvos had their case adjourned on Thursday. The trial began on Thursday and was immediately met with a flurry of organizations around the world calling for...

Saudi Arabian Investment Fund Buys Newcastle United for $400 Million

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) acquired the Premier League's Newcastle United football club on Thursday. The sale has ushered in an unprecedented new era for one of England's foremost football clubs. While the sale marks the end of...

Amnesty Blasts Greece for Using Pandemic to Crush Protests

Amnesty released a report on Greece saying that the police is using the pandemic as an excuse to impose blanket bans on protests.

Amnesty International Blasts Greek MPs for Voting Against Discrimination Ban

Amnesty International has condemned the failure of the Greek Parliament to adopt a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. A total of 170 MPs out of the 300-seat House voted against the...

Greek Government Backs Down Over Definition Of Rape After Outcry

The Greek government announced on Thursday a “legislative improvement” of a controversial definition of rape included in a reformed penal code, after women's organizations and Amnesty International expressed deep concerns. Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou said in Parliament “in consultation with...

Lesvos Migrant Camp 'a Scar on the Conscience of Europe', Says Amnesty International

The secretary-general of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, calling on him to take all necessary measures to improve living conditions at migrant reception centers on the Greek islands. Naidoo, who visited...

Amnesty Int'l. Among 12 Groups Asking Greece to Move Refugees Before Winter

The Greek government, with the support of EU leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” twelve human rights and humanitarian organizations -Amnesty International among them-, said in a campaign that began today. The...

Amnesty International "Concerned" Over Greece's Saudi Arms Deal

A leading global rights organization is urging the Greek government to scrap a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia, saying the weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen. Amnesty International voiced deep concern on Monday...

Amnesty International: Greek Court's Rejection of Asylum Appeals Sets Bad Precedent

Two Syrian refugees are at risk of being forcibly returned to Turkey after Greece’s highest administrative court rejected their final appeals against earlier rulings declaring their asylum claims inadmissible. This could set a dangerous precedent for future returns of...