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Amnesty International Warns Over Racism Incidents and Police Brutality in Greece

Its annual global report on the state of human rights for 2014 published Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Amnesty International that focuses on human rights and currently has more than seven million members and supporters across the globe. The report highlighted...

700 Immigrants of M/V 'Baris' Safe in Crete [Video]

The 700 immigrants traveling on board the Kiribati-flagged cargo ship M/V "Baris" have finally been towed by Hellenic Navy frigate "Hydra" to safety at the port of Ierapetra, Crete, after three days floating adrift, while medical examinations found them Ebola-free, in relief...

Amnesty International: 'Unlawful Greek Police Violence Must End and Perpetrators Held Accountable'

Amnesty International released a public statement condemning the "unlawful practices" used by the Greek police to control protests in Greece, urging the Greek government to hold perpetrators accountable. The organization describes multiple incidents in which excessive and "unlawful" force was...

Greek Court Must Consider Hate Motive Behind Attack on Romani Woman

Any failure of a court in Messolonghi, western Greece, to consider the racist motive in the brutal attack on a Romani woman and her nephew will be a failure of justice, Amnesty International said ahead of the opening of...

Amnesty International: Greece is a Frontier of Fear and Hope

Amnesty International is seeking an end to Greece's “unlawful and shameful” expulsion of refugees and migrants. In a shocking report, the organization speaks of the “unacceptable” treatment that these people face when they reach Greek borders. The report, entitled “Greece: Stop unlawful...

Amnesty Int’l: Greece Among Countries Mistreating Romas

Amnesty International published a report on April 8 with the title “Europe: “We ask for justice”: Europe’s failure to protect Roma from racist violence.” The report pinpoints the violent racist attacks against Roma all over Europe and particularly in...

Amnesty Says Greek Police Too Close to Golden Dawn

A report by Amnesty International, entitled A law unto themselves: A culture of abuse and impunity in the Greek police, reveals multiple incidents of police brutality and the close relationship of some police officials with the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party. The report, released...

Probe Calls For Migrant Boat Sinking

International organizations are continuing their calls for an investigation into a January 20th incident off a Greek island near the coast of Turkey in which a boat full of illegal immigrants being towed by the Greek Coast Guard capsized,...

Greece Probes Boat Sinking Abuse Charges

Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis has denied accusations by migrants who survived the capsizing of a boat full of immigrants that it was being dragged back to Turkey at full speed, not to safety, and that Coast Guard officials...

Amnesty Blasts Monk Mocker Conviction

The conviction and 10-month suspended sentence for a Greek blogger who mocked a respected monk should cause "serious concern," the human rights group Amnesty International said, expressing its reservations over the prosecution of the man for creating a parody...