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US Senate Urges Biden to Press Turkey on Human Rights

The US Senate urged the Biden Administration on Tuesday to apply pressure on Turkey regarding the country's human rights record. A bipartisan letter signed by 52 senators cited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for marginalizing domestic opposition, silencing or coopting...

Greek Lawyer Elected Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

Greek lawyer Ioannis Ktistakis, an Associated Professor of Law at Democritus University in Thrace, was elected Tuesday as judge to the European Court of Human Rights. He was elected by the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE). An announcement by PACE reads: "Mr Ktistakis,...

Turkish Dissidents Seek Political Asylum in Greece

A group of Turkish dissidents sailed to the Greek island of Crete on Sunday and reportedly applied for political asylum after arriving there. The boat, carrying four men, two women and their children, sailed into the bay of Sitia, accompanied...

Greece Accused of Imposing News Blackout from Migrant Camps

Human rights groups say that a new law approved recently by the Greek Parliament imposes a general news blackout on the dozens of migrant and refugee facilities dotted around the country. Under the new law, workers operating within a refugee...

Two Women Found Dead after Migrant Boat Capsizes Wednesday

The bodies of two women, declared missing after a boat carrying dozens of migrants and refugees capsized off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos on Wednesday, were later recovered by the Hellenic Coast Guard. After a long search,...

Vast Majority of Greek Women Say They've Been Sexually Harassed at Work

According to research conducted around the country by the group ActionAid Hellas, an astounding 85% of Greek women say they have faced sexual harassment at work. Greek women in the tourism and service industries, two of the country's largest areas...

European Watchdog Blasts Greece on Migrant Detention Facilities

A committee report by the Council of Europe released on Thursday urges the Greek authorities to change their approach towards immigration detention and to ensure that migrants deprived of their liberty are treated with dignity and humanity. The report of...