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First Victim of Measles Epidemic in Greece is Eleven-month-old Infant

An eleven-month-old infant infant has become the first victim of a new measles epidemic plaguing the country over the past few months. The baby; which was born to Roma parents, died of sepsis. As of October 26, 326 cases of...

Greek Police Arrest 26 People in Menidi for Various Crimes

Hellenic Police on Monday launched a massive operation in Menidi, Attica and arrested 26 people involved in various crimes. The operation that started at 7:45 am took place around the former Kapota army camp, which since 1999 hosts several families...

Government Announces Social Integration Measures for Roma in Menidi

The government on Friday announced a series of measures aimed to promote the social integration of Roma communities in Menidi and elsewhere in Greece, in a bid to tackle runaway crime among these groups. In a press conference also attended...

Education and Social Integration Program for Roma in Greece Suffers 80% Budget Cut

In the aftermath of the tragedy in Menidi last week where an 11-year-old boy, while attending a school party, was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet allegedly fired by a 23-year-old member of the Roma community, Public...

Menidi Residents Demonstrate at Citizen Protection Ministry

Angry Menidi residents gathered outside the Citizen Protection Ministry on Tuesday evening to protest the death of an 11-year-old boy by a stray bullet. Moreover the protesters demonstrated against the lack of policing in their crime-infested neighborhood, where gangs of...

Locals Protesting Against Crime in Menidi Clash With Riot Police

A protest march against crime by local residents in the area of Menidi, eastern Attica, turned violent on Monday night after a group of youths threw petrol bombs and stones against riot police at the train station, who responded...

Greek Riot Police Stop Angry Crowd From Attacking Roma Community

Greek riot police on Sunday stopped angry crowds of Menidi, Attica residents who tried to attack a Roma community, after the accidental death of an 11-year-old boy by a stray bullet fired by a Roma. About 200 people held a...

23-Year-Old Roma Arrested in Connection with the Stray Bullet that Killed Young Boy

A 23-year-old Roma was arrested on Saturday morning after having confessed that he shot a shotgun on Thursday evening when a 11-year-old boy was killed from a stray bullet. Meanwhile, many capes have been found outside the young Roma's home,...

Teenager Admits Murder of 6-Year-Old in Northern Greece

A 15-year-old Roma boy on Monday was arrested by Greek police and confessed to the killing of a six-year-old Roma boy who had been missing since Sunday in Komotini, in northeastern Greece. Six-year-old Mehmetali Sezal had been reported missing on...

Three Toddlers Found Abandoned Outside Greek Hospital

Three children were found abandoned on Monday outside the 409 Public Hospital in the city of Patras in Peloponnese. The three toddlers were wandering the streets without being accompanied by an adult, when a passersby notified the hospital staff who...