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Greece plans sweep of migrants and asylum-seekers

A plan to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers in Greece, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV, has been called “deeply alarming” by Amnesty International. Those considered vulnerable to such diseases, based on their country of origin, poor living conditions, occupation as sex workers or their drug use, will be targeted. “These deeply alarming measures s ...

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Municipality cops and riot police evacuated by force the protesters camp at Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece after 60 days.

Municipality cops and riot police evacuated by force the protesters camp at Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece after 60 days. At 04:20, 4 Riot team squads circling each side entered the revolutionary camp. A small team of police officers with a D.I. entered from the lower side. The Riot guards surrounded the protesters while the D.I. stated that the protest and the camp were declared illegal, due to a Greek ...

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ROARMAG: In Greece, crisis and violence stir a collective trauma

by Jérôme E. Roos on July 11, 2011 Economic collapse and police brutality bring back painful memories of years of military dictatorship and decades of financial hardship. Syntagma Square, Monday July 11th Like so many other words in the English language, the words trauma and crisis trace their roots back to classical Greek: τραῦμα literally means ‘wound’, while κρίσις means so much as a ‘turning point in a ...

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Amnesty International: "Tear gas fired as Greek police clash with Athens protesters"

29 June 2011 AI Index: PRE01/324/2011 Greek riot police must not use excessive force in their handling of violence during protests in Athens, Amnesty International said today amid reports protesters were hospitalized as police fired massive amounts of tear gas. The clashes came amid two days of protest in Syntagma square against an unpopular austerity bill, approved by the Greek Parliament today. “The large ...

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Human right violations

To my rapist President of the Hellenic Republic, To my rapist Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, To my rapist Minister of Citizen Protection, This morning around 11.30, I was heading with a friend towards the crossroad of Rizari and Vasileos Konstantinou streets, when a group of ELAS (Helenic Police Force) officers ordered us to a precautionary search of my backpack and a body search of my friend. My ...

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UN: Greek austerity measures could violate human rights

30 June 2011 – The United Nations independent expert on foreign debt and human rights warned today that the austerity measures and structural reforms proposed to solve Greece’s debt crisis may result in violations of the basic human rights of the country’s people, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported. “The implementation of the second package of austerity measures and struct ...

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Exposing police brutality in Greece

Almost every day there is a new incident showing us how much value has the human dignity and safety for the police.As a result we have to think where is this attitude coming from.Are the officers themselves bad trained and full of hate or they just follow orders? Both answers are already given.This statement proves it to all. Written by Mariniki Alevizopoulou There was a woman in her sixties. For a few minu ...

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