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Racist attacks against migrants from Pakistan surge after Christmas (video)

Racist attacks targeting homes of migrant laborers have surged in neighborhoods of Piraeus over the Christmas days, Greek anti-racism activist group KEERFA has said. More than 30 homes where mostly migrants from Pakistan have been living became the target of racist attacks since the Christmas day, December 25th 2017. Video …

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Greek Police set up phone line to report racist attacks

Greek police started a service where victims and concerned citizens can report incidents of racist attacks. Under telepone number <11414> any Greek or foreigner can report racism motivated attacks. Departments and Offices of Racial Violence Response went in effect on Monday, January 17th 2013. The assigned offices will  collect data …

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US Embassy Issues Travel Safety Advise Over Racist Attacks in Greece

US Embassy in Athens updated its safety and security information on Friday raising the awareness of US citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic or Middle Eastern descent. The American diplomatic mission explained the update with ‘unprovoked harassment and violent attacks against person perceived as foreign migrants.’ US Embassy Excerpt: “Security Message …

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UNHCR’s Findings on Increase of Racist Attacks in Greece

Below is the official press release issued by the Greek branch of  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Based on information of several networking groups, UNHCR documented 87 incidents of racist violence against refugees and migrants during the period January-September 2012.          A 21-year-old Greek-Egyptian man is left partially …

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Racist Attacks Increase: Iraqi Stabbed to Death in Athens

A 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant died in the hospital after he was stabbed with knives by five unknown assailants riding on motorcycles. The attack took place late Saturday night in the centre of Athens. The assailants had earlier targeted two other foreigners, one from Romania and one from Morocco who managed to escape. Greek …

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League for Human Rights expresses “dismay” over the racists attacks on Lesvos”

The Hellenic League for Human Rights condemns the racist violent attacks against refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos on Sunday.  Expressing its particular concern, the HLHR said in a statement issued on Monday,  the attacks ’cause dismay’, the ‘no arrests of perpetrators pose serious questions and requite further …

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Tear gas against racist “Greeks only” food handout, GD lawmaker attacks Athens Mayor

The row between Mayor of Athens and extreme-right Golden Dawn ended in police firing tear gas at Syntagma square on Thursday morning and the mayor to denounce that he was attacked by a GD lawmaker. The extreme-right party has announced to organize a food handout for “Greeks only” in front …

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CCTV captures brutal racist attack against Pakistani national in Athens

A brutal racists attack with a group of young people against a 36-year-old man from Pakistan took place in Peristeri suburb of West Athens on Sunday night. The victim said, the attackers, some 10 people,  approached him and started to beat him for no reason. According to his complaint to …

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Racist violence creeping up in Greece, RVRN report finds

Attacks by organised groups against migrants, refugees and activists have been creeping up in Greece, the Athens-based Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) said on Wednesday, and it called for zero tolerance towards racist violence. In its 2017 annual report, RVRN said the living conditions of refugees and migrants on Greek …

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Three young men arrested for racist attack against Pakistanis in Aspropyrgos

Three young men were arrested on Thursday for the attack against two Pakistani nationals on Saturday in Aspropyrgos. Two of the arrestees are 17 years old and one 18. According to police, the three are supporters of the extreme right but no evidence was found officially linking them to far-right …

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Golden Dawn member attacks cameraman with iron stick (video)

A shocking video footage captures the moment when a member of the right-extremists of Golden Dawn runs and raise an iron stick against the cameraman of a private television channel covering a GD meeting in the streets of Piraeus. The attacker is wearing a helmet. “At the very last moment, …

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