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Salamina: Egyptian Migrant Beaten And Tied on a Tree

A shocking picture on Sunday morning:  a man tied with an iron chain on a tree. His beaten face was swollen, he was in a stage of shock. Passers by alarmed the police that needed a special tool to cut the chain and free the unlucky victim of a brutal assault. The man, of Egyptian origin …

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Public Order Minister Presents Parliament with Suspected Golden Dawn Crimes

Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday presented Parliament with a list of violent and criminal acts that have been attributed to deputies and officials of the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn in police reports from around the country. The lengthy document was submitted to the House following calls for an …

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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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Athens: Clashes Between Anti-Authoritarians and Extrem-Right Sent 2 to Hospital

 Anti-authoritarians, foreigners and “residents” turned the Athens district of Agios Panteleimon into a ‘battlefield’ on Sunday evening and the clashes sent two citizens and one policeman to the hospital and at least 15 to the police station. Somr Greek media report, that a group of some 80 people on scooters moved to the area from Exarchia …

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Relatives of Stabbed Victim Attempted to Lynch the Afghan murderers

Outraged relatives and friends of murdered Manolis Kantaris tried to lynch his two Afghan murderers, after a court convicted them to life sentence. Only with big effort, police managed to take the situation under control and lead the convicted away from the angry relatives and friends.  Manolis Kantaris, 44, was stabbed …

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SYRIZA MP: “Greeks Face an Unprecedented Humanitarian Catastrophe”

“Greeks face an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe as health, education and public administration collapse, salaries and pensions shrink, while the unemployment is on the rise with one out of two young people without job,” Rena Dourou, MP from left-wing SYRIZA, told Austrian newspaper “Wiener Zeitung“. “The policies of IMF bring nothing except deeper recession and …

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Supreme Court Orders Arrest of MPs Despite Immunity -Greece’s Measures Against Extremists

 Greece’s Supreme Court of Civil and Penal Law (‘Αρειος Πάγος) decided to take radical measures against members of the Parliament caught in flagranti (to catch red-handed, in action) in committing felonies: Arrest! The circular sent to prosecutors and police departments does not namely refer to MPs of extreme-right Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) however the …

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Greeks Have a Good Feeling: Lenders Positive on Program Extension…

Greeks got the feeling, that the climate is changing, it’s turning from negative-rejecting to positive- supportive. Some hints in this direction came from here and there yesterday, claim the Greek media.  The country’s international lenders hint Greece may get the desired two-years extension. That apparently the total message from the Eurogroup meeting in Nicosia on …

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Chrysi Avgi Raids On Street Vendors Shock And Spark Outcry

The raiding incidents against foreigners are shocking – especially when they are led by elected members of the Greek Parliament. Men in black raid the stands of foreign street vendors, no police is around to hinder them. They do it once, twice, a third time maybe… The incidents cause uproar, …

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Greece to Use Water Instead of Teargas Against Rioters

“Tear gas has exhausted its effectiveness, we’re thinking to use water against rioters,” Greek Minister of Citizen protection Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday. Speaking to Real FM, Dendias described the use of water as an “attempt by the Greek police to focus on more modern ways.” As the autumn is expected to …

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“F**k This – I’m Off to Greece” Charity Campaign Raffles Vacation to Greece

One could claim the slogan of the charity campaign “F**k This – I’m Off to Greece” is not what it should be. Too rude? Too shocking? But that’s creativity, folks, no matter what. I personally think it is very original, it is for a good cause and thus for “Doctors …

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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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