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Migrant father charged with son’s death on journey to Greece

A 25-year-old Afghan father and his young son attempted the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece to seek asylum in Europe. The boy died after their boat struck rocks. The father has been charged with child endangerment. If convicted he faces up to 10 years in prison. “The charges …

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Meet Katherine, the first free Greek migrant to Australia

Katherine Crummer (nee Katerina Georgia Plessos). Did you know that the first free Greek migrant to Australia was a woman? 185 years ago, at a time when few Greek women would venture so far outside the nascent Greek state, Katerina Georgia Plessos travelled across the globe, becoming Australia’s first Greek-born …

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Lugman murder: Court recognizes racist motive, sentences attackers to 21 years each

A Greek court of appeals sentence two defendants to 21 years and 5 months imprisonment for the murder of 27-year-old Pakistani laborer Shehzad Lugman in Petralona suburb of Athens in January 2013. It is the first time a Greek court recognizes a racially-motivated crime against life. The court handed down …

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European Rights Court slams Greece, France for treatment of migrant children

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has punished Greece and France for their treatment of migrant children in two unrelated cases. The Court ordered Greece to pay 4,000 euros ($4,550) to nine teenagers — six Syrians, two Iraqis, and a Moroccan — who arrived in the country in early …

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Triple crime on migrants in Evros: Victims were mother and two daughters

DNA tests on the bodies of three women recently stabbed to death revealed that the victims were a mother and her two underage daughters. Authorities did not give any further details about the victims other than the DNA match. Initial information had suggested the mother was around 35 years old …

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Police officer suspended, 4 under probe for mistreating elderly migrant in Moria

Internal administrative investigation against four policemen had been launched for the incident in Moria camp, Greek Police announced Saturday afternoon. Ανακοίνωση σχετικά με εντολή διενέργειας Ε.Δ.Ε. σε βάρος τεσσάρων αστυνομικών για περιστατικό στο ΚΥΤ Μόριας Λέσβου, ανάκληση στις Υπηρεσίες τους & θέση σε διαθεσιμότητα ενός εξ΄ αυτών ▶https://t.co/UbhMMSPhNT — Ελληνική …

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Greek citizenship for Fishermen who saved dozens of lives from Athens wildfires

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced to facilitate Greek citizenship for three foreign laborers who work as fishermen and who saved the lives of dozens of people from the sea on the horrible night during the Athens wildfires on 23. July 2018. “We consider these people already our fellow citizens,” …

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AMBER ALERT: 12-year-old boy missing from migrant center in Larissa, Central Greece

AMBER ALERT: A 12-year-old boy has been missing since Tuesday, 3. July 2018. The boy was living with his family in Koytsochero migrants reception center in Larissa, Central Greece. Yousef Osso has black eyes and brown hair, is 150cm tall. At the time he went missing he was wearing a …

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20-year-old Afghan dies in clashes among migrants in Patras

A 20-year-old Afghan migrant died after suffering heavy injuries during serious clashes among migrants in the port area of Patras on Saturday night. The young man was found with heavy head injuries and was transferred to the hospital in the city in North-West Peloponnese where he passed away despite doctors’ …

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Migrant boat capsizes in the Aegean, 16 dead among them several children

A far-reaching tragedy with migrants and refugees occurred on Saturday morning in the sea area off ​​Poros, in the southeast of  the island of Agathonisi, Dodecanese. A wooden boat carrying people from Turkey to Greece capsized causing the death of at least 14 people, among them several children. Two women …

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Migrant tries to ‘escape’ Chios hot spot swimming to …unknown destination

A migrant tried to ‘escape’ the island of Chios swimming to …unknown destination. Or was he trying to reach the mainland? The migrant from Afghanistan took an inflatable floaty and just started to swim. He was located on the rocky islet Venetiko in the south of the island by a …

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‘Black Haired Pig’: Greek-Swedish journalist speaks up against racism and sexism

“Black Haired Pig” A powerful and shocking message against racism, sexism and xenophobia from a Greek-Swedish woman who has experienced first hand hate against migrants in Sweden ever since she moved there with her family at the age of six. In a powerful video, Alexandra Pascalidou, 46, a prominent personality …

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Migrant commits suicide in the center of Larissa

A young migrant took his life in the center of the city of Larissa, in central Greece. According to local media, the man was found to have hanged himself from a tree very close to one of the main streets of the city. According to locals, the young man was …

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Ellinikon Camp: Teenager migrant girl, 17, dies in ICU

A 17-year-old migrant girl from Afghanistan died in the Intensive Care Unit of Laiko Hospital in Athens where she going undergoing treatment for five days. According to Greek media, the girl was suffering from severe abdomen and stomach pain and she was taken to the hospital. She was allegedly suffering …

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EUCO Summit: Merkel against Balkan Route Closure for Refugees

European Union Leaders and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu share a working lunch on a long table. Main dish: The Refugee Crisis. But the full cannot understand the hungry. A block consisting of 8 EU countries insists that the EU Summit Conclusions clearly states that the Balkan Route will be …

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