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Roma boy shot dead during police chase

A 17-year-old Roma boy was shot dead after a police chase in the town of Thebes, north of Attica, on Saturday night. According to media information, the police were trying to do a car search of a suspicious car in the greater area of Aliarto in the region of Viotia, …

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Police officer who shot Roma boy released from custody

The 34-year-old police officer accused of the fatal shooting of 16-year-old roma boy Kostas Fragoulis beginning of the month has been released from custody on condition that he will not leave the country. The decision of the officer’s release was announced on Monday by the Judicial council in Thessaloniki. The …

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Protests and clashes with police after death of Roma boy

Carrying banners and shouting “Murderers” thousands of Greeks protest in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities for the death of 16-year-old Kostas Fragoulis, an unarmed Roma boy shot in the head by a police officer.   At the time, angry members of Roma communities across the country have started fires and …

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Roma boy shot in the head by police officer dies in hospital

16-year-old Roma boy Kostas Fragoulis, shot in the head by a police officer on December 5, died on Tuesday morning Ippokratio General Hospital in Thessaloniki announced. For nine days, the teenager who was also a father of a baby, was struggling for life, intubated in the ICU. However, from the …

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Greece’s Roma Confederation denounces illegal demolition of 25 houses and shacks

Twenty-five houses and shacks were illegally demolished in Doxato, Drama, bu local authorities the Panhellenic Confederation of Greek Roma has denounced. This action is not part of any plan for the legal relocation of the Roma families living in the area, who were not informed by any competent authority about …

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Police officer among suspects arrested for the death of Roma man in West Athens

A police officer is one of the two suspects arrested and taken to prosecutor on Tuesday for the death of a 44-year-old man, a member of the Roma community, in the suburb of Menidi, west Athens. According to media reports, the man was attacked and beaten on Sunday afternoon and …

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Greece to reform Police Rapid Response Units after fatal shooting at Roma teen

Minister for Citizen Protection Takis Theodoriakos announced a series of measures and upgrades aiming at improving the efficiency of the Rapid Response Units, especially themotorcycle police units DIAS as well as in the operation of the Center of Command. The reforms come some ten days after a car chase in …

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Tsiodras visits Roma settlement in quarantine, gives anti-racism lesson

Greece’s top epidemiologist and Professor for Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras and the head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias visited the Roma settlement under quarantine after at least 20 residents were tested positive n coronavirus. They both did not use any protection means like masks and gloves and mingled with the …

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Roma settlement in quarantine after 20 people tested positive

Greece’s Civil Protection placed under quarantine a Roma settlement in Larissa, central Greece, late on Thursday, after several residents were tested positive to coronavirus. The decision for quarantine came after a 32-year-old resident was tested positive to COVID-19 and authorities found that he had contacted at least 30 settlement residents. …

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Policemen suspended for having slapped 11-year-old boy (video)

Four policemen have suspended from duty after a video caught one of them slapping an 11-year-old boy in Menidi suburb of western Athens. The incident became known after the father brought the beaten and terrified to a hospital and a medical worker posted the case on social media. According to …

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Greece pledges to tackle social exclusion of Greek Roma

The Greek Labor Ministry has pledged to tackle the social exclusion of the Greek Roma. The pledge was made on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Roma Holocaust. “In remembrance and commemoration of the Roma Holocaust, August 2nd, is dedicated to the memory of the Roma Holocaust, the …

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