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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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Murderer of 13-year-old Roma girl surrenders to police after a week

The murderer of the 13-year-old Roma girl has surrendered to police a week after the tragedy.  The local butcher was taken to police station in Amfissa, Central Greece late on Monday. He was allegedly hiding on the mountain for a week allegedly fearing retaliation by the small Roma community. The …

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Local businessman shoots and kills 13-year-old Roma girl in Amfissa, Central Greece

A local businessman shot and killed a 13-year-old girl in the Roma settlement by the town of Amfissa, Central Greece, short after 8 o’ clock on Monday evening. The 34-year-old perpetrator is at large still Tuesday noon. Tension in the area is high as locals fear of revenge and members …

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Athens: Roma set tires on fire to protest demolition of their settlement

Some two hundred Roma set tires on fire on one of main Athens roads on Tuesday in order to protest the forceful demolition of their settlement. The protest took place at Mesogeion Avenue around Nomismatokopeio metro station where the Roma have been occupying an area for the last 40 years. …

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