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Zak Kostopoulos: Policemen under investigation after new video

LGBT rights activist Zak Kostopoulos may had managed to escape the worst from the fierce kicks by a jeweler and his friend last Friday, but he did not escape further abuse in the hands of policemen. The Ministry of Public Order and the Greek Police ordered on Friday disciplinary investigation …

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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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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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Athens highlights: riots & clashes, tear gas & petrol bombs, Dec 6/2014 (videos, picts)

Clashes, tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, petrol bombs, stones, fires in garbage bins, barricades, damages in shops and some cases of looting, detentions, arrests and injuries… these components set the scenery of the protests on Saturday evening in many Greek cities. Demonstrators gathered to commemorate the 6th anniversary of …

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Riot police against women cleaners protesting outside Finance Ministry

For one more day, a group of laid-off cleaning ladies had gathered outside Greek Finance Ministry to protest the loss of work place and income. A delegation even managed to meet with the general secretary of the ministry and submit their request  and thus in times of austerity and recession. …

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Athens video: riot police vs protester

The anti-austerity protest rally on Sunday could be considered as “successful”. If it wasn’t for this video….  Riot police pushes a protester to the ground, trying to put handcuffs around his wrists. The protester resists. The policeman keeps him down with his knee. The protester shouts for help. Other protesters …

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UPD Channel 4: Greek student films the true face of Golden Dawn

National Film and Television student Konstantinos Georgousis spent a month in summer 2012 filming members of extreme-right party Golden Dawn – wandering through the streets of Athens, harassing migrants. The result is shocking. So shocking that I refuse to display the video footage here. Speaking to UK Channel 4 News about …

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Athens: Ex PASOK Defence Minister, acting Golden Dawn MP stand trial

Athens courts have a busy day on Monday with prominent defenders appearing before the judges. Former defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos (PASOK) stands trial for inaccurate income declarations of the past. Is this a reason to stand trial? No. The main reason for Tsochatzopoulos to be in custody since April 2012 are …

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Greek Public Order Min: Photoshop on suspects’ pictures neccessary for recognition by the public

The turmoil over the alleged torture of the four young men arrested for bank robbery and links to terrorism and the photoshoped pictures continues on Monday. While the prosecutor ordered an investigation over the torture allegations of the men’s parents and lawyers,  Minister of Citizen protection & Public Order, Nikos Dendias, justified …

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