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Greece

2021

07

Oct

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Elected Muslim religious leader gets prison

An elected Muslim religious leader in Greece’s Western Thrace region was given 80 days of prison sentence for usurping authority. Ibrahim Serif is the elected mufti of Komotini (Gumulcine) which is one of the three major cities of the Western Thrace region in Greece, home to a Muslim-Turkish minority of around 150,000 people. Serif tweeted […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , AA

03

Aug

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Turkey: Greece using temporary closures to permanently shut Turkish schools

Turkey has blasted a Greek government decision to shut down 12 more schools serving the country’s Muslim Turkish minority, saying it violates education rights. Under an Education Ministry decree, eight schools in Rhodope and four schools in Xanthi in the country’s Western Thrace will be temporarily suspended, a move that Turkey claims is planned and […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , TRT WORLD

30

Jul

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Greece: Stop Denying Refugee Children an Education

The Greek government should urgently reform discriminatory policies so that children seeking asylum can go to school when the new year begins on September 13, 2021, Human Rights Watch said today. Only 1 in 7 children living in camps was able to attend school in the last school year, and the authorities should immediately hire […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , RW

23

Jun

Greece: Pushbacks and violence against refugees and migrants are de facto border policy

Greek border forces are violently and illegally detaining groups of refugees and migrants before summarily returning them to Turkey, in contravention of their human rights obligations under EU and international law, new research from Amnesty International has revealed. The report, Greece: Violence, lies and pushbacks, documents how the Greek authorities are conducting illegal pushbacks at land […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , Amnesty

03

Jun

In post-pandemic Europe, migrants will face digital fortress

Greek border guards are firing deafening noises across the border from armored cars into Turkey. The long-range sound equipment, or “sound cannon,” mounted on a vehicle is the size of a small TV set, but comparable to the volume of a jet engine. It has been installed and tested to prevent people from illegally entering […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , Eminetra

29

Apr

Greek court sentences Syrian refugee to 52 years in prison

A Greek court has sentenced a Syrian refugee to 52 years in prison for “illegally” crossing into the country with his family in the midst of the country’s crackdown on irregular migration through Turkey last year. Identified only by the initials KS in court, the refugee was handed the heavy sentence in a Mytiline court […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , INDEPENDENT

10

Mar

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Greece violence: Officers injured in police brutality protests

Police in Greece say three officers have been injured in clashes at a protest in Athens about police brutality. One of the officers was seriously injured, police confirmed. Some 5,000 people took to the streets of Athens on Tuesday evening in response to a video that appeared to show a man being beaten on Sunday […]

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Country: Greece
Source: , BBC

30

Jan

Syrian rights group asks for probe into mistreatment of refugees by Greece

A Syrian NGO based in the United States has filed a case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to demand an investigation into alleged abuse and mistreatment of refugees by Greek authorities. The Syria Justice and Accountability Center filed the case on Thursday, saying it had received witness testimony and video evidence to prove that […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , IM

15

Jan

Greece seeks to send 1,450 migrants back to Turkey

Greece is pushing to return 1,450 people currently in migrant reception centres on Lesbos and other Aegean islands to Turkey, Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said on Thursday, calling on Ankara to respect asylum agreements with the European Union. Mitarachi said Greece had submitted a request to the European Commission and EU border agency Frontex for […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , Reuters

12

Jan

EU watchdog opens investigation into border agency Frontex

The EU’s anti-fraud watchdog, OLAF, has opened an investigation into Frontex, the bloc’s border agency, over allegations of harassment, misconduct and migrant pushbacks, according to four EU officials. OLAF investigators have been interviewing members of the Warsaw-based agency “since the start of last month,” said one of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , POLITICO