Racism in Greek police, Amnesty says


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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Amnesty International slams Greek police for culture of abuse and far-right hate crime leniency

Saturday 5th April 2014

Racism watchdog praises fascist Golden Dawn crackdown but says police hate crimes are on the increase

Amnesty International said on Thursday that it had found a culture of impunity and abuse within the Greek police.

It also criticised the police for inadequately responding to hate crimes and attacks by far-right groups on migrants and protesters.

Another group created to monitor hate crimes also criticised the police in a separate report.

The Racist Violence Reporting Network concluded that hate crimes by Greek police increased last year, despite a “significant decrease” in such attacks following a judicial crackdown on the fascist Golden Dawn party.

“Under no circumstances should one get the impression that Greece has adequately dealt with the problem of racist violence,” the network said.

Amnesty called on the government to fix “a range of failures undermining public confidence and generating a host of human rights violations.”

It said it had documented allegations of torture or ill-treatment during arrest and detention.

Albanian inmate tortured to death in Greek prison: here.

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3 thoughts on “Racism in Greek police, Amnesty says

  1. Reblogged this on Archaic Sugar and commented:
    Greece is no different than the United States these days, the racism displayed there just shows a somewhat different face. But Bigotry is not unique to Greece, it’s just sad to see another country succumbing to it. :[

  2. The police have to obey the financial institutes and have not the savvy to comprehend the part they have to play as a unwittingly enforcer of the rules, although the police are made up from those who are being violated, nevertheless, the police having undergone the regime of also being victims of repression, are unable to help themselves when the badge of power is brandished and the uniform donned has some contribution to compensating self inadequacies.

  3. Pingback: Migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over exploitation and racism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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