Greek police doing nothing about racist violence

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Translated from Dutch daily Metro of today, which interviewed Ms Eva Cossé, Human Rights Watch researcher in Greece:

Foreigners attacked every day in Greek cities …

Both organizations [Human Rights Watch and Amnesty international] accuse the police of failing to take action against racist violence. “Never anyone is arrested,” said Cossé. “Victims are even discouraged to complain about racist violence to the police. It is said that the perpetrators can not be found. Or people should pay to report these crimes. Even people with a valid residence permit can be deterred by threatening them with expulsion.”

A woman who on behalf of the [Golden Dawn nazi] party participated in the elections in September last year was involved in an attack on an immigrant. Her trial has been postponed six times.”

Racist murder in Greece reflects rising neo-Nazi influence: here.

Greece’s government of cuts rounds up 8,000 migrants: here.

UK Border Agency officials at an immigration removal centre in Kent have been slammed for dismissing claims of torture by detainees: here.

6 thoughts on “Greek police doing nothing about racist violence

  1. Grecce’s debt rises above €300bn

    GREECE: The Finance Ministry said today that the country’s government debt stood at €303.5 billion (£239bn) at the end of July, up from €280.2bn (£220bn) at the end of the first three months of this year.

    In return for billions of euros in loans from the EU, the IMF and the European Central Bank, Greece has imposed stringent austerity measures which have signally failed to turn the economy around.


  2. Break the isolation of refugees and migrants!

    The International Migrants’ Alliance-Europe section (IMA Europe section) manifests its strong unity with the organizers and participants to the “Break-Isolation Refuge camp” and to the militant rally during its opening day on August 23, 2012 infront of the Erfurt main train station in Germany.

    All freedom-loving citizens, refugees and non-refugees, documented and non-documented, migrant or immigrant, and the working people in Europe and elsewhere should support the cause of the Break-Isolation action because it stands for the fundamental principles of human rights. The struggle to fight against the abuse of refugee and migrants rights, to resist deportations, to assert the right to freedom of movement, to call for a stop to the obnoxious expressions of racism, and to fight against the barbaric criminalization of migrants and refugees, are just, righteous and for the cause of the universal right of the people to resist unjust situations and systems.

    We join the Break-Isolation movement and its supporters and advocates in calling on the German state to stop racist police actions against refugees, and to repeal its laws that violate the freedom of its citizens, residents and refugees to move freely. We believe that the law, for instance, to restrict the movement of refugees and asylum seekers, is a carry-over from Germany’s fascist past, and should not have been allowed to be practiced again.

    We believe, too, that refugees in Germany and in Europe in general, are borne out of the wars, poverty, displacement and economic crisis brought upon the poor and oppressed peoples in this planet by the Western military-industrial complex that thrive on profit, exploitation and oppression of people and resources. This is the same elite few, the 1%, that dictates on and controls the lives of the 99% in what is called western democracy.

    In conclusion, we echo the firm calls of the Break-Isolation camp:

    Break Isolation!

    Freedom of Movement for everybody!

    Resist the deportations! Repeal the EU Return Directive!

    Fight Racism – Stop the Police Racist Control!

    Stop the criminalization of migrants and refugees and the undocumented!

    Long live international solidarity!

    International Migrants’ Alliance-Europe section (IMA Europe)

    Room 3-13, Third Floor, VKG Bldg.

    Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam

    The Netherlands


  3. During the first election campaign, in May this year, Golden Dawn’s appeal was: “So we can rid this land of filth”. The party won 7% of the vote at the June election and has 18 MPs. One of those MPs is Artemis Matthaiopoulos who fronts a Nazi punk band called Pogrom. Pogrom’s songs include ‘Auschwitz’ with the lyrics, “fuck Anne Frank” and “Juden raus”.

    See also,7340,L-4260704,00.html

    It is not Artemis Matthaiopoulos, but Artemios Matthaiopoulos:


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