Terror bill for immigrants
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Terror bill for immigrants

By Anta Psarra A clause undermining the new Immigration Bill has come back into the agenda. It entails the prosecution and deportation for any immigrant or refugee who claims “falsely” being subject to ill-treatment by state authorities. The new Immigration Bill is voted today. It started as a conventional attempt to facilitate legal immigrants to … Continue reading

“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights
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“Migrants are trapped between Greece and Turkey” says International Federation for Human Rights

“Tighter controls at the border between Greece and Turkey are forcing many people fleeing conflict to use increasingly dangerous routes.” By Yannis Elafros The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR), and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) published yesterday a joint communication in Paris expressing their concern about the … Continue reading

Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse
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Refugee Centre in Lavrio on the brink of collapse

The lack of Administrative Committee jeopardizes the asylum-seekers’ unit in Lavrio Lina Giannarou Meat has not been available for months. Bread has not been available for approximately 15 days. It is a month since any hygiene-related supplies arrived. Recently, medication, too, has been cut off. During the last few months, all the suppliers have interrupted … Continue reading

NGO claims Greek authorities are ‘pushing back’ Syrian refugees
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NGO claims Greek authorities are ‘pushing back’ Syrian refugees

Migrants claim they were beaten on uninhabited island before being cast adrift in Turkish waters In one incident, refugees say there were detained incommunicado and subjected to severe beatings on an uninhabited island after being apprehended by the Greek authorities before being set adrift in Turkish waters Refugees attempting to enter Greece are being systematically, illegally … Continue reading

Impossible Biographies
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Impossible Biographies

An independent short film with interviews from immigrants in Athens, Greece about the everyday racism they experience Many years before the first clouds of the crisis would hover over the Greek skies, amidst Greek society’s most glorious of moments and its most mundane of days, the lives and labour of migrants would be faced with … Continue reading

Living hell on the streets and in the camps
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Living hell on the streets and in the camps

Attacks by nazis against immigrants are an everyday phenomenon in the neighbourhoods of Athens. Police’s practices inside and outside detention centres and concentration camps embolden nazis who often do not hesitate to kill their victims. Racist attacks by nazis against unsuspecting immigrants are turning into an everyday phenomenon in Greece and especially in the neighbourhoods … Continue reading