Human Rights Group Urges Crackdown on Race Crimes in Greece

CNS News, July 10, 2012

A leading human rights organization is urging Greece’s new government to take “urgent action” to curb an “alarming” increase in attacks against Asian and African immigrants, including brutal assaults by gangs on teenage boys and pregnant women.

In a 100-page report issued Tuesday, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said xenophobic attacks, including stabbings and serious beatings, in the capital Athens have increased over the past two years, leaving dozens of confirmed victims and possibly many more.

It called on the government to create a national strategy to combat race-related crime, including obligatory training for police officers, and surveillance methods used to fight terrorism.

“It is very shocking to see that scale of violence, of that frequency and that brutality in a European country . . . People face certainly the risk of an attack on a daily basis,” Judith Sunderland, the lead researcher and author of the report told The Associated Press.

“We spoke with 79 migrants and asylum seekers and out of those 59 had experienced some kind of an attack. And 51 had experienced an attack that caused actual harm. We are convinced this is the tip of the iceberg. Most people don’t report the violence . . . Undocumented migrants fear they will be arrested and deported,” she said.

Greece, suffering a fifth year of recession, is the European Union’s busiest transit point for illegal immigration. In Athens, many immigrants live crammed in small apartments in squalid conditions, in central neighborhoods that have seen a sharp rise in crime since the financial crisis began in late 2009.

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Racially-motivated attacks, including raids on immigrants’ homes and stores as well as streets assaults, have surged in the past two years, and often follow public outcry over a violent crime blamed on immigrants, the report said. {snip}

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  • Sounds like a Konstantinos Klux Klan.

  • So the illegal and legal immigrants encounter racially motivated violent attacks, live in squalid conditions and are subject to violence.  So if it’s SO BAD in racist Greece why not return to their homelands where they can be with their racial brothers in arms? 

    “It is very shocking to see that scale of violence, of that frequency and that brutality in a European country . . .”

    The author should spend a week in Detroit, Philly, Baltimore or Los Angeles.

    • dukem1

       Or Zimbabwe.

  • Global Minority

    I think the native people of Greece are somehow acting in self defense and preservasion, you think? I seriously don’t think the native people of Greece are just radomly attacking non-white immigrants!

  • Putting up with White Racism is preferable to living with their own savage kind!  This is an argument that the psycho, lefties CANNOT REBUT!

  • The only good news I’ve read in a long time. This coming after the UN demanded that wealthy countries need to be taxed to raise at least $400 billion for poor nations. The white man truly is the modern slave with the UN cracking the whip. ‘Here’s $400 billion for being stupid, lazy, useless breeding machines. Keep up the procreation because wealthy countries need new populations to counteract their declining growth.’ Just where do they think that money is going to come from when there are no whites left to create it?

    • Global Minority

      It won’t matter once White people are gone. I think it will be the end of the earth by then. If not, they surely won’t get the money from places like Japan and China. They could care less. The non-white population will self destruct all on its on by then from sickness, disease and tribal warfare.

  • mikejones91

    I’m not one to condone violence but enough is enough. Keep em coming Greece. Don’t let FOREIGN invaders take over YOUR lands. Just don’t attack any pregnant women. That’s wrong, obviously. 

  • How come I get the feeling that the “immigrants” they speak of are squatting in Greece illegally.

  • NM156

    When are we gonna have a crackdown on human rights groups?

    •  See my above post.  We know who they are.  They won’t be immune.

  • curri

    Of course they have no interest at all in any attacks committed BY immigrants. This is  “Who? Whom? ” morality as prescribed by V.I. Lenin. 

  • Global Minority

    They will NOT remain in their homeland’s. However, it is the UK fault for allowing them in. Just say, NO! It works.

  • A Human in the NW Region

    It’s just so pathetic how these gay neo-liberal ‘writers’ try to warp and propagandize the news. They ought to be shot (with pinata confetti … cough… ). You can see them in your mind’s eye squirming in their chairs, little beads of sweat coming off their foreheads while they frantically try to switch out rational, factual words with ‘establishment codewords’ to get their Orwellian Newspeak piece ready for distribution to the moron masses.    Here is some cleansing :

    Newspeak: “It is very shocking to see that scale of violence, of that frequency and that brutality in a European country”

    Real talk: “in a WHITE CAUCASIAN country, birthplace of White civilization”

    Newspeak: “In Athens, many immigrants live crammed in small apartments in squalid conditions, in central neighborhoods that have seen a sharp rise in crime since the financial crisis began in late 2009.”

    Real talk: Not the jibberish ‘seen’ , in REALITY IT IS HAPPENING. The whole liberal media tries to make out everything to sound like a bad acid trip man, it’s all your perception maaaaan. No. It’s reality. Physics, actuality.

  • IstvanIN

    Woman, especially pregnant woman, are the worst because they drop new little invaders in our midst.  And then we sorry for the children.  Ugh!

  •  They are lured by the prospect of free gifts from their progressive, multi-culti enablers.

    When it does go to fire, the illegal immigrants and the criminal riff-raff will be the first to go, then their enablers will be dragged kicking and screaming from their fine homes…