July 10, 2012

Hate on the Streets

Xenophobic Violence in Greece

Summary
Key Recommendations
Methodology
I. Background
Economic and Humanitarian Crisis
The Politics of Hate
Vigilante Groups
II. Xenophobic Violence in Athens
May 2011
Continuing Violence
Aghios Panteleimonas
Attacks elsewhere in Central Athens
III. Violence elsewhere in Greece
Aspropyrgos, September 2011
Corinth, February 2012
Crete, 2011
Patras May 2011 and May 2012
IV. Greece’s Legal Obligations
V. State Response
Inadequate Police Response
Failure to prevent attacks
Discouraging complaints by undocumented migrants
Insistence on a fee to file a complaint
Inadequate response and investigations
Failure to Prosecute Attacks as Hate Crimes
Ali Rahimi: Waiting for Justice
Failure to Acknowledge Severity of Problem
Recommendations
Acknowledgements
Annex: Text of an Anti-Immigrant Manifesto, Athens