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In December 2000, Human Rights Watch released a memorandum to the government of Greece on conditions of detention for migrants awaiting deportation in the Alexandras Avenue detention center in Athens. Based primarily on an article in the Greek daily Ta Nea detailing our findings and submissions to the U.N., the Athens public prosecutor initiated an investigation into conditions for foreigners in the Alexandras center to determine whether the Greek police should be charged for the abusive treatment.

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