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Police Sweeps, Invasive Searches, Arbitrary Detention

(Athens) – Athens police are conducting abusive stops and searches and have detained tens of thousands of people in a crackdown on irregular migration, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 52-page report, “Unwelcome Guests:…
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Unaccompanied Children, Asylum Seekers Should Not Be Turned Away

(Rome) – Italy is summarily returning unaccompanied migrant children and adult asylum seekers to Greece, where they face a dysfunctional asylum system and abusive detention conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report published today. Stowaways on…
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New Government Should Act to Prevent, Punish Xenophobic Attacks

(Athens) – The Greek authorities are failing to tackle a rising wave of xenophobic violence that has left migrants afraid to walk the streets.  The 99-page report, “Hate on the Streets: Xenophobic Violence in Greece,”documents the failure of the police…