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Press Release
August 8, 2012

A large number of the 7,500 foreign nationals arrested in Athens over the last few days are reported to be of Asian, African and North African origin.

Amnesty in the News
July 3, 2012
The Washington Post

Amnesty International charged in a report Tuesday that Greek police often use violence against demonstrators, migrants and detained suspects.

Press Release
July 3, 2012

Police in Greece are responding to largely peaceful demonstrations with routine acts of violence, while Greek authorities continue to brush off the incidents.

April 2, 2012
New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.

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