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Greece: Concerns over continued abuses by the security forces and the situation of migrants and asylum-seekers

, Index number: EUR 25/015/2013

In this written statement to the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International expresses its longstanding concerns regarding human rights violations committed by law enforcement officials in Greece. These include concerns about excessive use of force and other violations in the policing of demonstrations and ill-treatment during arrest or detention. Moreover, the organisation continues to receive allegations of excessive use of force and ill-treatment of protesters during arrest or detention; and of asylum-seekers and migrants during immigration sweep and detention operations by police.

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