Greece: Human Rights Defenders’ Upcoming Trial for “False Accusation” of Religious Leader Will Have Chilling Effect on Freedom of Expression

Index Number: EUR 25/5237/2022

Amnesty International is deeply concerned about the pending trial of two human rights defenders on a charge of “false accusation” against a senior leader of the Orthodox Church in Greece. The charge stems from an official complaint submitted by the human rights defenders under an anti-racism law regarding a statement that they believed was antisemitic and discriminatory against the Jewish people made in 2017 by the Metropolitan Bishop of Piraeus.

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