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Austerity measures adopted over the past decade continued to erode the accessibility and affordability of health care. Allegations of torture and other ill-treatment and excessive use of force by police persisted. More pushbacks of refugees and migrants at land and sea were reported. In a historic...
Greece Justice Systems

Greece: Give Charis Vasileiou and Nikolas Stefanidis a Fair Examination of Their Grounds for Conscientious Objection under an Amended Legislative Framework in Line with International Law and Standards

Ahead of the hearing before the Council of State, Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, of the cases of Charis Vasileiou and Nikolas Stefanidis, conscientious objectors to military service whose applications have been rejected by the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Amnesty International,...
Greece Censorship and Freedom of Expression

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

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...
Greece Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Greece: Charis Vasileiou should have a fair examination of his grounds for conscientious objection under an amended legislative framework in line with international law and standards: joint NGOs statement

Ahead of the hearing before the Council of State, Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, of the case of Charis Vasileiou, a conscientious objector whose application has been rejected by the Deputy Minister of National Defence, Amnesty International, together with four other NGOs call on the Greek...