13/07/2017: Καταγγελία περιστατικών ρατσιστικής βίας από “κατοίκους” και αστυνομικούς καθώς και διακρίσεων σε πλαζ στη Λέσβο κατά προσφύγων

Απόσπασμα από την αναφορά (εδώ ολόκληρη) για το μήνα Ιούλιο toy 2017 της οργάνωσης Legal Centre Lesbos.

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Concerns about rise in hate crimes and discrimination

In the past week, the Legal Centre has been informed of at least three attacks by Greek nationals and the Greek police against refugees. The Legal Centre helped one refugee file a complaint with the police department after he was beaten by three Greek individuals who stopped him on the street and insulted him for being an “African bastard.” Another individual from Iran was also beaten by three Greek individuals. When he began to defend himself, the police arrived and arrested the Iranian refugee but not the Greek individuals. The Iranian national was taken to the Mytilene police station where he was beaten by the police, and charged with having assaulted the Greek nationals. In the past few weeks we have also been informed of an increase in discrimination against refugees by both Greek civilians and police officers, particularly racism against black individuals. In one reported incident, employees of Tsamakia beach, the main beach in Mytilene, refused entry to a group of black refugees, who were preparing to pay. The individuals were given no explanation for the refused entry, and believe the refusal was racially motivated. It should go without saying that discrimination based on race or national origin violates basic rights guaranteed by Greek, EU and international law.

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