Greece: Hate crime report for 2017 by Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) sent to the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)

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Greece: Hate crime report for 2017

 

14 May 2018

 

In 2017, Greek Helsinki Monitor recorded racist crimes in Greece by uploading all related documentation on its special blog Racist Crimes Watch. The 315 entries for 2017 correspond to a larger number of events as several entries concern more than one incident. Racist crimes recorded include incidents of racist profiling, racist speech, racist desecrations & vandalisms, racist discrimination and racist violence, as defined in their recommendations to Greece by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the UN Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) and the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

 

Out of the 315 entries, 117 concerned incidents against migrants and refugees, 98 were anti-Semitic incidents (of which 69 were “burning of Judas/Hebrew” around Easter), 36 were incidents against persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, 31 were incidents against Roma, 16 were incidents against persons with disabilities, 9 were incidents against national minorities, 13 were Islamophobic incidents, 4 were incidents against human rights defenders, and 3 concerned apology of genocides: the sum exceeds 315 as several entries concerned incidents against more than one victims’ group. All 315 incidents were or will be reported in criminal complaints to the Prosecutor for Racist Crimes in the Athens First Instance Court.

 

Additionally, GHM’s experience with the complaints filed with the Athens Prosecutor for Racist Crimes is that in 2017 she found them all admissible and opened case files for each one. Some were sent to local Prosecutors in other cities where the alleged crimes occurred.

 

What continues to be very important is that the fact that the Athens Prosecutor for Racist Crimes, having so many other duties, can only slowly and with considerable delay handle the case files related to racist crimes. Additionally, that Prosecutor keeps changing: since the first one was appointed in mid-2016, there have been four different prosecutors in that position through early 2018.

 

List of racist crimes recorded in 2017

 

  1. 26 and 27/12/2017: Anti-Semitic, conspiracy-theory articles and cartoons portraying the “secret relationship” among the Greek government, the Rouvikonas anarchist group and the Israeli Embassy.

 

  1. 24/12/2017: Threatening anti-Roma comments and targeting of young children in Markopoulos Attica in Facebook posts.
  2. 22/12/2017: Anti-Semitic post in Greek Atheist Facebook group.
  3. 22/12/2017: Anti-Roma fake news in many media outlets about Roma who “rob drivers trapped in the snow.”
  4. 20/12/2017: Charge of police abuse of a migrant outside the Moria center in Lesvos.
  5. 20/12/2017: Xenophobic fake news post by a Golden Dawn police officer, with thousands of “shares” and re-postings in electronic platforms.
  6. 20/12/2017: Racist statements by the Mayor of Oreokastro about “PWD mechanisms” in the Municipality.
  7. 18/12/2017: Anti-Semitic Facebook post by a cadre of the far-right Ellinon Synelevsis (Greeks’ Assembly) party.
  8. 17/12/2017: Video of police violence inside the Moria refugee camp in Lesvos.
  9. 16/12/2017: Racist abuse of power by a Prosecutor in a brief against DEB (Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace) for using the term “Turkish minority”.
  10. 12/12/2017: Lesvos municipal council member calls for “drastic, non-peaceful actions” against refugees and NGOs.
  11. 12/12/2017: Anti-Semitic article about the Macedonian issue with the equation Tsipras = traitor = “Jew-boy”.
  12. 11/12/2017: Mayor of Lesvos, the village council president and other authorities obstruct the unloading of housing units for those asylum seekers living in tents in Moria.
  13. 10/12/2017: Anti-Semitic, conspiracy-theory articles against the president of the Athens Jewish Community.
  14. 08/12/2017: Attack (eggs thrown) against the Muslim Educational Cultural Association of Macedonia-Thrace, in Thessaloniki.
  15. 07/12/2017: Harassment of Turkish Minority members in Komotini with crosses sprayed on walls of homes and offices and leaflets.
  16. 06/12/2017: Greek fans throw racial insults (monkey sounds) at Cameroonian volleyball player Nathan Wounembaina every time he touched the ball during a match between French club team VB Tours and Greek club team Olympiakos Piraeus.
  17. 05/12/2017: Report by Generation 2.0 charges conditions of racial discrimination and violence in hotspots in Lesvos and Samos islands.
  18. 04/12/2017: High-ranking Greek Police officer in Lesvos is inciting to racial violence against migrants and refugees.
  19. 04/12/2017: Extreme anti-Roma article and comments in the local Laconia newspaper NotosPress.
  20. 02/12/2017: Lesvos Municipal vehicles attempt to block containers meant to house unaccompanied minor refugees.
  21. 02/12/2017: Another desecration of the Athens Holocaust Memorial.
  22. 30/11/2017: Racist fake news posted on Facebook by a retired army officer in Lesvos, reprinting by a newspaper and sharing by more than 650 users.
  23. 29/11/2017: Desecration of memorial to drowned refugees on Thermi beach, Lesvos.
  24. 28/11 to 01/12/2017: Racist comments praising the desecration of the memorial to drowned refugees & reproducing of fake news about the “church burned” by refugees in Lesvos.
  25. 26/11/2017: Violent attack on religious gathering of Pakistani Muslims in Athens by hoodlums, fans of PAOK football club.
  26. 26/11/2017: Racist bullying of Jordanian doctor by a colleague at the Agioi Anargyroi Hospital in Kifissia (Athens suburb).
  27. 06/02/2017: Islamophobic cartoon tweeted by a lawyer in Veria.
  28. 22/11/2017: Attacks by Nazis and racists, with the cooperation of the Greek Police, on refugees and a lawyer in Lesvos.
  29. 22/11/2017: Violent racist attacks on the Imam Syed Ghulam Qambar and an African migrant in a Piraeus street market.
  30. 20 και 21/11/2017: Racist comments against refugees on the Facebook page of the Chios newspaper Politis.
  31. 19/11/2017: Attack by anti-migrant militant group (probably Golden Dawn) on Mohammed Mahdi in Amerikis Square, Athens.
  32. 17/11/2017: Anti-Roma tweet by ex-Minister Andreas Andrianopoulos
  33. 15/11/2017: Republication of old racist article against Roma and migrants, by the editor of Vradini newspaper and other media.
  34. 09/11/2017: Discriminatory treatment of Turkish minority members in the Didymoteiho General Hospital.
  35. 08/11/2017: Racist slurs against Greek-African NBA player Giannis Antetokounmbo by UCL London professor Evangelos Markopoulos.
  36. 07 και 08/11/2017: Racist fake news on ANT1 TV news broadcast and many sites, about the “migrant in Mytilini who made a vulgar gesture at a Christian icon.”
  37. 06/11/2017: Corinth Migrant Detention Center is reportedly refusing to provide medical assistance to the detainee Aftab Begikpou after his suicide attempt.
  38. 05/11/2017: Public ambulance driver refuses on racial grounds to pick up a female migrant hunger-striker in Lesvos after she fainted.
  39. 03/11/2017: Stoning of the home of 11-year-old Amir, who was to be a flag-bearer in a National Parade.
  40. 29/10/2017: Classes suspended in a Sepolia (Athenian district) Primary School, due to threats and bullying by Golden Dawn members against the families of Pakistani students.
  41. 01/11/2017: Statement of support by the parents of the 6th Primary School of Daphne for the school’s Principal, who denied the Greek flag to young Amir (see entry no. 40).
  42. 31/10/2017: Municipality of Santorini prejudicially rejects a disabled person’s application for reimbursement of broken wheelchair.
  43. 30 and 31/10/2017: Racist comments against hunger-striking refugees on the Facebook page of Lesvosnews newspaper.
  44. 28/10/2017: Students Parade led by an Albanian flag-bearer in Santorini canceled due to Golden Dawn bullying.
  45. 28/10/2017: Complaint lodged for the barring 11-year-old Amir (see entries 40 and 42) from the position of flag-bearer in the Daphne Students Parade.
  46. 26/10/2017: Racially motivated automobile drivers in Rhodes attack a Nigerian with a screwdriver, whom they had just hit with a car.
  47. 22/10/2017: Neo-nazis with police protection stage protest march with racist slogans against the draft law for the recognition of gender identity.
  48. 20/10/2017: Anti-Roma statement by PASOK parliamentarian Leonidas Grigorakos.
  49. 19/10/2017: Abusive racist Facebook posts by Golden Dawn member about the young refugee who became a flag-bearer.
  50. 18/10/2017: New Democracy Vice President Adonis Georgiadis’ racist and slanderous verbal attack on the Roma population in Halandri, a suburb of Athens
  51. 18/10/2017: Crowd of extreme rightists with the cultish, self-proclaimed cleric, “father Kleomenis”, spouting anti-Semitic hate-speech outside a theatre in Thessaloniki.
  52. 17/10/2017: Violent gay-bashing in Rethymno, Crete.
  53. 16/10/2017: PM and leader of the Union of Centrists party Vassilis Leventis continues his transphobic raving: “it’s a brain disorder”.
  54. 14/10/2017: Lawsuit against unprecedented online anti-Roma intimidation and slander.
  55. 11/10/2017: Transphobic cover page in the newspaper Dimokratia.
  56. 11/10/2017: Extreme homophobic and transphobic front-page, inciting to violence, in the newspaper Eleftheri Ora.
  57. 10/10/2017: Anti-Semitism and transphobia on banner carried by “father Kleomenis” (see entry 52) and other ultra-rightists outside the Hellenic Parliament during the voting for the gender identity law.
  58. 10/10/2017: Complaints of racist abuse and institutional racism lodged by Doctors Without Borders.
  59. 10/10/2017: Vassilis Leventis (see entry 54) calls transgender identity a “mental illness”, “abnormality” and “animals” during Parliamentary session.
  60. 07/10/2017: Racially biased decision by the Parents Association of Molos Thermopylae to block refugee children from attending school.
  61. 07/10/2017: Brutal attack by anti-migrant militant groups in Aspropyrgos, on Asfak Mahmud and Vakas Husain.
  62. 07/10/2017: Violent racist assault of Ousman Mohammed in the Athens suburb of Neo Iraklion.
  63. 06/10/2017: Stoning of the Feres branch of the Cultural and Educational Association of Didymoteicho Muslims immediately after it opened.
  64. 04/10/2017: Gay police officer receives threatening homophobic message.
  65. 03/10/2017: Ultra-rightists target trans woman activist in Lesvos.
  66. 03 και 04/10/2017: Transphobic and homophobic Facebook posts by footballer V. Tsiartas.
  67. 02/10/2017: Racist targeting of members of the board of the Xanthi Turkish Union.
  68. 30/09/2017: Football club owner Alexis Kougias makes another racial slur against a player on his team.
  69. 29/09 and 07/10/2017: Racism and threats of “shootings” and “blood” from the president of the Mytilini Municipal Community and the anti-migrant group Kinisi SOS in Samos.
  70. 29/09/2017: Anti-Roma Facebook post by Golden Dawn member in Lesvos.
  71. 28/09/2017: Hate speech against migrants by the former Prime Minister and New Democracy cadre Antonis Samaras.
  72. 27/09/2017: Non-accessibility to PWD in the showers in the Moria camp reported by a refugee and Human Rights Watch.
  73. 25/09/2017: Attack on employees of Arsis (the Association for the Social Support of Youth), discussion by ultra-rightist participants, and refusal to rent lodgings to refugees in Samos.
  74. 25/09/2017: Barring of refugee children from education in Lavrio.
  75. 23/09/2017: Video of “father Kleomenis” (see entries 52 and 58) intimidating Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  76. 22 και 23/09/2017: Ultra-rightists make racist posts on Facebook with continuous targeting of a refugee in Lesvos.
  77. 22/09/2017: Article in Liberal.gr targeting Roma as a “health problem” by a doctor and New Democracy cadre.
  78. 19/09/2017: Racist attack by police on a street musician in Monastiraki Athens.
  79. 19/09/2017: Migrant Kawar Ambas beaten with brass knuckles in Aspropyrgos. Police show insulting indifference.
  80. 18/09/2017: Violent racist attack in the Athens suburb Nea Ionia against members of the Pakistani Community and KEERFA (anti-racist group).
  81. 14/09/2017: Ablest comments by Thanos Tzimeros, founder and president of the party Creation, Again! responded by the Hellenic Federation of People with Disabilities.
  82. 13/09/2017 (and later): Reprinting of anti-Roma article in the newspaper Makeleio and elsewhere.
  83. 12/09/2017: Iraklion Police Department refusing to translate deportation documents and a slew of other racially motivated violations.
  84. 06 και 07/09/2017: Barrage of anti-Roma comments on an article in the weekly Lifo that appeared on its Facebook page.
  85. 05/09/2017: Letter from NGOs Solidarity Now and Generation 2.0 to the Ministry of Labor regarding discrimination against insured citizens of third countries
  86. 04/09/2017: Anti-Semitic and racist tirade in an article on auctions of foreclosed homes.
  87. 04 ως 06/09/2017: Racial profiling in many media against Roma.
  88. 04/09/2017: Migrant attacked by ultra-rightists using a broken bottle and brass knuckles in Athens suburb Nea Iraklion.
  89. 02/09/2017: Racist graffiti against African-Greek NBA player Giannis Antetokounmbo, signed by Golden Dawn.
  90. 31/08/2017: Police pretending to be doctor’s “supervisors” torture a mentally ill migrant detainee in the Dromokaiteio Mental Hospital.
  91. 31/08/2017: (Another) anti-Semitic and racist front page of the newspaper Eleftheri Ora.
  92. 31/08/2017: Charges lodged against the port authority, police and a UNHCR representative for obstructing a pregnant refugee.
  93. 30/08/2017 (και 11/04/2015): Reproduction of Islamophobic fake news about “men eating their wives in Saudi Arabia”
  94. 30/08/2017: Xenophobic attack and threats against Afghan refugees in Lesvos by a Moria hotspot guard.
  95. 29/08/2017: Racist opposition in Rhodes to the relocation of the Roma camp to the
    districts of Tsairi and Asgourou.
  96. 26/08/2017: Violent attack on a disabled person who demanded a disabled parking place in Iraklion Crete.
  97. 25/08/2017: Intercity bus driver in Siteia Crete illegally refused to let a blind woman and her guide dog board his bus.
  98. 25/08/2017: Complaint lodged against the police in Imeros Rhodope for removing a woman who was swimming in the sea wearing Islamic swimsuit
  99. 23/08/2017: Islamophobic front page article in the newspaper Eleftheria tou Typou.
  100. 22/08/2017: Islamophobic article by Golden Dawn on the mosque in the Votaniko district of Athens.
  101. 18 and 20/08/2017: Racist tweets by Democratic Alignment MP A. Loverdos, on the connection between terrorism and migration and a “solution” to the matter.
  102. 17/08/2017: Threatening comments about refugees and their advocates on Facebook by a special forces lieutenant colonel.
  103. 17 and 18/08/2017: All Muslims are “beasts” according to the “liberal” Andreas Andrianopoulos, longtime politician and founder of Olympiakos sporting club.
  104. 16/08/2017: Extreme anti-Semitism in comments on the Facebook pages of the magazines Lifo and Athens Voice, in response to articles on an anti-Semitic incident Switzerland.
  105. 15/08/2017: Islamophobic and anti-refugee rant by Bishop Dionysius of Corinth.
  106. 13/08/2017: Series of homophobic attacks and threats on Facebook.
  107. 12/08/2017: Racist ablest statement by Deputy Mayor of Livadia, K. Kaplanis
  108. 12/08/2017: Holocaust denial by Nazi attorney Kostas Plevris and newspaper Eleftheri Ora.
  109. 08/08/2017: Anti-Semitic conspiracy-theorist Facebook post by former ANEL PM Rahil Makri.
  110. 08/08/2017: Illegal behavior and unlawful recording of religion (of an atheist as Christian Orthodox despite his will) by a police officer.
  111. 04 and 05/08/2017: Facebook page with almost exclusive anti-Roma content by the “residents” of Megara.
  112. 02/08/2017: Far-right group claims responsibility on its Facebook page for an attack and further targeting of a refugee in Lesvos.
  113. 31/07/2017: Vicious racist attack by an employer on Egyptian farm workers who asked for their wages in Gastouni Ileia.
  114. 30/07/2017 (approximately): Young Romni girl pelted with water inside a church in Kozani.
  115. 29/07/2017: Destruction of UNHCR refugee housing on Oinousses Island.
  116. 29/07/2017: Teenagers violently attack Bangladeshi peddlers in Rhodes.
  117. 28/07/2017: Bus driver in the Rendi district of Athens forces a refugee woman and her baby from his bus.
  118. 27/07/2017: Association of Private Schools shows racism against the disabled.
  119. 27/07/2017: Ad to let an apartment in the Gyzi district of Athens contains multiple racially discriminatory criteria.
  120. 24/07/2017: Racist violence and abuse of young male asylum seekers by police officers in Omonia district of Athens.
  121. 23/07/2017: Beating of a Pakistani migrant in Menidi.
  122. 21/07/2017: Homophobic attack in Paros Island over a pair of socks. Police are indifferent.
  123. 17 και 20/07/2017: Doctor posts homophobic rant on Facebook.
  124. 17/7/2017: Holocaust Memorial desecration (on camera) in Larisa by the self-proclaimed “father Kleomenis” (see entries 52, 58, 76).
  125. 16/07/2017: Knife attack on a 19-year-old Afghani boy by a militant group outside the Schisto camp near Athens.
  126. 13/07/2017: Report of incidents of racist violence committed by island “residents” and polices as well as discrimination against refugees on a beach in Lesvos.
  127. 11/07/2017: Anti-Roma article in the mainstream newspaper To Vima.
  128. 10/07/2017: Facebook threats and racist comments about the refugees in Lesvos.
  129. 10/07/2017: Condemnation of the desecration of the Holocaust Monument in Kavala.
  130. 09/07/2017: Racist bullying of a refugee by the Vice Mayor of Lesvos.
  131. 09/07/2017: Lawsuit on an alleged racially motivated murder of an African-American in Laganas Zante.
  132. 08/07/2017: Typical anti-Semitic conspiracy theories in Facebook groups.
  133. 07/07/2017: Discrimination against people with disabilities by Aegean Airlines.
  134. 07/07/2017: Desecration of the Athens Holocaust Monument with the graffiti “Hi, my name is Death”.
  135. 07/07/2017: African-American man, Bakari Henderson, murdered in Zante.
  136. 05/07/2017: “Trainose” (Greek railroad company) accused of non-assistance to a person with disability.
  137. 04/07/2017: Greek Police statistics showcase illegal, abusive arrests and racial profiling.
  138. 04/07/2017: Army officer’s discriminatory refusal to serve in the Dervenion Thessaloniki refugee hotspot.
  139. 02 and 07/07/2017: Police exhibit extreme homophobia in reaction to statements from an openly gay colleague.
  140. 29/06/2017: Migrant worker Mohammed Avzel stabbed by fascists in Menidi.
  141. 28/06/2017: Anti-Roma prejudice from Makis Voridis, head of Nea Dimokratia Internal Affairs, in a parliamentary question.
  142. 28/06/2017: Anti-Roma assembly at the Koropi Police Dept, with the participation of the Mayor and union police officer (with articles praising the event)
  143. 25 and 26/06/2017: Golden Dawn coast guard officer posts transphobic and homophobic comments on Facebook
  144. 24/06/2017: Greek performer Tzimis Panousis trivializes the Holocaust.
  145. 24/06/2017: Mayor of Maroussi (Athens suburb) and the President of the National Union of Municipalities & Communities – the Medical Association of Athens – the National Intergovernmental Network of Healthy Cities – Health Promotion are responsible for installing a kiosk on the pedestrian path designated for the blind.
  146. 23/06/2017: Formal complaint regarding a petrol bomb attack on a migrant-owned shop in Patissia Athens.
  147. 22/06/2018: Anti-Roma statements by political cadre Pangalos and journalists Voulgarinos and Doulgeridis in newspapers To Vima and Ta Nea and TV channel SKAI.
  148. 22/06/2017: Golden Dawn MP recites the Third Reich anthem in Aspropyrgos.
  149. 20/06/2017: Accusations of xenophobic bullying of migrants and addicts on city buses to Menidi.
  150. 19 to 26/06/2017: Anti-Roma article on numerous websites.
  151. 17/06/2017: Hate Speech against Roma in Halandri, suburb of Athens, by representative of far-right LAOS, K. Aivaliotis in Art TV broadcast.
  152. 16 και 17/06/2017: Racist reprinting of fake news about “refugees who demand that Greek women be modest”.
  153. 15/06/2017: Anti-refugee protest in Chios Island
  154. 15/06/2017: Hate speech on the grounds of skin color by a neo-Nazi on Facebook.
  155. 14/06/2017: Bus drivers in Skaramanga district continuously refusing to serve refugees (Lawsuit by the Hellenic League for Human Rights).
  156. 12/06 to 04/07/2017: Onslaught of hate crimes committed by the Nazi organizations Apella and AME/Combat 18 – Nazi style pogrom against the Menidi Roma.
  157. 10/06/2017: Anti-Roma tirade in Facebook post and comments.
  158. 08/06/2017: Neo-Nazi TV channel Ted Greek reposts anti-Semitic video of Kostas Plevris on YouTube.
  159. 07/06/2017: Minor government coalition partner ANEL paty’s MP Kostas Katsikis verbally assaulting a representative of the Greek Forum of Migrants in the parliament.
  160. 07/06/2017: Police vehicles parked on walkway for visually impaired outside Athens Court of Appeal.
  161. 06/06/2017: Abuse of detainees by racist police officers in the Petrou Ralli Migrant Confinement Center.
  162. 22/05 to 06/06/2017: Many sites publishing an anti-Roma article
  163. 04/06/2017: Islamophobic Facebook post and comments against the minority in Thrace by an organizer of the “Resign!” anti-government campaign.
  164. 03/06/2017: Brutal racist assault by hoe on a 24-year-old Bangladeshi in Lappa Achaia.
  165. 31/05/2017: Homophobic and transphobic discussion event in Tripoli.
  166. 29/05/2017: Homophobic harassment by police and unprecedented mobilization by Directorate of Internal Affairs.
  167. 27/05/2017: Homophobic statements by Nea Dimokratia cadre.
  168. 21/05/2017: Anti-Semitic protest gathering by Orthodox Christian fundamentalists against the erection of a mosque.
  169. 16/05/2017: Homophobic video clip by Golden Dawn rapper Stathis Kiou, which glorifies Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris.
  170. 15/05/2017: Homophobic speech by Ilias Kasidiaris goes unpunished after his attack on MP and former Minister Nikos Dendias.
  171. 14/05/2017: Violent racial attacks with rocks and threats against migrants in the homes in Aspropyrgos.
  172. 13/05/2017: Islamophobic and libelous tweet by former MP Andreas Andrianopoulos.
  173. 13/05/2017: Successful racist obstruction to settle refugees in apartments in Giannitsa, Northern Greece.
  174. 11/05/2017: Violent homophobic attack, in Iraklio, Crete
  175. 10/05/2017: Anti-Semitic cartoon and article by journalist and cartoonist, Stathis.
  176. 09/05/2017: Migrants threatened by armed henchmen (prompted by the owner of the house) to pay the rent, in Petrou Ralli street, Athens.
  177. 04/05/2017: Greek Police vehicles parked on the pedestrian path designated for the blind, right in front of the Court of Appeal, in Athens.
  178. 02 ως 04/05/2017: More than 14 violent attacks against refugees (some of them were also gay or trans) in Leros island.
  179. 01/05/2017: 17-year-old boy from Bahrain beaten up by club doormen in Gazi district, Athens
  180. 28/04/2017: Metropolitan of Piraeus, Seraphim’s anti-Semitic hate speech.
  181. 27/04/2017: Racist anti-Roma police raid in Perea, Salonica
  182. 23/04/2017: Greek Police racist sweep operation against Roma in Mykonos. They actually deported Greek citizens from a Greek island.
  183. 20/04/2017: Municipality council voting and protests in Chios, led by a priest, against NGOs and a clinic for migrants.
  184. 20/04/2017: 3 refugees injured, attacked with rocks by Golden Dawn in Souda camp, Chios. Police brought the …refugees in detention.
  185. 19/04/2017: 6 homophobic lawsuits (by Metropolitan bishop of Thessaloniki Anthimos) targeting Thessaloniki Pride (concerning posters not published by the Pride) accusing them of blasphemy.
  186. 18/04/2017: Anti-Roma hate speech by Golden Dawn MP Christos Pappas in Twitter

188-256. Anti-Semitic festival 2017: Burning of “Judas” or ”Jew” all around Greece during April 2017 (69 cases)

  1. 11/04/2017: Theology teacher distributed homophobic leaflet in school (exact dates unknown).
  2. 08 to 22/04/2017: 4 more, cruel racist attacks in Aspropyrgos, Attica, against Pakistani Asek Ali, Ranja Anser, Zhia Oul Chlak and Azim Anouer.
  3. 31/03/2017: Anti-refugee hate speech and threats, during Stylida Municipality’s public conference.
  4. 29/03, 02 to 03/04/2017: Continuing violent attacks against Pakistani migrants in Aspropyrgos, Attica. (More than 40 recorded since August.)
  5. 28/03/2017: Racist threats against Pakistani migrants in Greece, by far-right “Makelio” newspaper, responding to a hoax about a non-existent “Pakistani Islamic Party of Greece”.
  6. 28 και 30/03/2017: 2 Holocaust Memorials desecrated in Arta and Kavala
  7. 24/03/2017: Homophobic bullying and threats against a woman by a group of men in Gazi area, Athens.
  8. 23/03/2017: 70 refugee and migrant children reported to be banned from school in Filippiada, following racist reactions.
  9. 22/03/2017: Men, women, children refugees held in a cage in Chios
  10. 21/03/2017: Fire burning down Beyazit Mosque in Didymoticho, Thrace. Speculations on arson attack and incomplete fire extinction are being researched by Intelligence Service.
  11. 21/03/2017: Extreme anti-Semitic and racist comments below a Facebook post by Action Aid.
  12. 19/03/2017: Transphobic and homophobic conference organized by the Municipality of Korinthos and the Greek Union of Theologists.
  13. 11/03/2017: Homophobic discrimination during a job interview in Mykonos: the applicant was asked on her sexual preferences.
  14. 08/03/2017: Mob bullies the representative of the local Metropolitan in Pelopio, following discussions on a possible refugee hotspot in the area.
  15. 07 και 08/03/2017: Teacher unions in Thrace state they will not accept the Turkish language to be taught in kindergartens.
  16. 06/03/2017: Campaign in Kifisia district, Athens, against adolescent refugees’ housing.
  17. 05/03/2017: Three migrants chased down, beaten, and shot at by five police officers in Samos, after replying they are Algerians.
  18. 04/03/2017: Police violence against arrested Roma in Liosia area, Athens
  19. 03 through 07/03/2017: Underage Algerian tortured by the Police in Samos, right after his suicide attempt.
  20. 03/03/2017: Homophobic leaflets signed by “Athenian Orthodox Christian Youth”
  21. 02 και 24/03/2017: Hate Speech by local paper called “Free Thrace”, targeting Turkish minority union in Alexandroupoli.
  22. 28/02/2017: Racist physical assault and insults against a migrant woman in a bus, in Athens: “Here in Greece, we spit on foreigners and illegals”.
  23. 26/02/2017: Discriminatory behavior and decision of a tax officer against a woman with disability.
  24. 24/02/2017: Greek Police vehicles parked on the pedestrian path designated for the blind, right in front of the Court of Appeal building, in Athens.
  25. 20/02/2017: 45 year-old man with disability, beaten up by a man whose car he photographed while he was parking it in the seat for people with disabilities.
  26. 17/02/2017: Far-Rightists chain themselves in the door of a primary school in Oreokastro district, Thessalonica, to obstruct refugee students from entering the class. Police is there but arrests only antifascist demonstrators.
  27. 15/02/2017: Car arson attack against the Turkish minority journalist Ilhan Tahsin
  28. 10/02/2017: Anti-Semitic article in a far-right newspaper of Thrace on the apology of the Imam of Glafki, concerning his anti-Semitic hate-speech.
  29. 09/02/2017: “Collection” of homophobic and transphobic hate-speech articles and speeches by clerics, politicians, academics and others, responding to a thematic week on gender issues in secondary school.
  30. 06/02/2017: Algerian detained migrant dies because the guards didn’t inform the doctors on his serious health problems.
  31. 06/02/2017: Islamophobic delirium in a Vice documentary about the Mosque that isn’t built in Athens. Interview with the leader of the far-right occupiers of the site.
  32. 03/02/2017: Metropolitan of Piraeus Seraphim’s homophobic and anti-Semitic hate speech.
  33. 02/02/2017: 86 parents in Perama, Attica, apply for their children to change school due to refugee children attending primary school.
  34. 01/02/2017: Extremely violent racist attack against Pakistani Zisan Elachi, in Aspropyrgos, Attica.
  35. 31/01/2017: Extreme anti-migrant article in the Nazi blog “Arma”
  36. 27/01/2017: Anti-Semitic comments and articles against New Democracy Vice president Adonis Georgiadis, after he apologized for his past anti-Semitic hate speech.
  37. 27/01/2017: Migrant street-sellers bullied in Piraeus by a racist.
  38. 27/01/2017: Nazi homophobic article against thematic week on gender issues in secondary school.
  39. 26/01/2017: Metropolitan of Kalavryta Amvrosios’ racist and islamophobic hate speech.
  40. 26/01/2017: Parody video in a far-right YouTube channel, portraying refugee children as future jihadists.
  41. 25/01/2017: Homophobic attack in the center of Athens
  42. 24/01/2017: New homophobic outburst by Nazi Konstantinos Plevris during his trial on homophobia.
  43. 24/01/2017: Homophobic delirium by Metropolitan of Piraeus, Seraphim and call to parents to keep their children away from school during thematic week on gender issues.
  44. 21/01/2017: Homophobic delirium by actor K. Prekas: “Gay people shouldn’t exist”
  45. 21/01/2017: Racist decision by the parents’ union in a Larisa primary school not to accept refugee children and threats against the school principal.
  46. 19/01/2017: G. Giakoumatos, doctor, ex-Minister and New Democracy MP: “Homosexuality is a contagious disease”
  47. 19/01/2017: Report by an actor on a law discriminating against people with disabilities in theater schools.
  48. 17 & 18/01/2017: Anti-Semitic statement and statement against Turkish minority by, V. Leventis (see entry 54).
  49. 17/01/2017: Golden Dawn members and MP G. Lagos violently attack teachers and parents in a primary school in Perama, Attica, to support other parents who wanted refugee children out of school.
  50. 16/01/2017: Racist occupation of school in protest against the presence of refugee children, in Killini – Andravida.
  51. 15/01/2017: Racist text and picture targeting migrant and refugee children, in Nazi Meandros magazine.
  52. 14/01/2017: Anti-migrant conspiratorial comments by “Greeks’ Assembly” far-right party leader, Artemis Sorras.
  53. 13/01/2017: Anti-Semitic delirium in far-right newspaper Makelio.
  54. 12/01/2017: Anti-Semitic conspiratorial comments, during popular morning show in Alpha TV by journalist Dimos Verykios.
  55. 12/01/2017: ANEL co-governing party’s politician (and ex-army officer) on refugees: “May they die in their tents”
  56. 11/01/2017: Mohammed Yousouf, a migrant from Pakistan gets bludgeoned with bats by 10-12 racists in Elefsina, Attica and gets detained due to lack of residence permit.
  57. 11/01/2017: Roma kids refused entry in the public hospital of Pyrgos.
  58. 09/01/2017: Lesvos hotel owners effectively refuse providing shelter to refugees and to cooperate with UNHCR.
  59. 05/01/2017: Racist conference targeting the Roma community in Pyrgos with participation of the Mayor, the local police chief and the manager of the local public hospital and article praising the conference.
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