03/01/2020: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά για αντισημιτικό βανδαλισμό Μνημείου Ολοκαυτώματος Τρικάλων

ΠΡΟΣ ΤΗ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ ΚΡΑΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ/Τ.Κ.Ζ.Α.Ρ.

3 Ιανουαρίου 2019


Κυρίες/Κύριοι,

 

Σας υποβάλλουμε άλλη μια μηνυτήρια αναφορά, κατ’ άρθρο 42 ΚΠΔ, στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος του Παρατηρητηρίου Ρατσιστικών Εγκλημάτων, για τον αντισημιτικό βανδαλισμό του κόσμου Μνημείου Ολοκαυτώματος των Τρικάλων (το οποίο εγκαινιάστηκε μόλις πέρυσι) η οποία συνέβη τη νύχτα της 31ης Δεκεμβρίου 2019 λιγότερο από μία μέρα μετά από τη βεβήλωση της Συναγωγής των Τρικάλων με το σύνθημα “Εβραϊκά φίδια έξω” για την οποία σας έχουμε καταθέσει ήδη μηνυτήρια αναφορά (01/01/2020: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά για αντισημιτική βεβήλωση Συναγωγής Τρικάλων). Σας παραθέτουμε τις φωτογραφίες που μας παραχώρησε η Ισραηλιτική Κοινότητα Τρικάλων και άρθρο με την ανακοίνωσή της.

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Επιθυμούμε να εκφράσουμε την θλίψη και την αγανάκτησή μας γιατί σε διάστημα δύο ημερών έτυχαν βανδαλισμού δύο ιεροί χώροι της Ισραηλιτικής  Κοινότητας Τρικάλων.

Ο  εξωτερικός χώρος της προσφάτως ανακαινισθείσας Ιεράς  Συναγωγής με αντισημιτικά συνθήματα  και το Μνημείο Ολοκαυτώματος για τους 139 Τρικαλινούς Εβραίους θύματα της Ναζιστικής θηριωδίας που εγκαινιάστηκε πέρυσι από το Δήμο Τρικκαίων , το Κεντρικό Ισραηλιτικό Συμβούλιο Ελλάδος και από την Ισραηλιτική Κοινότητα Τρικάλων που υπέστη σοβαρότατες ζημιές.

Ζητάμε από τους αρμόδιους φορείς τη σύλληψη των υπευθύνων και την παραπομπή τους στη Δικαιοσύνη, καθώς και την προστασία των ιερών μας χώρων ώστε να αποφευχθούν παρόμοιες πράξεις στο μέλλον.

Το Δ.Σ. της

Ισραηλιτικής Κοινότητας Τρικάλων


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Παναγιώτης Δημητράς
Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο των Συμφωνιών του Ελσίνκι
email: panayotedimitras@gmail.com
διεύθυνση: ΤΘ 60820 – 15304 Γλυκά Νερά

01/01/2020: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά για αντισημιτική βεβήλωση Συναγωγής Τρικάλων

ΠΡΟΣ ΤΗ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ ΚΡΑΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ/Τ.Κ.Ζ.Α.Ρ.

 

1 Ιανουαρίου 2020


Κυρίες/Κύριοι,


Σας υποβάλλουμε άλλη μια μηνυτήρια αναφορά, κατ’ άρθρο 42 ΚΠΔ, στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος του Παρατηρητηρίου Ρατσιστικών Εγκλημάτων, για την αντισημιτική βεβήλωση της Συναγωγής των Τρικάλων στις 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2019, με το σύνθημα “Εβραϊκά φίδια έξω”.

 

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Τούτες τις άγιες ημέρες για όλον το κόσμο, που το φως της αγάπης διαχέεται, κάποιοι εξακολουθούν να καλλιεργούν το μίσος κατά των Εβραίων!

Τα αισχρά και υβριστικά συνθήματα αντισημιτικού μίσους με τα οποία βεβηλώθηκε η ανακαινισμένη ιστορική συναγωγή των Τρικάλων προκαλούν μόνον αποτροπιασμό και βαθιά θλίψη.

Μας υπενθυμίζουν ότι το αυγό του φιδιού συνεχίζει να εκκολάπτεται στους κόλπους της κοινωνίας μας και ότι ο αγώνας για την καταπολέμηση του αντισημιτισμού πρέπει να είναι συνεχής και η επαγρύπνηση αδιάκοπη.

Καταδικάζουμε τη βέβηλη αυτή πράξη και καλούμε τις αρμόδιες Αρχές να λάβουν όλα τα απαραίτητα μέτρα για τη σύλληψη και τιμωρία των δραστών και για την προστασία των εβραϊκών χώρων της πόλης των Τρικάλων, η οποία έχει αποδείξει τη μηδενική ανοχή της στη μισαλλοδοξία και τον ρατσισμό.

Αθήνα, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2019

Κεντρικό Ισραηλιτικό Συμβούλιο Ελλάδος

 

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Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο των Συμφωνιών του Ελσίνκι
email: panayotedimitras@gmail.com
διεύθυνση: ΤΘ 60820 – 15304 Γλυκά Νερά

7 δίκες με αντιρατσιστικό νόμο τον Ιανουάριο 2020

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Επτά δίκες με τον αντιρατσιστικό νόμο είναι προγραμματισμένες για τον Ιανουάριο 2020. Αναλυτικές πληροφορίες υπάρχουν εδώ. Οι αντίστοιχες ποινικές διώξεις βασίστηκαν σε:

 

INACH Annual Report 2019 (with reference to Greek Helsinki Monitor)

Greek Helsinki Monitor - Ελληνικο Παρατηρητηριο των Συμφωνιων του Ελσινκι

 
Our Greek member, Greek Helsinki Monitor, mainly focused on launching criminal cases against extremists and other spreaders of cyber hate. Their biggest success is getting nine such cases to trial during 2019. These cases are the following:
 
· Against an extreme right newspaper for a front-page article with the title “Transvestite Parliament – Beat all ‘sissies’ – this abortion of a law [on civil unions] was voted by 148 ‘perverts.’”
 
· A former Foreign Minister who said in a television interview that “The only good Turk is a dead Turk. I believe it because I haven’t found a good Turk. They lack elementary knowledge. The Turk does not have a sense of the law.”
 
· At the time a member of the Political Committee of New Democracy who wrote in a…

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«Πολιτικοί και ΜΜΕ ευθύνονται για τη διάχυση ρατσιστικών απόψεων»: Συνέντευξη Παναγιώτη Δημητρά

Greek Helsinki Monitor - Ελληνικο Παρατηρητηριο των Συμφωνιων του Ελσινκι

Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για ereportaz«Πολιτικοί και ΜΜΕ ευθύνονται για τη διάχυση ρατσιστικών απόψεων»

«Πολιτικοί και ΜΜΕ ευθύνονται για τη διάχυση ρατσιστικών απόψεων»

Της Νατάσσας Βουδούρη

Σφοδρές αντιδράσεις και ερωτηματικά έχει προκαλέσει η μήνυση του Παναγιώτη Δημητρά, εκ μέρους του Ελληνικού Παρατηρητηρίου των Συμφωνιών του Ελσίνκι, στην «Κιβωτό του Κόσμου», για ρατσιστική συμπεριφορά. Ο κ. Δημητράς, αγωνιστής με πλούσια δράση, μίλησε αποκλειστικά στο ereportaz για τις ρατσιστικές απόψεις της χώρας μας, την ξενοφοβία και την νομική οδό που ακολουθεί στα θέματα αυτά.

1.Τι ακριβώς είναι το Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο των Συμφωνιών του Ελσίνκι; Που και πως δραστηριοποιείται εντός και εκτός Ελλάδας;

Η οργάνωση ιδρύθηκε το 1993 και δηλωμένος σκοπός της είναι «να παρακολουθεί, να δημοσιοποιεί, να ασκεί πίεση και να παρεμβαίνει για θέματα ανθρώπινων δικαιωμάτων και διακρίσεων στην Ελλάδα, και, περιστασιακά, στα Βαλκάνια». Επίσης, παρακολουθεί συντονισμένα τα ελληνικά και βαλκανικά μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης όσον αφορά ρατσιστικά, μισαλλόδοξα ή εθνικιστικά στερεότυπα μίσους. Το έργο της περιλαμβάνει, σε συνεργασία με άλλες…

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05/12/2019: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά για αντισημιτικά και ναζιστικά συνθήματα σε 4ο ΔΣ Ηλιούπολης

ΠΡΟΣ ΤΗ ΔΙΕΥΘΥΝΣΗ ΚΡΑΤΙΚΗΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ/Τ.Κ.Ζ.Α.Ρ.
 
5 Δεκεμβρίου 2019

Κυρίες/Κύριοι,
 

Σας υποβάλλουμε άλλη μια μηνυτήρια αναφορά,  κατ’ άρθρο 42 ΚΠΔ, στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος του Παρατηρητηρίου Ρατσιστικών Εγκλημάτων, για τα αντισημιτικά και ναζιστικά συνθήματα που κάποια άτομα έγραψαν μπροστά στο 4ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο της Ηλιούπολης στα οποία περιλαμβάνονται σβάστικες και το σύνθημα “κάψτε τους Εβραίους”.

https://archive.ph/tfrbU
4ο Δημοτικο Σχολειο Ηλιουπολης ” Συλλογος Γονεων & Κηδεμονων”

Φανατισμός, ασέβεια, ανοησία… Δεν υπάρχουν λόγια. Μακριά από τα σχολεία τέτοιες αντιλήψεις και τέτοια συμπεριφορά. Καλύπτουμε όσα μπορούμε και αναμένουμε την παρέμβαση του Δήμου, ο οποίος έχει ήδη ειδοποιηθεί για τη δράση των ανεγκέφαλων. Το σχολείο από τη σημερινή μέρα θα θυμάται τη ζαχαροπλαστική, το ποδόσφαιρο, τα εικαστικά, την παιδική δημιουργικότητα. ⚽️🏀🎨

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Ελληνικό Παρατηρητήριο των Συμφωνιών του Ελσίνκι
email: panayotedimitras@gmail.com
διεύθυνση: ΤΘ 60820 – 15304 Γλυκά Νερά

Prosecution of racist crimes in Greece 2015-2019

GREEK HELSINKI MONITOR (GHM)
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Prosecution of racist crimes in Greece 2015-2019:
Excerpt from a communication to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

19 October 2019

  1. New legislation for hate crimes

In 2014, Greece amended its anti-racism law 927/79 and contrary to its claims it decriminalized hate speech. This is an excerpt from GHM et al. submission to UN CERD in July 2016.

 Submission to UN CERD in 2016 on decriminalization of hate speech in 2014

It is astonishing that in its September 2015 report to CERD Greece misleadingly claims that “114. As explained in Greece’s previous reports, Law 927/1979 … criminalizes the expression in public, either orally or by the press or by written texts or through depictions or any other means, of offending ideas against any individual or group of individuals.” That was the content of old article 2 of Antiracism Law 927/79 penalizing hate speech against persons by virtue of their racial or ethnic origin or their religious affiliations. Such acts were prosecuted ex officio without the victims having to file a complaint. Victims could be any members of the ethnic or religious group offended. However, that Article was abolished with Law 4285/10-9-2014, a whole year before the report to CERD was submitted!

Moreover, during Greece’s review by the Human Rights Committee (HRCttee) in October 2015, the Greek delegation stated that victims of hate speech can alternatively now use the usual articles on libel and defamation with the addition of the new Article 81A of the Criminal Code on racist crimes. However, the crimes of libel and defamation cannot be prosecuted ex officio but victims have to file complaints which such vulnerable persons would rarely do, let alone that they have to pay court fees (of 150 euros) and engage lawyers. Only for complaints based on anti-racism Law 927/79 is there an exemption from such court fees, while free legal aid is available only for very poor persons.

Secondly, the articles on defamation and libel invoked punish such crimes if they are committed against individuals and not against groups of individuals, as there are no articles in the criminal code on group defamation or group libel. That means for example that if one insults another person who is a Rom saying “you dirty Gypo” the latter can file a complaint based on those articles. If however the offender said “I do not like all those dirty Gypos” there is no longer a crime to prosecute.

It should be taken into consideration that through 2015 there has been only one conviction under Law 927/79 that was upheld on appeal. It was based on old article 2 and the incriminating text was “Thank God, not even 1,500 Jews are left in Thessaloniki…” Such a text would not have reached even the indictment today as there is no individual libel or defamation in it. That case like 60+ other cases based on 927/79 had been taken to justice and litigated by Greek Helsinki Monitor.

Finally, it was unfortunate that the State claimed during its review by HRCttee that ECRI had welcomed the amended Law 927/29. Here is the crucial paragraph 4 of ECRI’s report published in January 2015:  “Article 1.1 of Law 927/1979 criminalises the intentional public incitement to acts or activities that may result in discrimination, hatred or violence against individuals or groups based on their racial, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. The creation or leadership of or participation in a group that promotes racism is banned by Article 1.4 of the law. While the law covers the recommendation contained in § 18 c of ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation (GPR) No. 7 on national legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination, which relates to racist threats, it does not address those in §§ 18 b, referring to insults and defamation, or 18 f, concerning the public dissemination, public distribution or production or storage of racist material[emphasis added].

The above information was included in a GHM/MRG-G/HUG/SOKADRE submission to HRCttee during Greece’s review on 19 October 2015, to counter Greece’s misleading claims. The attached ensuing related HRCttee concluding observation and recommendation shared the concerns of GHM/MRG-G/HUG/SOKADRE: CERD is requested to make a similar recommendation to Greece for the reintroduction of the prohibition and prosecution of of hate speech, also in line with CERD’s own 2009 recommendations.

[HRCttee on] Racism and xenophobia

13. While acknowledging efforts made by the State party to combat hate crimes, the Committee is concerned that the new Law 4285/2014 and the provisions introduced in the Penal Code may hinder investigations and prosecutions of racist hate crimes involving public insults and defamation against groups. The Committee is also concerned about continued reports of racist attacks and hate speech against migrants, refugees and Roma. The Committee notes with concern that cases of racism are underreported allegedly due to lack of trust in the authorities and the absence of an effective complaints mechanism. The Committee regrets that sanctions imposed are insufficient to discourage and prevent discrimination (arts. 2, 19, 20 and 26).

14. The State party should review its legislation with a view to ensuring that all advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred is prohibited by law, and that all cases of racially motivated violence are systematically investigated, that the perpetrators are prosecuted and punished, and that appropriate compensation is awarded to the victims. The State party should take effective measures to improve the reporting of hate crimes. Furthermore, the State party should strengthen its efforts to eradicate stereotypes and discrimination against migrants, refugees and Roma, inter alia, by conducting public awareness campaigns to promote tolerance and respect for diversity.

 Related concluding observations of UN CERD

On the basis of the material submitted by GHM et al UN CERD made the following observations:

Anti-racism legal framework

  1. While noting with appreciation the positive aspects incorporated in the new anti-racism law No. 4285/2014, the Committee remains concerned that the new law is not fully compliant with the requirements of article 4 of the Convention, particularly as it does not criminalize the dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority and does not provide for a procedure to declare illegal and prohibit racist organizations. The Committee is also concerned at the persistence in the State party of the political party Golden Dawn, to which the delegation referred in its opening statement as the most prominent racist organization, inspired directly by neo-Nazi ideas (art. 4).
  2. Recalling its general recommendations No. 7 (1985) and No. 15 (1993) relating to the implementation of article 4 of the Convention, the Committee recommends that the State party bring its anti-racism legal framework in full compliance with the requirements of article 4 of the Convention, and ensure its strict application. The State party should, inter alia, declare illegal and prohibit organizations that promote and incite racial discrimination, such as Golden Dawn, as previously recommended by the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

Implementation of anti-discrimination provisions

  1. The Committee welcomes the information provided on the increased application of the anti-racist legislation in the State party by law enforcement authorities and in courts. It, however, remains concerned at the still low invocation and application of anti-racism legal provisions and the low rate of convictions in courts (art. 2).
  2. The Committee recommends that the State party intensify its measures to strengthen the application of anti-racism provisions. To that end, the State party should:

(a) Increase the human, financial and technical resources allocated to law enforcement authorities entrusted with investigating hate and racial crimes, namely, the special prosecutors and special police units, and ensure these bodies’ outreach throughout the country;

(b) Undertake awareness-raising measures, including regular mandatory pre-service and in-service training, especially among the police, prosecutors, judiciary and lawyers, on the legal framework governing anti-discrimination and on the investigation of complaints of hate crimes.

Greece should therefore amend the related legislation along the lines recommended by the three highest expert bodies in the Council of Europe and the UN. As for “the still low invocation and application of anti-racism legal provisions and the low rate of convictions in courts” it is confirmed by the data Greece provided to CM-DH and even more the data GHM has available: both are analysed below.

  1. Data on prosecution of hate crimes

In its October 2019 Action report concerning the Sakir group of cases Greece provides data on complaints and prosecution of hate crimes that confirm UN CERD’s concern on “the still low invocation and application of anti-racism legal provisions and the low rate of convictions in courts.” In that data, Greece reports 2015-2017 368 complaints for alleged racist crimes, 127 criminal prosecutions, 19 convictions and 4 acquittals. It also reports an additional 421 complaints for 2018-2019 but fails to give any information on what happened to them. It also claims that in mid-2019 there were 220 court briefs with the ΡΒ (racist violence) signalization.

prosecution of hate crimes in greece 19-10-2019 table

GHM is the plaintiff in the vast majority of those cases, hence responsible for the “explosion” in the figures since 2017 and will provide an analysis here. The table above has police data for the whole country reported by Greece, and the “PB” court briefs with the Athens Prosecutor for Racist Crimes and then how many of them concern complaints filed by GHM. Obviously, there are scores of additional court briefs with Prosecutors outside Athens. Most result from GHM complaints first submitted to the Athens Prosecutor for Racist Crimes or to the specialized Attica Police Security Department for Combatting Racist Crimes, who transfer them to the Prosecutors outside Athens because they concerns acts in their areas. In the period from 2015 through mid-October 2019, GHM has filed complaints for 586 alleged racist crimes (482 in the table below with Athens Prosecutor for Racist Crimes “PB” signalization, and an additional 104 with different signalization in Athens or, mostly outside Athens). The vast majority of these complaints are still at the hands of prosecutors; some led to archiving and a few to referrals to trials. GHM is collecting a large number of related decisions to be able to document these trends.

We provide here indicative information on decisions to archive GHM complaints on alleged racist behavior issued by Greece’s supposedly most important anti-racism prosecutor accessed this week:

  • A 2018 article on criminality in Greece by a then Appeals Court Prosecutor and now Deputy Prosecutor at the Court of Cassation where he stated inter alia that “illegal immigrants and refugees constitute a population group with a high rate of serious criminality … Greece, with the armies of hordes of destitute aliens, tends to become not only a dump of human souls, but, worst of all, a dangerous arena of multifaceted and upgraded crime.” With Decision 2907/5-9-2019 the Athens Prosecutor for Racist Crimes (who is also the National Point of Contact of OSCE/ODIHR on Racist Crimes for Greece and has recently been promotes to Deputy Appeals Court Prosecutor) archived the GHM complaint as not racist arguing that the article is an analysis of the weaknesses of the criminal system in Greece, adding that the entry to Greece without proper procedures of the tens of thousands of foreigners is a crime of the competence of the first instance courts, even though not one prosecutor in such courts ever pressed such charged.
  • A 2018 post by a leader of a marginal “liberal” party claiming that “being a Muslim is a penal crime.” With Decision 2615/5-8-2019, the same prosecutor archived the GHM complaint as not racist but arguing that the post was a critical review of the principles of “Mahometanism” (term not used by the Muslims or the state in Greece…), with references to dogmas of that religion making its followers act in ways that constitute penal crimes like threat and constitution of criminal organization…
  • A 2018 speech by the Mayor of Asprpoyrgos, a Greater Athens suburb with a significant Roma population, who spoke of “the uncontrolled group of Roma that has been active in the region for several years cannot come to their senses… the daily behavior of this particular group, characterized by others as vulnerable, but whose racism against us we endure, while we are called racists, has continued to operate in our region for over 20 years.” With Decision 169/19-8-2019, the same prosecutor archived the GHM complaint as not racist arguing that the Mayor did not refer to the Roma as a whole but to those Roma who engage in criminal activity and in fact repeatedly over the years, a claim that GHM states is at least unfounded recalling that Greece has been convicted twice for anti-Roma behavior (including school segregation) in that particular city led by its then Mayor.

In all three cases, the persons against whom the complaints were submitted were NOT asked to provide explanations as usually happens with complaints: the supposedly specialized prosecutor took upon herself to argue on their behalf so as to archive the complaints.

More generally, Athens Prosecutors for Racist Crimes are prosecutors who are assigned that duty in addition to their other duties for one year and change year after year. During the one-year term of the aforementioned prosecutor (2018-2019), she archived several cases (including the three mentioned above) but did not refer anyone to trial. On the contrary, her predecessor (2017-2018) referred to trial in 2019 and 2020 the following nine cases:

  • An extreme right newspaper for a front page article with the title “Transvestite Parliament – Beat all ‘sissies’ – this abortion of a law [on civil unions] was voted by 148 ‘perverts.’”
  • A former Foreign Minister who said in a television interview that “The only good Turk is a dead Turk. I believe it because I haven’t found a good Turk. They lack elementary knowledge. The Turk does not have a sense of the law.”
  • An at the time member of the Political Committee of New Democracy who wrote in a post that “being gay, bi, and trans is a perversion and unnatural.”
  • The leader of a marginal left party who wrote a conspiracy theory article stating inter alia that “[arriving] illegal immigrants are suspects for terrorist acts” calling for a “general rebellion.”
  • An extreme right blog which published a hoax alleging that “Video shock: Pakistani fanatics declare jihad in Greece – small children are initiated in the use of weapons” – the video is from a school play in the celebration of a Pakistani national day.
  • An at the time Deputy Minister of Education who said in a speech before Parliament inter alia that “with patience and perseverance Jews secured the ownership of the Holocaust so as to claim their vindication.”
  • An extreme right columnist and an extreme right blog who published in front pages an article with the title “Parliament a Jewish Synagogue!!!” when a commemorative plaque for inter-war Greek Jewish MPs victims of the Holocaust was inaugurated in Parliament.

Moreover, in the information provided by Greece, detailed reference is made to two court judgments, both though involving GHM. Athens First Instance Court Judgment 1667/2018 concerns a Golden Dawn candidate who proffered on camera racist insults against Pakistani migrants. This was his conviction on appeal. In the first instance trial, two GHM lawyers had provided support for a Pakistani community leader as civil claimant. However, in the very end of that trial the civil claimant was thrown out as not personally offended. Athens Mixed Jury Appeals Court Judgment 286/2019 was the conviction on appeal of two Golden Dawn members who had killed a Pakistani migrant, where GHM spokesperson was involved as a witness in the first instance trial to explain racist motivation. However, and contrary to the claims of the government, the judgment did not include the racist motivation because (as expressly stated in p. 110) the previous related article 79.3 PC had been abolished while the new Article 81A PC called for harsher sentencing and thus could not be used. In any case, the CM-DH should know that the two defendants had been convicted to life in prison sentences at the first instance trial. On appeal, though, they were convicted to a reduced prison sentence of 21 years and 5 months, as the court recognized the mitigating circumstance of good behavior after the act. Moreover, they have since been set free after having stayed in prison for 6 years and 4 months, because of several measures allowing such release on parole! Finally, as to the claims of Greece that the parents of the victim were informed and travelled to Greece and testified, all that was done by a group of volunteer lawyers of the Jail Golden Dawn collective who bore all the expenses.

Regrettably, several prosecutors do not use Article 81A (now 82A) on racist motivation even in blatant racist cases. GHM referred in December 2018 to the Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation two examples. In November 2018, six persons were convicted (to light sentences up to 15 years that triggered a prosecutor’s appeal) for the brutal murder of an African American tourist in Zakynthos. Although GHM had asked during the pre-trial procedure that the charges include racist motive, this was not done. In December 2018, an asylum seeker from Bangladesh was badly beaten with an iron bar by a resident in Lesbos: the case was not assigned to the Prosecutor for Racist Crimes of Lesbos and the charges did not include racist motivation. In the same letter, GHM informed the Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation that the Athens Prosecutors for Racist Crimes does not have an office and changes very year; that who is the Piraeus Prosecutor for Racist Crimes is not known even by members of the secretariat of that Prosecutor’s Office when asked (by GHM) and that several court briefs on alleged racist crimes were assigned not to her but to all Piraeus Prosecutors; and that the same practice of assignment of complaints for racist crimes to various prosecutors occurs in the other 22 regional Prosecutor Offices despite the fact that in each one of them a Prosecutor for Racist Crimes is formally assigned that duty and all the 24 such names are in a Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation list. No wonder than that even Greece in its communication to CM-DH on the Sakir group of cases makes reference to the appointment of just five Prosecutors for Racist Crimes and not to the 24 appointed such Prosecutors!

Finally, the problem is not just with prosecutors but also with judges that acquit defendants for notorious racist articles; in some cases these defendants are supported by calls for acquittal by prominent persons including a former EU Ombudsman and several academics. From the “Islamophobia in Greece: National Report 2018” written by two academic researchers:

In May 2018, the trial of a well-known author who wrote an Islamophobic text after the attacks of November 2015 in Paris took place in Athens after a lawsuit of the Greek Helsinki Monitor. The trial was to take place initially during 2017 but it was postponed. According to the charges she went on trial for violating the anti-racist law (4285/2014) and some articles of the penal code and more particularly for public incitement of violence and hatred. It should be noted that the author was supported by other authors and journalists arguing either that she has the right of freedom of speech or that she said nothing wrong because Islam is indeed a problem and not a moderate religion. The court acquitted her on all charges, a decision that, on the one hand, was considered as a victory of freedom of speech and opinion, and, on the other, as a victory of racist and Islamophobic discourse. What was also interesting and publicly commented on was the oration of the public prosecutor in which she argued that “the opinions the accused expressed are similar to the views that passed through our minds after the attack in Bataclan [Paris, 2015]. Her text is just an expression of opinion and it is impossible to satisfy the burden of proof that a crime was committed”. As some argued, such an oration coming from a judge proves that Islamophobia runs deep in Greek society on many different levels -something that needs to be addressed.

GHM quotes here selected excerpts from the incriminating text: “Islam is not a religion like the other [religions], it is a political programme, it is an ideology of barbarisation… The militant Muslim is the person who beheads the infidel, while the moderate Muslim holds the feet of the victim.”

A few years ago the aforementioned self-professed Nazi, initially convicted at the first instance trial, was acquitted on appeal, which was subsequently confirmed by the Court of Cassation, of racism charges for his book “Jews – The whole truth” . Selected excerpts by the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece “I declare from the outset that I am a Nazi and a fascist, racist, anti-democratic and am an anti-Semite… That’s the only thing Jews understand: an execution squad within 24 hours… Ridding Europe of the Jews is necessary because Judaism poses a threat to the freedom of Nations… I constantly blame the German Nazis for not ridding our Europe of Jewish Zionism when it was in their power to do so… And now the time has come for us to call the Jew by the name he deserves…… He is the sub-human Jew!… It is the fault of the civilized world that tolerates the international parasites that are called Jews… the time for retaliation has come… My book, which you are now reading, is simple proof that we are not afraid of the Jews. We scorn them for their morality, their religion, and their acts, which together prove that they are sub-human… Mark my words. This time there will be no kind German Nazis to gather up the Jews and send them to Madagascar, but Knights of the White Apocalypse. I imagine them galloping, swords unsheathed, on golden steeds of death… Free yourselves from Jewish propaganda that deceives you with falsehoods about concentration camps, gas chambers, ‘ovens’ and other fairy tales about the pseudo-holocaust…” The trial was held following a GHM complaint.


Recommendations to the Committee of Ministers

The Committee of Ministers is requested to ask Greece to: 

  1. Amend anti-racism Law 927/79 so as to implement recommendations by ECRI, UN HRCttee and UN CERD to criminalize racist insults and defamation, and the public dissemination, public distribution or production or storage of racist material.
  1. Intensify its measures to strengthen the application of anti-racism provisions, including through regular mandatory pre-service and in-service training, especially among the police, prosecutors, judiciary and lawyers, on the legal framework governing anti-discrimination and on the investigation of complaints of hate crimes.
  1. Improve the data collection so that it reflects accurately the existing situation including an analysis by Prosecutor Offices and by nature of the charges pressed and of the crimes for which acquittals or convictions have been issued, as well as specify if they concern first instance judgments or are final upheld on appeal.
  1. Cooperate with civil society organizations that file complaints for alleged racist crimes both in data collection and with membership in related working groups or national commissions for human rights or against racism (Note: GHM is not a member in either).
  1. Request from the Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation to seek available remedies against archiving decisions or judgments that lead to non-prosecution or acquittals for manifestly evident racist crimes, as well as against the failure to invoke a racist motive when it is manifestly evident, even in convictions.
  1. Set a 2020 deadline for the submission of information regarding the implementation of the above recommendations, taking into consideration the anticipated ECRI contact visit in 2020 for the preparation of ECRI’s 6th cycle country monitoring report on Greece.

09/10/2019: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά κατά του Θάνου Τζήμερου για ευτελισμό του Ολοκαυτώματος

ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟ ΤΜΗΜΑ ΑΝΤΙΜΕΤΩΠΙΣΗΣ ΡΑΤΣΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΒΙΑΣ
 
9 Οκτωβρίου 2019

Κυρίες/Κύριοι,

Σας υποβάλλουμε άλλη μια μηνυτήρια αναφορά, στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος του Παρατηρητηρίου Ρατσιστικών Εγκλημάτων, κατά του Θάνου Τζήμερου, προέδρου του κόμματος “Δημιουργία Ξανά”, για ευτελισμό του Ολοκαυτώματος και των εγκλημάτων του ναζισμού σε tweet του από τις 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019.

Με όλα τα παραπάνω συνιστούν δημόσιο ευτελισμό “της σοβαρότητας … του Ολοκαυτώματος και των εγκλημάτων του ναζισμού” (άρθρο 2 Ν. 927/79) μέσω του διαδικτύου από αρχηγό πολιτικού κόμματος, άρα με τις προβλεπόμενες από το νόμο επιβαρυντικές συνθήκες.

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13/09/2019: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά κατά του Sin Boy για αντισημιτική ρητορική μίσους σε posts του στο Instagram

ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟ ΤΜΗΜΑ ΑΝΤΙΜΕΤΩΠΙΣΗΣ ΡΑΤΣΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΒΙΑΣ

 

13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019


Κυρίες/Κύριοι,

 

Σας υποβάλλουμε άλλη μια μηνυτήρια αναφορά, στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος του Παρατηρητηρίου Ρατσιστικών Εγκλημάτων, κατά του μουσικού Θεόδωρου Γκέκα γνωστού ως Sin Boy για αντισημιτική ρητορική μίσους σε posts του στο Instagram στις 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019, στα οποία αναπαρήγαγε παλιότερη αντισημιτική συνέντευξη του Στέλιου Καζαντζίδη (το σχετικό βίντεο εδώ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0noCD9aVsnc) αναπτύσσοντας σχετική θεωρία συνωμοσίας γύρω από δισκογραφικές εταιρείες που έχουν “συμφέροντα” εναντίον του και θεωρεί πως “δεν είναι ελληνικές” εννοώντας ότι ανήκουν σε Έλληνες Εβραίους:

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Γιατί ο Sin Boy πόσταρε συνέντευξη του Καζαντζίδη;

Συνεχίζει τις προκλητικές αναρτήσεις…

 

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11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019, 19:00

 

O ράπερ αρχικά ανακοίνωσε πως αλλάζει….όνομα!

«Όλους τους καλλιτέχνες με το δικό μου ταλέντο στο τέλος τους σκοτώνουν. Γι’ αυτό θα το αλλάξω σε Lil Jesus για να δώσω ελπίδα ότι υπάρχει καλλιτέχνης στην μουσική βιομηχανία που τα κατάφερε χωρίς να χρειαστεί να στερηθεί τη ζωή του»,

Επίσης μέσω InstagramStories ξέσπασε κατά των Illuminati και ανακοίνωσε πως ακυρώνει όλα τα live show του για τον Σεπτέμβριο!

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Αργότερα, προσβάλλοντας τη μνήμη του αδικοχαμένου τραγουδιστή, ο οποίος σκοτώθηκε σε τροχαίο, ο Sin Boy ανέβασε μία φωτογραφία του Παντελίδη και έγραψε: «Ο αλκοολικός που εντελώς κατά τύχη πέθανε, επειδή τράκαρε μεθυσμένος».

Μπορεί ο Sin Boy να είναι από τους πιο δημοφιλείς Έλληνες τραγουδιστές αυτήν την στιγμή, αλλά εξίσου δημοφιλής παραμένει και ο Παντελίδης οπότε, όπως ήταν επόμενο, το σχόλιο αυτό προκάλεσε την οργή των χρηστών του Διαδικτύου.

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Τώρα ο ράπερ ανήρτησε στο Instagram μια συνέντευξη του Στέλιου Καζαντζίδη στην οποία  ακούμε τον αείμνηστο καλλιτέχνη να λέει: «Ντρέπομαι που το λέω ντρέπομαι που τραγουδώ σε αυτή τη χώρα. Δεν είναι δυνατόν 5.000 τραγούδια μου, να κάνω ζάπινγκ τόσο καιρό και να μην ακούω ούτε ένα στίχο. Και όλα αυτά από μία Εβραία… Με πνίγει το δίκιο, φωνάζω. Γιατί να μη φωνάξω;»

Ο Sin Boy κάτω από το βίντεο έγραψε: «Kori tou matsa einai i Margarita . Afti p eixe ypograpsi o KAZATZIDIS , o PANTELIDIS kai egw . Den einai ELLINIKI ETERIA . An dn pistevete emena se osa lew pistepste ton Stelio Kazatzidi pou ton efage afti i poutana k o pateras tis opws fagan k tn PANTELIDI g ta simferoda ton evrewn . Den eisai monos sou Stelio eimai kai egw mazi sou kai oloi osoi exun pisti oti to kalo sto telos tha nikisi».

Δείτε εδώ την συνέντευξη του Καζαντζίδη:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2M6p0SCA0V/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=12&wp=498&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.in.gr&rp=%2F2019%2F09%2F11%2Flife%2Ffizz%2Fgiati-o-sin-boy-postare-synenteyksi-tou-kazantzidi%2F

Τι συμβαίνει τελικά;

 

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10/09/2019: Μηνυτήρια αναφορά κατά ΜΜΕ και blogs για αντισημιτική διασπορά ψευδών ειδήσεων

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10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019


Κυρίες/Κύριοι,

Σας υποβάλλουμε άλλη μια μηνυτήρια αναφορά, στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος του  Παρατηρητηρίου Ρατσιστικών Εγκλημάτων, για αντισημιτική διασπορά ψευδών ειδήσεων κατά των pronews.gr, difernews.gr, viral.tvstarnews.eu, skeftomasteellhnika.blogspot.com, fimes.gr, europost.gr, topics.gr, viralgreece.eu, dino.xerolasnews.eu και spicynews12.eu (φετινά δημοσιέυματα) και makeleio.gr, epixirimatias.gr, ksipnistere.com, olympia.gr, inewsgr.com, pentapostagma.gr, ellaniapili.blogspot.com, antipliroforisi.blogspot.nl και thesecretrealtruth.blogspot.com (παλιότερα αλλά ακόμα ενεργά στο διαδίκτυο δημοσιεύματα). Σας παραθέτουμε σχετικό άρθρο από τα “Ελληνικά hoaxes” που καταρρίπτει τον ισχυρισμό με ένα απλό google search τεκμηριώνοντας την προφανή δολιότητα και τις αντισημιτικές προθέσεις όλων των σχετικών “δημοσιογραφικών αποκαλύψεων”. Όλα τα παραπάνω συνιστούν δημόσια υποκίνηση μίσους μέσω του διαδικτύου. 

Ελληνικά hoaxes

https://archive.fo/8jofm

Δεν είναι αλήθεια πως οι Εβραίοι δεν αρρωσταίνουν από καρκίνο

5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2019
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ultraorthodox Jewish rally in Foley Square and march around Chinatown Manhattan NY, against the secularization and army service conscription for Haredi Jews in Israel. photo by Stefano Giovannini

Είναι αλήθεια πως οι Εβραίοι δεν αρρωσταίνουν από καρκίνο διότι ο Σιωνισμός ελέγχει τα φάρμακα;

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Στο pronews.gr πρόσφατα και παλιότερα στο makeleio.gr, epixirimatias.gr, ksipnistere.com, olympia.gr κτλ διαβάζουμε:

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Τι ισχύει

Με μια έρευνα στο διαδίκτυο, διαπιστώνουμε πως στο Ισραήλ καταγράφονται 283,2 περιστατικά καρκίνου ανά 100.000 κατοίκους. Ο αντίστοιχος αριθμός για την Ελλάδα είναι 163/100.000, αριθμός αισθητά μικρότερος. Όσον αφορά τη θνησιμότητα, τα νούμερα είναι 102,1/100.000 και 104,2/100.000 αντίστοιχα. Από μια έρευνα του Πανεπιστημίου της Χάιφα του Ισραήλ, πληροφορούμαστε ότι 28,077 ασθενείς διαγνώστηκαν με καρκίνο και ότι οι 10,287 πέθαναν εξαιτίας αυτού κατά το 2012. Σύμφωνα με έρευνα του Υπουργείου Υγείας του Ισραήλ, 61 στους 100 Άνδρες Ισραηλινούς και 67 στις 100 Γυναίκες Ισραηλινές κατάφεραν και επέζησαν από αυτή τη μάχη με τον καρκίνο.

Σύμφωνα με τους Times of Israel, ο καρκίνος είναι η πρώτη αιτία θανάτου στη χώρα, με τις καρδιακές παθήσεις να καταλαμβάνουν τη δεύτερη θέση. Σύμφωνα με σχετικά δεδομένα για το 2016, 43.966 κάτοικοι έχασαν τη ζωή τους: το 25,2% από καρκίνο (περίπου 11.000), το 14,6% από τις καρδιακές παθήσεις, το 5,8% από μολυσματικές ασθένειες, το 5,2% από διαβήτη και το 5,2% από τα εγκεφαλικά επεισόδια.

Τελος, τα θεραπευτικά πρωτόκολλα για τους καρκινοπαθείς στο Ισραήλ, δεν διαφέρουν από αυτά που ισχύουν στον υπόλοιπο πλανήτη και περιλαμβάνουν χειρουργείο, ακτινοθεραπείες, χημειοθεραπείες κτλ, όπως διαβάζουμε στην ιστοσελίδα ενός ιδιωτικού νοσοκομείου της χώρας.

Με βάση τα ανωτέρω, ο ισχυρισμός πως «οι Εβραίοι δεν αρρωσταίνουν από καρκίνο» καταρρίπτεται.

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