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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