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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: New Report Blasts Greek Treatment of Migrants

World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, society, world, UnitedNations, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights )

- 2010 days ago -
Greece's treatment of migrants and asylum seekers is so appalling that it has become a humanitarian crisis, Amnesty International charges in a new report. It cites squalid conditions at refugee facilities and authorities who are doing little to combat the

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John B (185)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:16 pm
Thanks cal for the link to the article. The fact that the info is the 'Tip of the Iceberg' is just very scary and shameful. Read and noted.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:23 pm
you should know better

Ellen m (215)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:47 am
Not surprisingly the majority of those seeking asylum are a little to busy trying to save their lives toread up on the best flight route to use.
But Greece needs to honor conventions and not revictimize those seeking help, no matter how bad the country's financial situation is.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:21 am
Wonder why they don't head south.

Robert O (12)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 10:30 am
Thanks Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:18 am
Thanks for posting this.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:15 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:36 pm
I'm sure this is why Nostradamus named the 3rd anti christ in ancient greek, mabus. It means, Mr. Bush. I heard that parents were so poor they were giving up their kids to the state.
The world economy isn't done collapsing yet. Hyper inflation is coming within a year. Got gold? Food?

BBC News - The Greek parents too poor to care for their children
Greece's financial crisis has made some families so desperate they are giving up the most precious thing of all - their children. "Over the last year we have hundreds of cases of parents who want to leave their children with us - they know us and trust us," Father Antonios says. More results

Veronique L (209)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:33 am
Thanks for sharing Cal!

Les M (3)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:22 am
the NGO's have no real authority. perhaps if the greek citizens raise their voices, the gov't will listen.

. (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 11:05 am
Treating people as less than human cannot be excused. As a culture,Greeks are not people who you could describe as violent, dangerous, or even mean spirited.
Taking into account the thousands of potential Syrian immigrants they turned away last year, Greece's economy simply can not afford them. The Greek government and society is at the breaking point as immigrants appear to keep coming from every part of the world.
Greece is trying to keep its own head above water; I can well understand their frustration, even anger at those who seek Greek citizenship., when their own people don't have jobs.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:31 pm
I ask why Greece accepted migrants and those seeking asylum in the first place. Greece can't provide it's own citizens.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 2:03 pm
I wondered that too, Gloria.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 4:33 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:46 pm
Thanks Cal

Hans V (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 6:20 pm
The majority of those migrants are illegal. They should go to countries that are close to their own countries, instead of flooding Greece and the rest of western Europe. If someone enters your home illegally and starts living there, would anyone in his right mind accept that???

Billie C (2)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:18 pm
greece can't afford their own people why should they be forced to take on others? they are being flooded with illegals. if the rest of the world is so worried about it let them take the illegals and support them.
they should be taking care of their citizens first.

Monday December 24, 2012, 4:24 am
Greece is bankrupt and cannot cope with its own poor. Greece did not create the internecine strife that is so much of the character of the countries from whence these economic migrants hail. It is way past time for dysfunctional countries in Africa and the Middle East to put their houses in order by limiting birth-rate, supporting non-corrupt leaders and start taking personal responsibility for their mess.

bob m (32)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:01 pm
SAY NO And mean it Greece.. the soft invasion tomorrow turns hard.
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