Europe’s top human rights watchdog on Friday urged Greek authorities to take action against the burgeoning wave of attacks against migrants in the country describing racist violence “a real threat to democracy.”
“Impunity for the rising number of racist crimes in Greece has to end,” Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said at the end of a five-day visit to Greece.
“The police, prosecutors and courts need to become fully acquainted with and give effect to existing anti-racism legislation… by which Greece is bound,” he added.
Between October 2011 and December 2012 more than 200 racist attacks were recorded by the racist violence recording network headed by the UNHCR and the National Commission for Human Rights.
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