Human Rights

The refusal of the police authorities to respond

The Racist Violence Recording Network was set up in 2011 by the UNHCR and 23 Greek NGOs to record racist violence in Greece. For the police, racist violence doesn’t exist. There are no numbers because there are no records of crimes motivated by racism. The annual report for 2012 was published yesterday. It starts by […]

Refugees on Hunger Strike in Greek Detention Centres

The “Deport Racism Movement” reports: “Hundreds of immigrants and refugees are on hunger strike at the Amygdaleza and other detention camps in the country demanding their release” They say detainees in the euphemistically named ‘closed hospitality centres’, set up and run with funds by the European Union and Greece, are subjected “to abuse and mocking […]

3 weeks to go! Are you participating in the distribution?

Into the Fire will be an experiment in distribution. You have probably heard of crowd funding. Projects get funded by a lot of people who give a little money to make it happen. We are crowd sourcing our distribution: A lot of people will be releasing Into the Fire together with us. On 21st April […]

4 weeks to go: Online release set for 21st April!

We will release Into the Fire – The Hidden Victims of Austerity in Greece in four weeks time. For this release we are trying something new. The plan is to make the film available for free, so online communities can take the role of a conventional broadcaster or distributor. The audience will be our distribution network. […]

Petitioning the Greek government

The European Campaign for Human Rights in Afghanistan has started a petition on Change.org, asking the Greek government to “[i]mprove the situation for refugees in Greece who are living in destitution”. To: the Greek government Petition: Thousands of Afghans flee their homes in Afghanistan and arrive in Greece each year for many different reasons such […]

Human Rights Reports on Detention Conditions in Greece up to May 2012

Various organisations have published reports on the detention conditions in Greece. In a report from July 2010, titled Greece: IRREGULAR MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM-SEEKERS ROUTINELY DETAINED IN SUBSTANDARD CONDITIONS, Amnesty International wrote: Amnesty International’s research over the last year has led to the conclusion that asylum-seekers and irregular migrants in Greece are detained as a matter […]