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Greece Activists Face Intimidation, Threats, Attacks (Eva Cossé, HRW)

hearing held last week between the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, and human rights defenders in Greece revealed the scale of the hostile environment civil society groups face working on migration in the country.

The nineteen testimonies from the hearing, made public on October 6, show a concerted effort by Greek authorities to delegitimize civil society groups’ work on migration and harass them and their workers through burdensome rules. Their actions raise serious concerns about the groups’ ability to operate in Greece.

Greece Activists Face Intimidation, Threats, Attacks | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)