Refugee crisis: three women found dead in Greece

Three women attempting to reach Europe were found dead with their necks slashed close to the border of Turkey and Greece. The bodies of the women were discovered near the Greek village Pragi on Wednesday by a local farmer. The women were found 50 metres from the River Evros which extends along the land border

Greece: queer activist Zak Kostopoulos lynched to death in Athens

CW: descriptions of violence Queer activist and performer Zak Kostopoulos was beaten to death, allegedly following his attempted robbery of a jewellery store at Glastonos Street near Omonia Square in the centre of Athens. The incident happened in a bright day last Friday. Kostopoulos was a well-known queer and LGBTQ+ activist and drag performer who

Violent robberies and deportations of refugees in Greece’s Evros region

CW: graphic images and descriptions of violence and sexual assault. “When my 20-year-old son arrived in Greece, instead of being able to claim asylum, he was arrested by police, he had with him our family’s savings, 7,000 euros, and his Syrian passport — all were stolen from him. He was so badly beaten — he was hospitalised for a

Greek police arrest three activists for helping migrants enter the EU

Greek police have arrested Syrian swimmer Sara Mardini and two other activists on charges of smuggling migrants into Greece. All three are members of the Emergency Response Center International (ERCI) on Lesbos. ERCI is a Greek NGO providing emergency response and humanitarian aid. Mardini, together with German and Greek nationals, are accused of belonging to

The shambles of Moria 35 Trial

On 18th July 2017, 35 refugees in Moria camp on Lesvos were arrested. The arrests followed a two day protest involving a sit- in outside of the European Asylum Support Office inside the camp and a demonstration. The protesters were holding banners denouncing dehumanizing conditions in the camp, and calling for freedom of movement for

Greece: police raid three anarchist squats in Athens

At early hours of Monday, a coordinated police operation to clear out three anarchist squats in central Athens has resulted in arrests and evictions of the properties. The three raided squats are Gare, Zaimi in Exarcheia and Matrozou. Matrozou residents have put up a fight, and as a result, 12 people were arrested and are