The presser about racist attacks in #Greece 23 October 2012

On 23 October 2012, the Network for Recording of Incidents of Racist Violence held a press conference to present its findings in its second year of operation. The video of the full press conference (in Greek) is available here: http://www.unhcr.gr/ypati-armosteia-toy-oie-gia-toys-prosfyges/synenteyxi-typoy-live.html The findings of the Network (in English) can be found here: http://1againstracism.gr/%CE%B1%CF%80%CE%BF%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%AD%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%82-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CF%86%CE%AE%CF%82-%CF%80%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%B9%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B1/
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Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece Press conference of the Network Against Racism about to start. The room is full & overflowing. #rbnews

23/10/2012 17:09:50 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism is on. Starts with a video projection, will post link when uploaded.

23/10/2012 17:20:21 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#rbnews Presser against racism: head of UNHCR #Greece: "there are those who carry out racist attacks & those who tolerate & encourage them"

23/10/2012 17:25:29 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Quote in previous tweet from the video shown at Presser against racism.

23/10/2012 17:26:08 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Network started documenting racist attacks abt a year ago, little concern from public then.

23/10/2012 17:27:35 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Now ppl are aware that racist attacks are a daily occurrence.

23/10/2012 17:28:15 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Increase in number of attacks is clearly linked to the rise of Golden Dawn.

23/10/2012 17:28:51 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Number of registered/documented attacks is obviously less than actual attacks, ppl fear reporting.

23/10/2012 17:30:13 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Not a single perpetrator of racist attacks was arrested or otherwise punished.

23/10/2012 17:30:54 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Head of UNHCR speaking now.

23/10/2012 17:32:15 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: at end of 2011 official state stats spoke of 1-2 racist attacks, progress in awareness.

23/10/2012 17:33:35 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: better acknowledgement by authorities that issue of racism & attacks is not properly addressed.

23/10/2012 17:34:36 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Gov acknowledgement is good but no progress in enforcing measures against racism.

23/10/2012 17:35:41 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: 87 cases registered by network, took place in public spaces, involve severe wounds.

23/10/2012 17:37:34 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Most attacks against male migrants of colour, most in downtown Athens.

23/10/2012 17:38:08 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Victims' testimony shows involvement of far-right groups with a level of coordination, not random.

23/10/2012 17:39:42 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Victims have identified attackers who belong to Golden Dawn (insignia or known members)

23/10/2012 17:40:23 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Attackers are increasingly violent & well-armed.

23/10/2012 17:40:51 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: In 15 cases victims report police was involved in the racist attack.

23/10/2012 17:41:28 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Also 11 cases where victim was arrested for not having papers, no action against perpetrator.

23/10/2012 17:42:13 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Also cases where police refused to take depositions from victims.

23/10/2012 17:42:38 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: This shows that so far perpetrators of racist attack benefit from total impunity.

23/10/2012 17:43:19 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: The role of those who tolerate racism & look the other way must be emphasized.

23/10/2012 17:44:54 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: Head of UNHCR: "this is a return to barbarism, violence against migrants is just the beginning"

23/10/2012 17:45:53 WIB
Theodora Oikonomides @IrateGreek

#Greece #rbnews Presser against racism: next speaker is K. Papaioannou from Natl Commission for Human Rights.

23/10/2012 17:46:52 WIB
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