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Greece must halt mass police crackdown on 'irregular migrants'

Headline Title:  Greece must halt police crackdown on 'irregular migrants' 08 August 2012 The Greek authorities must halt a mass police crackdown on "irregular migrants" and allow for effective access to asylum-seeking procedures to those in need of international protection Amnesty International said today following reports that more than 7,500 foreign nationals have been arrested in Athens since last Thursday.A large number of those arrested were reported to be of Asian, African and North African origin. Many have since been released because they were found to be legally…

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