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Greece: Migrant Rights Defenders Face Charges

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Left: Panayote Dimitras. Right: Tommy Olsen. © 2019 EIN Secretariat – Agnes Ciccarone © 2015 Adam Rosser (Athens, January 26, 2023) – Greek authorities have brought unfounded charges against two migrants’ rights defenders, Panayote Dimitras and Tommy Olsen, linked to their peaceful activism, Human Rights Watch said today. The case is part of a wider pattern of prosecutions of activists working with migrants. The activists were charged by Greek judicial authorities on the island of Kos for “forming or joining for profit and by profession a criminal organization with…

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