Greece: New anti-torture report highlights concerns about psychiatric establishments and treatment of foreign detainees

Today’s publication follows a nine-day visit to Greece carried out in April by a delegation of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

Parliamentary Assembly MP Petra de Sutter: International Migration Day has become an “inglorious day” for Europe

“The overcrowded hotspot facilities on the Greek islands are a crying shame,” declared the assembly’s General Rapporteur on conditions of reception of refugees and migrants. “Moria, the refugee camp on Lesbos, is not only a prison anymore. It has become a war zone where basic assistance and needs are not fulfilled.”

Greece: Human rights court makes €50,000 ruling in alleged government wiretapping death

The case concerned the investigation into the death of a phone operator employee, Costas Tsalikidis. He was found hanging in his apartment, the day before the Greek Government was informed that many of its members, including the Prime Minister, had had their mobile phones wiretapped.

Greece: Court makes ruling in migrant smuggler human rights complaint

According to judges, the excessive duration of the appeal proceedings did not result in a migrant smuggler serving a longer sentence than should have been the case.

Video: Thierno Diallo’s migrant’s story

Over five videos, Thierno Diallo reveals the violence, desperation and trauma that made him flee his native Guinea for a new life in Greece.