Amnesty: Greece not meeting international rights standards for asylum seekers

Amnesty: Greece not meeting international rights standards for asylum seekers

[JURIST] Greece's handling of asylum seekers and immigrants includes incidents of human rights [JURIST news archive] abuses and discrimination, according to a new report from Amnesty International [advocacy website]. According to the report, titled Out of the Spotlight [full report], Greece has failed to meet international human rights standards in its asylum and immigration procedures, and people have reported incidents of shootings on the country's border and asylum-seekers being housed in metal containers. The report also said that the government's failures in this regard have created increasing intolerance and discrimination in the country, creating a climate of xenophobia. The Greek government responded that it opposed human rights violations completely. Amnesty has a news release on the report. BBC News has more.