Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Greek human rights activist accused of high treason

Panayotis Dimitras, head of the human rights organisation, Greek Helsiniki Monitor is facing possible charges of high treason and if convicted a life sentence for speaking out about minority rights in Greece.

See here for the rest of the story on NowPublic.com. Thanks to Devious Diva for putting out the word.

3 comments:

John23 said...

Why human rights is something that causes controversy???

SteWIE said...

Ωραιο το blog σου προφεσορα ...

Το ανακαλυψα απο ενα γαματο βιντεακι σου με το Wake up των RATM

Eric said...

Thank you for sharing this post. I had no idea that minority rights were so controversial in 21st century Greece.

Why has this incident attracted so little attention in the United States? Turkey has a horrible record on human rights - and people know about their abuses. I had assumed that Greece, as a member of the EU and all, would have to follow more modern democratic norms and respect basic human rights. What's up???