NGO umbrella group condemns self-proclaimed ‘militia’ groups

[InTime News]

An umbrella group comprising 55 non-governmental organizations and civil society bodies across Greece has condemned recent incidents involving civilian self-proclaimed "militia" groups engaging in unlawful acts of violence against refugees and migrants.

In an "alarming incident" in the Evros region, "citizens appeared to threaten and illegally detain a group of migrants and refugees inside a trailer, while using racist and derogatory language and inciting similar acts of violence," the Racist Violence Recording Network said, in statement issued through the UNHCR in Greece.

"The incident came to light through a relevant video and subsequent articles, which triggered numerous racist comments. These events coincide with the tragic news of discovering dead people, reportedly refugees and migrants, in the Evros region due to the fires."

The network said it was...

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