Greeks fighting Eldorado allege human rights abuses by police (MAC)

Article–posted at Mines and Communities (MAC)–detailing Amnesty International’s concerns about treatment of communities near Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold’s mining interests in Northern Greece.

[From the article:]

Amnesty International calls on the Greek authorities to conduct prompt, impartial and effective investigations into allegations of human rights violations by police in the village of Ierissos in Chalkidiki (Northern Greece) during the past month.

Among the allegations are that chemical irritants were used by police against protesters in Ierissos in an unnecessary or disproportionate fashion causing injury, that DNA samples were collected from residents in an inappropriate manner, and persons questioned by the police, apparently on suspicion of possible involvement in an arson attack on the work site of the mining company Hellas Gold, were denied access to a lawyer before or during questioning… For the full article posted on Mines and Communities, click here.

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