Greece's Human Rights Issue

Greece's Human Rights Issue - Jeff Ackerman December 12,...

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Jeff Ackerman December 12, 2007 Greece’s Human Rights Issues Greece is a free country that grants its 11 million citizens the right to live under a constitutional republic with a multiparty parliamentary democracy. The country’s prime minister is elected with no discrimination by the people’s vote. Even though Greece is a free country, the government doesn’t always respect the rights of the people. In fact there have been reports of ethnic discrimination, religious persecution, unlawful searching and seizing of private property, and police brutality. Police brutality is usually geared towards illegal immigrants. After these immigrants are beaten, they are usually thrown in one of the many harsh prisons that are so overpopulated and poorly maintained that the jail cells themselves infringe on human rights. “As of September the Ministry of Justice reported that the total prison population was 10,114, while the official capacity of the prison system was 6,019 (historycentral).” Since an overwhelming quantity of Greece’s 11 million citizens are Greek
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Budd during the Winter '08 term at Fitchburg.

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