CoE worried about rise of xenophobia

The Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, Nils Muiznieks, has expressed concern about the rise of “xenophobic and anti-migrant discourse” and attacks on human rights activists in Europe, particularly Greece.

“The situation in Greece is particularly worrisome as migrants have become targets of unacceptable, extreme violence, notably by members, including MPs, of the far-right party of Golden Dawn,” he said in a blog post yesterday. “Human rights defenders defending migrants are under threat.”

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