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Global Health
August 15, 2012

Attacks in Greece

JAMA. 2012;308(7):662. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.10483

Xenophobic attacks on migrants by vigilante gangs are increasing in Athens and others areas of Greece, but the police and judiciary systems have failed to adequately address the problem, a situation documented in a report by Human Rights Watch, Hate on the Streets: Xenophobic Violence in Greece (http://tinyurl.com /c7z6ejl). According to the group, the deep economic crisis in Europe has strained the systems that could help stem the violence.