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Greece picking up the fight against hate crimes

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Greece is picking up efforts to fight hate crimes with the justice, migration policy and interior ministries agreeing on Wednesday to work closer together in fighting prejudiced motivated crimes.

The agreement also involves closer participation with the Health Ministry, the Supreme Court and social groups whose work is related to human rights.

Speaking at a conference on fighting hate crimes on Wednesday, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said that the “racist crime relates to all of us.” “It turns against democracy and against the core of human dignity. The intensity of a racial crime varies, it can be verbal abuse, a threat or physical harm,” said Kontonis.

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