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MRG condemns attack on leading Greek human rights defender

1 May 2005

MRG deplores the recent attack against Chairperson of Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), Gregory Vallianatos. Mr Vallianatos, Greece’s best known gay rights and human rights activist, was allegedly repeatedly punched in the head during a homophobic attack, which took place in a public square in broad daylight, by a well known lawyer. MRG strongly supports GHM in its call upon the Greek authorities to fully investigate and take firm action against perpetrators of such attacks, and to ensure, in legislation and in practice, that such actions are appropriately punished according to international standards of law. Click to visit the website of the Greek Helsinki Monitor.