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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-18

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  • [01] Papandreou receives HRC president

  • [01] Papandreou receives HRC president

    Main opposition PASOK party leader George Papandreou received the President of the National Committee for the Rights of Man, Kostis Papaioannou, on Thursday who reminded that Papandreou had founded the Committee.

    Papandreou said on welcoming Papaioannou that "human rights are more timely than ever, for the lives of our fellow countrymen including, of course, their property as well, in a law-abiding country."

    Commenting on Immigrants Day on Thursday, Papandreou said that "we also have great shortcomings here as well, particularly in relation to the nationality of immigrants. We have reached 200,000, who in essence lack rights" and added that a great social problem exists since some consider immigrants as marginalised.

    "I believe that it is at the focus of our major political problems, as a country, when we deprive citizens of ours of rights, when they do not feel that their rights are being protected," he said.

    Replying to a remark by a Committee member that human rights Day "passed by in silence", Papandreou said that "it passed by in silence due to other furors."

    "I believe that in light of international developments and tensions that will be created by economic problems, the issue of human rights will be at the focus as a need for us to insist on civility and not violence," the PASOK leader also noted

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