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Report: Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

Report: Crisis stoking anti-migrant bias in Europe

A top human rights group is warning that the plight of refugees and migrants fleeing wars and economic hardship is worsening in Europe as financial turmoil and austerity stokes bias against foreigners.
In its annual global report on human rights, Amnesty International points to Greece's tough new immigration laws and Italy's deportation of asylum seekers to countries where they are at risk of abuse. The report was released Wednesday.
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty says Amnesty has documented serious problems "in Greece and Italy, where the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers has really been disgraceful.
He blames tough economic times for anti-foreigner attitudes.
The 313-page report covering 153 countries and territories also criticizes international inaction on Syria's civil war.


Updated : 2020-12-05 20:07 GMT+08:00