Migrant fruit pickers win European court case against Greece
A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh have won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages.
The Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in favor of 42 Bangladeshi nationals, and ordered the Greek state to pay them damages of 12,000-16,000 euros ($13,000-$17,000) each for having “failed in its obligations to prevent the situation of human trafficking, to protect the victims.”
The 2013 incident occurred near the southern Greek town of Manolada, 260 kilometers (160 miles) west of Athens, when more than 20 migrant strawberry pickers were shot and wounded by foremen after demanding delayed pay.
The shootings were widely publicized, highlighting the frequent mistreatment of migrant workers in Greek farming jobs.
You may be interested
First crematorium in Greece to be up & running in 2019makis - Mar 23, 2018
The construction of Thessaloniki’s first crematorium is well underway at the First Municipal Cemetery in Thermi. On Wednesday during a…
France siege: Trebes supermarket hostage-taker who killed three is shot dead by policemakis - Mar 23, 2018
An armed supermarket hostage-taker who claimed allegiance to Islamic State has been shot dead by police after killing three people…
Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias in FYROM: We believe in an honest compromisemakis - Mar 23, 2018
“We believe in an honest compromise that both sides have to gain from. There will be no loser. You can…