Greece does not recognise communist regime crimes

18 August 2017
437 Views

The Greek government declined to take part in an international conference that denounces crimes committed by communist regimes.

The Greek Minister of Justice, Stavros Kontonis sent a statement in response to an invitation by the Estonian Presidency, which is organising the conference differentiating the ideologies of communism and Nazism.

“Nazism and communism are not the same parts of the same equation”, the announcement read. The statement claimed communism was the fountain of many democratic and liberation movements.

In the 2008 Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism it was stated that crimes committed under communism were often crimes against humanity, according to the definition developed in the Nuremberg Trials, and that the crimes committed under communism and Nazism were comparable.

The highest death tolls that have been documented in communist states occurred in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, in the People’s Republic of China under Mao Zedong, and in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.

The estimates of the number of non-combatants killed by these three regimes alone range from 21-70 million.

You may be interested

Merkel: I hope we take final step with Greek programme on Thursday
POLITICS
shares6 views
POLITICS
shares6 views

Merkel: I hope we take final step with Greek programme on Thursday

makis - Jun 19, 2018

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel expressed hope that the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday would be the last step for the Greek…

Mykonos! The island where some bread slices cost 28 euros!
GREECE
shares10 views
GREECE
shares10 views

Mykonos! The island where some bread slices cost 28 euros!

makis - Jun 19, 2018

A Spanish bakery claims to sell the world’s most expensive bread in the world at €106 a loaf. OK, that…

U.S Embassy in Athens strongly condemns furlough to terrorist Koufontinas
GREECE
shares13 views
GREECE
shares13 views

U.S Embassy in Athens strongly condemns furlough to terrorist Koufontinas

makis - Jun 19, 2018

The U.S Embassy in Athens issued a press release condemning the granting of a 48-hour furlough to November 17th convicted…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.