Monday, October 21, 2013

Roma Couple Ordered Jailed by Greek Authorities

"A Roma couple was ordered jailed on Monday over the alleged abduction of a child who was found during a police raid on an encampment in central Greece last week. The case has fueled speculation about human trafficking and illegal adoption rackets, and heightened scrutiny of Roma populations across Europe.

(...) "He said Maria’s case had “opened a Pandora’s box about what’s happening with the Roma and the exploitation of children in Greece but also in Europe.” He said there were no statistics to indicate how many children were victims of such rackets “because the authorities have not tackled the issue for fear of being accused of racism.” Roma Couple Ordered Jailed by Greek Authoritiesby Niki Kitsantonis and Dan Bilefsky, October 21, 2013 The New York Times