Greek Orthodox church on defensive after acid attack on bishops


The Greek Orthodox church has been put on the defensive after a priest was accused of an acid attack that injured 10 people, including seven senior bishops. Three bishops remained in hospital on Thursday, with one reportedly undergoing plastic surgery, while the suspect was due to appear before a public prosecutor. Two lawyers and a … Read more

Greek Orthodox priest held after acid attack puts bishops in hospital


Ten people, including seven senior Greek Orthodox bishops, have been hurt in an acid attack by a priest undergoing a disciplinary hearing in Athens, authorities have alleged. Three of the bishops were still in hospital following the attack late on Wednesday, while two lawyers were also being treated. A police officer at the scene, who … Read more

Hungary’s LGBT protests and Juneteenth Day: human rights this fortnight – in pictures


A protest outside the Independent Human Rights Commission, in Herat, Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans have worked as interpreters, security guards and contractors for US and Nato forces in the country in the past 20 years. Demonstrations were held across the country, with protesters demanding special visas and to be evacuated from the country, citing the … Read more