In Greece, a String of Killings Pushes Domestic Abuse Into the Spotlight


ATHENS — One woman was suffocated, her body found next to her baby. Another was pushed off a cliff. Yet another was stabbed 23 times.

The highly publicized and horrific killings, along with a steep rise in domestic violence cases in Greece in the past year, have pushed partner-on-partner violence into the spotlight in a country where such abuse has long been whispered about but rarely publicly discussed.

“For decades, the Greek justice system showed leniency to abusers citing ‘crimes of…



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