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Calls for femicide to become separate crime in Greece mount as two more women killed

‘It has to be recognised as a term and as a crime’, says government opposition, after unprecedented number of women murdered by partners

The Greek government has come under growing pressure to introduce femicide as an offence in the country’s penal code amid outrage over the growing and unprecedented number of women being brutally murdered by their partners.

Two women were murdered by their husbands within five days last week, bringing the death toll to 17 since January, according to state-run television. Both men allegedly told police that they had killed their wives out of fear that they would leave them.

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