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Posts in category Police Brutality

Probe Into Police Brutality

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Pictures posted on Facebook depict a Greek police officer allegedly kicking migrants and refugees at the Moria refugee settlement on Lesvos.

Riot Police Officer Found Guilty

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A riot police officer (MAT) has been found guilty of causing bodily harm to photojournalist Tatiana Bolari in 2011. The head of Greek photojournalists’ union Marios Lolos said that this was the first time that a riot police officer was being punished for violent behavior targeting a photojournalist. He said the issue of riot police attacks on photojournalists had […]

Serious Allegations Against Police

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The mayor of Keratsini Christos Vrettakos has made serious allegations against the police who broke up a peaceful demonstration to mark the anniversary of the murder of Pavlos Fysass. Via To Vima 30 undercover police officers dressed in black” acted as provocateurs and when protesters tried to stop them, riot police assaulted people without cause. Mr. Vrettakos stressed […]

Greece: Police Brutality

Greece: Police Brutality

This is a translation of an article posted on the KAR website in Greek. A first hand account by journalist Manolis Kipreos who was beaten by the police and is now deaf because of the attack in 2011. It was around 9 in the morning of June 15th when I arrived by train to Syntagma Square. I […]

Tourists Held and Beaten in Greece

Tourists Held and Beaten in Greece

Via the BBC   Greek police have stepped up efforts to catch illegal immigrants in recent months, launching a new operation to check the papers of people who look foreign. But tourists have also been picked up in the sweeps – and at least two have been badly beaten. When Korean backpacker Hyun Young Jung […]

Anti-Fascist Protesters Allege Torture By ...

Anti-Fascist Protesters Allege Torture By Police

Via The Guardian Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have said they were tortured in the Attica General Police Directorate (GADA) – the Athens equivalent of Scotland Yard – and subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation. Members of a […]

Police Violence in Greece

Police Violence in Greece

Amnesty International have just published a report on police violence in Greece. The report includes: Allegations of ill-treatment Policing of demonstrations Excessive use of force and other human rights violations during demonstrations Obstacles in identifying perpetrators during demonstrations Ill-treatment of individuals arrested on suspicion of criminal offences Ill-treatment of vulnerable groups Ill-treatment of migrants and […]

Police Chief Resigns

Police Chief Resigns

Via Kathimerini Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis yesterday sacked police chief Vassilis Tsiatouras, just a few hours after the “unacceptable” arrests of several members of a left-wing party and journalists during a police sweep in the central district of Exarchia on Wednesday night. “This behavior by police, who raided a venue where a book was […]

Another Suspicious Death

Another Suspicious Death

Via the Athens News TWO Afghan asylum seekers have filed a criminal suit against police officers at a detention centre in Elliniko, southern Athens, for allegedly torturing to death their 18-year-old brother on February 15. If proven, the charges could deal another major blow to Greece’s human rights record by underscoring the state’s alleged failure […]

No More… Again

No More… Again

Hussein Jahankir is dead. He was found in almost the same spot as another man (I have not been able to find his name) died a short while ago near the Aliens Bureau in Athens. [Aside: Can’t we change the name of this institution? How about the Registration Bureau? There are mixed up reports on […]

No More

No More

For all the victims of brutality and mistreatment at the hands of Greek police, coast guards and prison authorities… Alexis Grigoropoulos Another fifteen year old boy Fani-Yannula Petropoulou-Tsakiris Augustinos Dimitrios People in police custody Roma communities Photographers and bloggers Asylum seekers Children And this is just a quick list I pulled up quickly from my […]

YouTube Justice ?

YouTube Justice ?

From the Athens News A TOTAL of four Athens police officers could face disciplinary action for beating and humiliating two young men accused of mugging an elderly woman last year. The incident, which stoked up a national controversy, emerged in June when a five-minute video clip recorded on a mobile telephone surfaced on youtube.com (a […]