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Posts tagged police brutality

Probe Into Police Brutality


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

Refugees Imprisoned Without Facilities

riot police on kos

To assist refugees? Riot police? No, they are being sent to assist the police on the island to control the desperate people who are trapped in a country that has NO organised refugee/asylum system.

Acquitted of Torture Convictions


Last week, two Greek coastguard who had been convicted of torturing a Moroccan man seeking asylum by a Naval court, were acquitted of all charges by an Athens Appeals court. The evidence of torture, which included a type of waterboarding and a mock execution, was confirmed by the Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims. The […]

Riot Police Officer Found Guilty


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

fysass memorial

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 […]

Human Rights Watch on Greece

Greece Migrants

Yesterday, Human Rights Watch issued its 52 page report on “Xenios Zeus”, the police operation aimed at cutting immigration in Greece. Following yesterday’s post Mostly Legal Immigration, I’ve posted the video made by HRW.

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 […]