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