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Greek coast guards ‘catch’ boat with weapons heading to Turkey

Greek coastal guards and anti-terror units arrested four suspects allegedly carrying weapons to Turkey. In the early morning of Tuesday, coastal guards halted a seven-meter rubber boat sailing between the islands of Chios and Oinousses, just a couple of nautical miles away form the Turkish coast southern of Izmir. The …

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Greek police arrests personnel of shutdown ERT

Greek police arrested seven technicians and one journalist who attempted to restore the shutdown public broadcaster ERT on air. A group of former ERT personnel and supporters from opposition parties moved to Mount Hymettus in Eastern Athens and allegedly tried to switch the transmitter back on. Hymettus protest banner “ERT …

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Greek police releases shocking pictures of robbers before …photoshop

Greek police published new pictures of the armed robbers of Velvento banks heist apparently to show that they were beaten during their arrests and not later during transport or interrogation. The pictures uploaded on Greek police website Friday afternoon, have also the digital data of the exact time when the …

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Police arrests businessman owing the state 54 million euro

Greek police arrested a 70-year-old man for owing the state whole 53,392,394.73 euro. The man was had a business dealing with items for photography and was arrested in Voula suburb of southern Athens on Tuesday. According to police news bulletin, also seven other people were arrested in several suburbs of …

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AI “Greek authorities cannot Photoshop their problems away

Amnesty International called on Greek authorities to investigate the accusations of torture of the four bank robbers also suspected of terrorism. Criticizing the publishing of the arrested’s  pictures after being altered with digital means, AI stressed that problems of police abuse cannot be photoshopped away.  “The Greek authorities cannot just Photoshop their problems …

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Greek Public Order Min: Photoshop on suspects’ pictures neccessary for recognition by the public

The turmoil over the alleged torture of the four young men arrested for bank robbery and links to terrorism and the photoshoped pictures continues on Monday. While the prosecutor ordered an investigation over the torture allegations of the men’s parents and lawyers,  Minister of Citizen protection & Public Order, Nikos Dendias, justified …

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Thessaloniki: Riot Police Ends Occupation at University

Short after 4 o’ clock in the morning, strong police forces entered the building of Aristotelio University in Thessaloniki and ended the occupation of contractor workers. Police operation lasted only 10 minutes and ended with the arrest of eleven workers who did not resist. Video: The workers have been occupying the …

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Greek Police Arrests Man, 27, for Blaspheming a Monk on Facebook

Greek police arrested a 27-year-old Greek on charges of “malicious blasphemy and insutlting of religion” through Facebook. The arrest came “after thousands of e-complains from residents of different countries of the world”, so the police press release. The 27-year-old had created a page on Facebook named “Geron Pastitsios” (Elder Pastitsios), an …

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Athens Riots: Looters On Video; Police Responsibility

 Athens, Feb 12, 2012: For about 10 minutes, some 10-15 looters try to breach the shutters of  a shop selling mobile phones in downtown Athens. Some of the looters wear hoods, some do not. While they are busy with their looting attempt,  there is not even a sign of police around. The …

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