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Supreme Court orders immediate arrest of MPs releasing illegaly acquired footage

Supreme Court prosecutor Euterpi Koutzamani instructed Greece’s prosecutors to proceed to immediate arrest of members of the Parliament if they publish footage that was illegally obtained. Kotzamani’s instructions on Monday come amid claims by Golden Dawn MPs that they had more videotaped conversations with MPs from government and opposition parties. …

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UPD: Greece offers reward of €4million for the arrest of at least 3 fugitive terrorists

UPDATE: With a joint ministerial decision issued on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister for Public Order, Nikos Dendias, and deputy Finance Minister, Christos Staikouras offer reward of four million euro in total for the arrest of fugitives Christodoulos Xiros, Nikos Maziotis, Panagiota Roupa as well as of the unidentified assailants of …

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“War” between SYRIZA and Public Order Minister over Terrorism

A new round of angry dispute broke out between main opposition party SYRIZA and the Minister for Citizen Protection and Public Order, Nikos Dendias (Nea Dimocratia), when the latter brought up new allegations linking the left-wing party with phenomena of a smooth form of terrorism. During a meeting of the parliamentary committee …

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Athens: 140 squatters detained over Villa Amalia, protesters occupy gov’t party offices

The day started with an operation of riot police detaining 101 anti-authoritarians who had re-occupied the building called “Villa Amalia” in downtown Athens. While the building was under police guarding,  occupiers were divided in two groups: one group distracted police’ attention, while the other broke the padlocks and entered the …

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Greek Gov’t Considers to Outlaw Golden Dawn?

Greece’s political world seems to see the necessity to take action against extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) after months of provocative and challenging actions by GD-MPs and party members. With some of these actions to be brought to justice. Evangelos Venizelos, constitutional law professor and leader of coalition government partner …

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Public Order Minister Presents Parliament with Suspected Golden Dawn Crimes

Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias on Tuesday presented Parliament with a list of violent and criminal acts that have been attributed to deputies and officials of the ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn in police reports from around the country. The lengthy document was submitted to the House following calls for an …

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State NET-TV Presenters Censored for Criticizing Public Order Minister Over Guardian Torture-Report

A case of censorship in Greek state broadcaster ERT/NET. Kostas Arvanitis and Marilena Katsimi, presenters of news-magazine “Morning Information” on NET TV were removed from the magazine due to comments on Minister of Citizen Protection Nikos Dendias over the Guardian-Dendias conflict. Nikos Dendias had threatened to sue  British newspaper The Guardian …

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Chrysi Avgi Raids On Street Vendors Shock And Spark Outcry

The raiding incidents against foreigners are shocking – especially when they are led by elected members of the Greek Parliament. Men in black raid the stands of foreign street vendors, no police is around to hinder them. They do it once, twice, a third time maybe… The incidents cause uproar, …

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Greece to Use Water Instead of Teargas Against Rioters

“Tear gas has exhausted its effectiveness, we’re thinking to use water against rioters,” Greek Minister of Citizen protection Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday. Speaking to Real FM, Dendias described the use of water as an “attempt by the Greek police to focus on more modern ways.” As the autumn is expected to …

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