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Norwegian photographer Knut Bry released on bail; arrested on Lesvos

Norwegian photographer Knut Bry who was detained last week at the island of Lesvos on espionage charges, was released from custody on Monday. The 75-year-old photographer was reportedly released on a 4,000-euro bail and on condition of informing Greek port and police authorities each time he arrives at – or …

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Police detains man over shooting and injuring a girl on Easter Sunday

Greek police has detained a 54-year-old man in connection with the stray bullet that seriously injured an 8-year-old girl on Easter Sunday. Police has found the gun the man processed illegally, while ballistic examination confirmed that the bullet was shot from this weapon. The man, a resident of Athens, was …

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Turkish state TV crew detained in Northern Greece

A crew of Turkish state TRT broadcaster was briefly detained in the city of Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, late Saturday. A cameraman, a reporter and a transportation officer were detained and held in a police station for three hours before they were released. The group had some test shootings in the …

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Greece police arrests 2 men in mob attack against Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris

Two people have been arrested as suspects participating in the attack against the mayor of  Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris.  The two are a 20- and a 36-year-old man who has been known to police for thefts, media report adding that police has identified another eight persons from the rich attack footage …

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UPD Two German journalists detained for entering military zone in Evros

Two German journalists were detained for entering a military restricted zone near the border village of Praggi close to the city of Didymoteicho. The journalists of state broadcaster ARD were detained by Greek military on Friday afternoon and were taken to police station of the city where they remain. The …

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UPD: Belgium seeks extradition of Algerian man arrested in Greece

UPDATE: Belgian authorities requested the extradition of a Algerian man who was among the detainees, Greek media reported Sunday evening. According to Euronews, Belgian authorities had said that there was no connection between the man and the mastermind of the foiled terror plot in Vervries, they later asked the Greeks …

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Recent cases of censorship create concern in democratic Greece

I didn’t know there was a legal term called “preventive censorship.” It looks as if there is or there could be. It was applied by a Greek judge to ban the broadcast of an investigative report into the recent migrant boat accident that cost the life of 3 women and …

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UPD Istanbul: Greek student detained on suspicion of “inciting protests”

Greek student Giorgos Iatridis was detained together with ten other foreigners on Tuesday night with charges of inciting the protests in Taksim Square in Istambul. According to his website Alexiptoto, Iatridis was living in Istanbul since October 2012. He is a post-degree student at Aristoteleio University in Thessaloniki and move …

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Davos Topless Protest – 3 Ukranian Women Detained

Three topless Ukrainian protesters, members of the Femen movement,  were detained Saturday while trying to break into an invitation-only gathering of international CEOs and political leaders to call attention to the needs of the world’s poor. Separately, demonstrators from the Occupy movement marched to the edge of the gathering. After …

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UPD: Famous Greek Journalist Detained for Tax Evasion

UPD: The trial has been set for May 2012, as the journalist told the court that he had already paid one installment of 15,000 euro. Further he said that the day he was detained he had visited the local tax office to arrange a regulation of his debt. (in.gr) Veteran journalist …

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Four EU parliamentarians detained by North Cyprus police

Turkish Cypriot police have detained two European parliamentarians for allegedly trespassing on a restricted military area in the breakaway north of ethnically split Cyprus, a Greek Cypriot member of the European Parliament said on Saturday. Polish parliamentarians Jaroslaw Leszek Walesa and Artur Zasada were told that they will remain in …

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