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Police officer suspended, 4 under probe for mistreating elderly migrant in Moria

Internal administrative investigation against four policemen had been launched for the incident in Moria camp, Greek Police announced Saturday afternoon. Ανακοίνωση σχετικά με εντολή διενέργειας Ε.Δ.Ε. σε βάρος τεσσάρων αστυνομικών για περιστατικό στο ΚΥΤ Μόριας Λέσβου, ανάκληση στις Υπηρεσίες τους & θέση σε διαθεσιμότητα ενός εξ΄ αυτών ▶https://t.co/UbhMMSPhNT — Ελληνική …

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Forensics mystery: Zak Kostopoulos DNA found on “his” knife but no fingerprints

Forensic examination has reportedly found traces of DNA of Zak Kostopoulos on “his” knife but not his fingerprints. “The fingerprints are insufficient and not identifiable,” media report on Tuesday citing police sources. “The knife’s size was too small,” media write citing police lab technicians. Therefore the identification of the partial …

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Zak Kostopoulos: Policemen under investigation after new video

LGBT rights activist Zak Kostopoulos may had managed to escape the worst from the fierce kicks by a jeweler and his friend last Friday, but he did not escape further abuse in the hands of policemen. The Ministry of Public Order and the Greek Police ordered on Friday disciplinary investigation …

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Cyprus on high alert after two school boys go missing. Have you seen them?

Police in Cyprus went on high alert on Tuesday morning after two boys went missing from an elementary school in Larnaca. There are fear that the boys have fallen victim of abduction. Massive police operation with roadblocks and helicopters underway. Two boys, both 11 years old, have gone missing from …

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Independent investigators question role of police during Fyssas’ murder (video ENG)

Forensic Architecture has presented the results of its investigation into the murder of antifascist activist and rapper Pavlos Fyssas. He was stabbed to death on 18 Sep 2013 by a member of Golden Dawn on a street of Keratsini suburb of Piraeus. Forensic Architecture was commissioned by Fyssas’ family and …

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Police arrests smuggler with Aphrodite statue stolen from Santorini Museum

Greek authorities have arrested an antiquities smuggler who was about to sell a 2,000-year-old marble statue of  ancient goddess of love Aphrodite and other antiquities stolen from the Museum of Santorini island. Police arrested the 43-year-old Greek in the seaside town of Loutraki in the Gulf of Corinth on Tuesday …

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Corfu police fines man with €30K for pouring petroleum oil on dog

Police on the island of Corfu confirmed it has imposed an administrative fine of 30,000 euros to a man who poured petroleum oil on a dog, tied him at a power column and left the animal under the sun for several hours. The 62-year-old man claimed he poured the fuel …

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Three foreigners arrested for murder of student in Philopappou Hill

Greek police arrested two nationals of Pakistan and one of Iraq for the murder of 25-year-old Nikos Moustakas at Philopappou Hill next to Acropolis last week. The Pakistanis aged 17 and 28 were arrested at Idomeni border crossing as they were trying to flee Greece for FYROM Thursday noon. The  …

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Zakynthos authorities dismiss UK teens claims “hospitalized with booze poisoning”

Claims by young British tourists that they were massively poisoned by methanol-laced alcohol and were hospitalized are “fake news” authorities on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) told Greek media on Monday. Although aware of some problems with tourism on the island, locals speak of defamation attempts. “This is a lie, …

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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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Thessaloniki lawyers on strike over police brutality against colleague

Lawyers in Thessaloniki will abstain from their duties in the city’s courts on Monday, July 9th 2018, to protest an assault incident by a policeman against one of their colleagues. The incident took place on June 29. A policeman reportedly grabbed a female lawyer from the arm and dragged her …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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