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Volos: Homeless surrenders to police seeking shelter from the icy cold

A homeless  had an original idea on how to protect himself from the polar cold sweeping through Greece. He thought that the police would provide hm with a roof over the head, a blanket and a warm meal. So what did he do? He broke into a vehicle parked in …

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Samos: Council for Refugees accuses police of “torturing ISIS victim”

The police station on the island of Samos has been accused to have tortured a 25-year-old refugee from Iraq. According non-profit organization Greek Council for Refugees, the man had requested international protection in Greece and had been tortured by members of the ISIS and therefore he should have joined the …

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Police evacuates paramilitary squat “Hot Spot for Greeks only”

Riot police squads and dozens of policemen moved to squat of Votanikos and evacuated the area from occupiers with paramilitary features. The operation was launched very early in the morning on Friday, after several media reported about the illegal occupation increasing pressure to authorities. The police asked the occupiers wearing …

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Bomb in downtown Athens: Was the target a prosecutor?

Who was the target of the bomb that exploded on Wednesday night in Exarchia district of central Athens?A prosecutor, a policeman or a bookstore? Prior to the explosion, two warning phone calls were made to daily Efymerida ton Syntakton and to news website Zougla.gr. According to Greek media,  the bomb …

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Greek police fires teargas at elderly protesters (video, picts)

Greek police fired teargas at protesting pensioners when the few hundreds to elderly men and women attempted to break the police cordon and walk towards the office of the Prime Minister. some pensioners commented “Thanks for the treat!” via @MakisSinodinos Pensioners from several sectors had come to downtown Athens in …

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Ben Needham: Police digs land plot on Kos, finds light coloured fabric & dozens of bones

British and Greek police teams digging an olive grove on the island of Kos discovered pieces of light coloured fabric. 21-month-old Ben Needham  was wearing a white T-shirt when he went missing on the island of Kos in July 1991. According to Daily Mail, Ben was wearing a white buttoned …

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Evacuation of Idomeni camp: aerial video of police operation

Greek police released footage of the refugees and migrants evacuation from Idomeni camp. The footage was shot by police helicopters that have been monitoring the operation since Tuesday morning. Evacuation of 8,119 refugees and migrants started short after 6 a.m. on Tuesday. According to authorities schedule a total of 2,000 …

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UPD 202 people deported from Greece to Turkey in a “dawn operation” (videos, picts)

The mass deportation operation started as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning, although it was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. The first 136 migrants from Lesvos were already in Dikili, Turkey at 9:30 a.m.It is more than obvious that the Frontex did not want much media around, for …

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CoE Anti-torture report slams “poor conditions” in Greek prisons and “excessive police force”

The anti-torture report published today by the Council of Europe criticizes strongly excessive police force and poor prison conditions in Greece. The report is the result of a visit to Greek prison carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture/Inhuman or Degrading Treatment/Punishment between 14 and 24 …

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