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Four police officers arrested for torturing foreign national in detention

Four police officers were arrested Saturday for allegedly beating and torturing a detainee. The arrests were made by Greek police’s Internal Affairs Division. The arrested, a higher officer, two lower-ranking policemen and a member of the Special Guard unit were responsible for guarding and transferring detainees. The victim, either a …

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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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Police, Justice top Corruption Report 2017 by Greek Police and TI

Greece’s ranking on Transparency International list of corruption has improved in “Corruption Perception Index 2017” when the country ranked on position 59/180 and score 48/100 behind Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In 2016 Greece was holding position 69. According to survey findings, complains about instances of corruption decreased by 8.5% 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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Justice Minister confirms Grevena prisoners “bear burn marks”

Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis confirmed Friday that “inmates bear burn marks on their bodies”. Greece’s Justice Minister told a parliamentary committee that an investigation into allegations of police beatings was underway. Roupakiotis had visited Grevena prison a week ago after allegations several inmates were beaten by  police. On Thursday, daily …

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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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