Greek anti-fascist protesters ‘tortured by police’ after Golden Dawn clash

Greek Left Review

Protesters carry a banner that reads Fascism Never Again, during a protest in Pireaus near Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/APProtesters carry a banner that reads Fascism Never Again, during a protest in Pireaus near Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/AP

originally published at The Guardian Tuesday 9 October 2012

Fifteen people arrested in Athens says they were subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation

Fifteen anti-fascist protesters arrested in Athens during a clash with supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn have said they were tortured in the Attica General Police Directorate (GADA) – the Athens equivalent of Scotland Yard – and subjected to what their lawyer describes as an Abu Ghraib-style humiliation.

Members of a second group of 25 who were arrested after demonstrating in support of their fellow anti-fascists the next day said they were beaten and made to strip naked and bend over in front of officers and other protesters inside the same police station.

Protester injured during arrest in Greece
A protester shows his injuries

Several of the protesters…

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