διαδηλωτές, μετανάστες, κρατούμενοι, εκδιδόμενα άτομα, ακόμα και ανήλικοι, σε δρόμους, κρατητήρια, κέντρα κράτησης.
Beating, raping, foot thrashing (phalanx), use of Taser guns, cigarette burns, humiliation, bio-piracy (forced DNA extraction)…
Most incidents either they do not get officially reported or they get ‘investigated’ superficially. In any case the guilty ones go unpunished.
Is there really anyone who still thinks that these are single, isolated incidents? No!
Even the Ministry for the Protection of Citizens (nicknamed Ministry of Public Order), which shamelessly published the photographs of the 4 anarchists arrested in Kozani on February 1st, with the faces of three heavily bruised and badly disfigured, claims in its official report that only ‘legitimate and justified use of force was exercised during the arrest’.
The three detainees, via their parents and their lawyers, accuse police of brutality (detained for several hours, handcuffed behind their backs and extra cuffs applied on their ankles, faces covered with black hoods whilst policemen were taking shifts thumping them!).
We, the citizens of this country, we feel concerned.
• We shall not allow a return to the practices of the junta.
• We shall not get addicted to the horror of media pushing upon us images of brutality.
• We shall not be seized by the terror that the media presents to society.
• We shall not let barbarian practices be allowed to occur with impunity.
• Torturing is a crime and the charge is felony.