Albania, Greece: Video of Police Brutality

In this post, Thessaloniki-based Teacher Dude posts a YouTube video of two Albanian men being beaten and ordered to slap each other by a Greek police officer, quotes the Independent Media Center's transcript, and translates from Greek comments “expressing satisfaction at what those arrested had suffered.” Some reactions from the Albanian side are at and Topix Albania discussion boards. A petition against human rights abuse of immigrants in Greece is here, signed by 982 people so far, is here.


  • Naser

    Greeks are supposed to be the creators of REASON. It might not be true after all.

  • Nikos F.

    What ‘reason’ has to do with the arrest of two thieves? Cops aren’t ‘flower power’ people, you know. I can’t say I like them but that’s what they’re supposed to do; f.ex. butchers are supposed to slay animals so you can have a dinner of a grilled stake [I hope you won’t confuse those two (cop/butcher)!].

    Another example, I’m a photographer; around two years ago, I have had my beloved (and expensive) camera stolen. I believe I felt much more distressed than these two youngsters; I was a student, short on money, my camera was almost everything I owned etc.

    I haven’t had done anything, why was my camera stolen? I thought… “shouldn’t there be some people who should try to prevent that?”.

    Oh well… I’m ranting. Good night.

    • wel l done grecce country of democracy but these to cops are 2 f naziz and so tell me please somebody stole your camera and 2 albanian kids deserve the brutality of 2gestapo nuts take a god look at your self and then say 1000 time sorry for what your countryman did and dont forget albanians r sons of ALI pashe TEPELENA

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