Greece: Leftist journalist “mistakenly” detained and beaten by anti-terrorist police

Radical left journalist Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos was assaulted and detained during a counter-terrorism sweep in Athens. Blogger tsakthan writes [el]: “According to his testimony, he was beaten by the anti-terrorist squad near his home, shoved in a car, transferred to Police HQ, strip-searched and questioned for hours in a dark room by men wearing hoods. He was later released, after being told he was mistakenly arrested.” Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos is the editor of the Red Notebook news portal. The story was confirmed by media agency tvxs.

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