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Image of Greek police car needs to be added[edit]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnadi/14387219/in/set-758388/

Whatever happened to the Ομάδα Σ?[edit]

I remember a number of years ago there was a special police unit which had custom modified performance cars (such as Porche, Ford Cosworth, Alpha Romeo, etc.). The unit was created to deal with high speed chases, etc. I was hoping to read about it here and didn't find anything. Then I checked the official website and there's no mentioned there anywhere. Was the unit disbanded? --Kimontalk 02:25, 8 December 2007 (UTC) fuck the police mpasti gouronia dolofoni

Stink has it they entered the cars in illegal races and eventually crashed them.

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Iospress[edit]

I see that the specific anarchist network is used as a source in this article, supporting a link between the police and the G. Down. By a quick check iospress is the main defender of indymedia in Greece [[1]][[2]]. Such sources should be avoided since they don't meet wp:rs criteria.Alexikoua (talk) 14:43, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Iospress Alex is not a different newspaper, is the name of a section of Eleytherotypia for 20 years of the 35 years of editorial life of the newspaper, even if in some times it existed as included co-editon. I'd like to point out that articles of newspapers are are allways signed... and the core of Press Freedom is pluralism, in the same pages of Eleytherotypia where also articles advocating for regulation or deletion of the law over University Asylum, even more, for more than two decades politicians that voted for regulation of the university asylum (law under wich Indymedia functions) had the printed "forum" to make their case heard...

35 years Alexikoua... are equivalent to our modern history with all its glory and faults, it's not a "delete button".

Further more, i'd also like to point out, that there is no other printed document except IOSpress that points out that the alledged KYP document -fake proof of collaboration of Michaloliakos and Pleyris with KYP- is actually fake! (Even golden Dawn itself has failed to keep the court of law decision that calls that paper a fake, online, infact it's link is broken). Is that perhaps advocating for Golden Dawn by IOSpress? Also please keep in mind, the section is called "ALLEGATIONS of ties with Golden Dawn" not "TIES with Golden Dawn"... as such is supposed to be a lists with printed-public allegations, making available the printed (links) proof of the variable historic moments... I'd like for instance to see a link of A1 newspaper (even if partisan) in all cases, so the reader can have an even more global view of the occurences... msymeonakis (talk) 09:21, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

  • Hallo again Alexikoua, once again IOS press is not a different magazine-newspaper, ios-press is eleytherotypia newspaper, if you want however you can delete the indymedia links since you think they're unsupported (I think those where supposed to support as second source Golden Dawns being attacked while police didn't protect her).
  • Of course i don't have any problem whatsoever to add in the controversy "the Syriza photo op", but i think you can find much better sources than digital-press, this was all over mainstream media... P.S. I'm adding the correction "plaincloth police" instead of police.  : ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msymeonakis (talkcontribs) 09:01, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Bare in mind that under greek law, and it had not been changed prior to Xenios Zeys operations, nor it did after, asylum seekers can apply for asylum even if they have allready entered the country, legaly or illegaly. Said that, without the formentioned law being changed, the one that braking the law is the country itself... consequently, on the basis of this contradiction, the European Court decised on it (in Law it is called "Precedent") and the arrested was deemed 12.000 euro compensation. So lets do the math... how many where arrested during Xenios Zeys operations? (of course i can find the EU court decision). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msymeonakis (talkcontribs) 09:20, 14 November 2012 (UTC)


About the Syriza controversy, sources like Athensvoice and Vima, are quite good and as far I know objective and neutral. I would prefer to use them in an article like this, instead of iospress, which is in the border of rs. Agree about the plaincloth addition.Alexikoua (talk) 11:34, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
  • I didn't say anything about neither Athens Voice nor Vima... i wrote only about some journal you added called "digital press" that you linked the immigration controversy... but since you mentioned it, Athens Voice is not a Political Newspaper is recreational one, plus it is free-press... so i got in the trouble to find you some more links to help your case... please feel free to check them. (Again i repeat Ios-press are pages of newspaper Eleytherotypia and cannot be regarded as different)

http://www.alphatv.gr/Newsroom/Alpha-News/Society/%CE%95%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%B3%CE%B5%CE%BB%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B7-%CF%80%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%B5%CE%BC%CE%B2%CE%B1%CF%83%CE%B7-%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%B1-%CF%84%CE%B9%CF%82-%CF%86%CF%89%CF%84%CE%BF%CE%B3%CF%81%CE%B1%CF%86%CE%B9%CE%B5%CF%82-%CE%B1%CF%83%CF%84%CF%85%CE%BD%CE%BF%CE%BC%CE%B9.aspx http://www.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_kathremote_1_07/11/2012_468890

  • On the immigration front now...

you say... "The Coalition of the Radical Left, disagreed with the measures taken by the State authorities and the police against illegal imigration.[16]" (this is the link digital-press), there are many prestigious sources on Xenios Dias, it had been on the first pages of all Greek Mainstream Press, i think you should base you case on a better source... However i also provide you with the NSK traduction of the European Court Of Human Rights decision as mentioned before on this talk page... The IBRAHIMI case was on July 2012, you will find in it also other law precedents that covers pro-XeniosDias periods... So... Also the European Court of Human Rights disagrees with it... let me also mention that even UN disagrees with it, since greek handling of immigrants/asylum seekers is against the agreements signed by Greece itself in the UN...

I'm afraid that the root of the problem with immigrants/asylum seekers in Greece is far more deeper than a political party disagreement (Europe since mid 90's offered volumes and volumes of studies for Greece (plus money!!!) to help itself...) but of course Greece failed even to read the Memorandum...). Greek goverment's incompetence, plus greek people's incompetence or unwillingness or lack of know-how in pressing its decision makers towards a change in their immigration/asylum policy i'm not sure it can be hidden under the rug of any Coalition-Shcoalition of the left. Please also ad the European decison on the "Disagreement" :)

here,site for PDF download. NSK = (Legal Council of the Greek State, translation of the minister for foreign affairs of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights) http://www.nsk.gov.gr/webnsk/search_edad.jsp download the "MAHMUNDI IBRAHIMI κλπ. 5" PDF

here direct PDF download. or to download the PDF MAHMUNDI IBRAHIMI vs. Greece download link http://www.nsk.gov.gr/webnsk/pdf.jsp?fileid=30637556

The same decision can be found in French at the European Court of Human Rights page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Msymeonakis (talkcontribs) 10:15, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

It looks like the Greek (far) right is trying to sway (i.e. censor) Wikipedia by claiming well-regarded journalist and academic sources are "biased" against it. It's a classic trick they have been employing for decades now; everything that doesn't agree with Greek ethnocentrism is "anti-hellenic" and "anarcho-communist propaganda". Recently, Nikolaos Dendias was threatening to sue the BBC and the Guardian for publicizing incidents in which the Police tortured detainees. Mind you, torture and abuse are a recurring pattern with the Greek police. And as for its ties with Golden Dawn, they're well-known. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.66.183.95 (talk) 05:58, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Greek Parliament resolution 1863/89 (National Army & Democratic Army Of Greece)[edit]

  • I hardly get how can it be my POV a law unanimously voted by the greek parliament... even tho I did vote to those elections...

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_civil_war#Post-war_division_and_reconciliation) Post war divisions and reconciliation In 1989, the coalition government between Nea Dimokratia and the Coalition of Left and Progress (SYNASPISMOS) - in which the KKE was for a period the major force - suggested a law that was passed unanimously by the Greek Parliament, formally recognizing the 1946-1949 war as a civil war and not merely as a communist insurgency ("Συμμοριτοπόλεμος") ( Ν. 1863/89 (ΦΕΚ 204Α΄) ).[58][59][60] Under the terms of this law, the war of 1946-1949 was recognized as a Greek Civil War between the National Army and the Democratic Army of Greece, for the first time in Greek postwar history. Under the aforementioned law, the term "communist bandits" (Κομμουνιστοσυμμορίτες, ΚΣ), wherever it had occurred in Greek law, was replaced by the term "Fighters of the DSE".[61]

  • Also thank you for pointing out the fact that the DEKEMBRIANA was just a fase of the greek civil war... however if you had followed the link provided, you'd notice it led to GEN. SCOBIE ultimatum citing the armed forces "National Army" (according to Greek Law Ν. 1863/89 (ΦΕΚ 204Α)) forces (linked it because half of them where city police and Gendermerie http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ScobiUltimatum.png ), a composition totally different to today's greek army composition (Greek Citizens over the age of 18).

please restore the names of the parties involved in the Greek Civil War, as unanimously voted in the Greek Parliament (1989)

P.S.: Is the eleytherotypia case resolved?? msymeonakis (talk) 09:28, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

The article states exactly that the Dem. Army was lead by the Communist Party [[3]][[4]][[5]][[6]][[7]], I don't see why this should be removed but indeed its essential to the context. On the other hand there was no Army in Greece under the name simple name 'National Army', it would be more appropriate to briefly state that this was the army of the (legitimite that time) government.

I agree with you about the labelling of 'communist bandits', i.e. it's not part of this article.

I'm ok with eleftherytipia, but specifically iospress is on the border of wp:rs criteria. But if haven't something of more desent value its ok to have it still here.Alexikoua (talk) 20:02, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

  • That's exactly the reason! Both Greek D. Army and Greek Civil war have all the correlated information... and this is why, being here just as reference sound like charakterizing... think it the other way around for a moment (and plz keep in mind that ther is an opposite oppinion)... for example "between the imperialists and the greek D. army" (how does it sound?)... this is exactly what Law Ν. 1863/89, solves, it also solves other generalisations... for example not everybody who wanted to fight the germans was communist... still the outlets were not that much and readily available (K.Mitsotakis: "The Antistasi was mainly organised by the communists" mega chanel interview ican't easily find it for you...) (Kathimerini ...this i could easily find... "The KKE did call all parties to form a unified resistance against the germans and none of the existent political parties was willing).

Also note in the Sacred Band wiki page... Ieros Loxos and 3 mountain Briagade was feared that if disbanded would "become individual recruts in a possibly EAM-dominated people's army (!)... That's the reason i abide with the Law Ν. 1863/89 when talking about the civil war. Plus it was a civil war... chances are that in the same family tree people of different parties where killed, making it unfair to legitimise on or the other. (also note that other civil wars that followed WWII where backed times and again by USA, UK and the RUSSIA, under this light i think legitimacy sound bit odd)...

  • PS. do you have other issues with th eGolde Dawn Allegations, or we remove the dispute?

msymeonakis (talk) 11:43, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Copyvio section removed[edit]

I have removed the "Abuse of Tourists" section as it contains WP:Close paraphrasing and WP:Copyvios from the BBC website. In addtion the section is far too detailed and needs trimming per WP:UNDUE. If the incidents are so notable to be detailed to such degree they have to get their own articles but they cannot be accommodated in the present article at the current high level of detail. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 11:01, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:Close paraphrasing example from the article:

As he was leaving the station, an officer shouted, "Hey Korean, go home!" Jung went to the Korean Embassy and returned the station with the embassy's consul. After five further visits to the station, and an official complaint from the embassy to the station's chief, the police officers involved were named. The incident has become a full-scale diplomatic incident. The Korean ambassador has requested a meeting with the Greek minister of Public Order, and the Greek Chief of Police to see to an investigation and punishment of the officers involved.

Compare to the BBC website:

When Jung was released from police custody without charge just a few hours after being detained, he says one officer shouted after him, "Hey Korean, go home!" Instead Jung went straight to the Korean Embassy in Athens and returned with the consul to confront the men who he said hit him. It took five further visits to the police station, an official complaint from the embassy to the chief of police and 10 days of waiting before the officers involved in Jung's case were named. The case turned into a full-scale diplomatic incident with the Korean ambassador to Greece requesting a meeting with the minister of Public Order, and the Greek Chief of Police, to insist on a fair investigation and just punishment for the officers involved.

Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 11:31, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

I've edited the section to remove copyvio material and summarize. Is that better?

Abuse of Tourists

In July of 2012, Christian Ukwuorji, a US citizen, visited Greece. Police in Athens asked him for ID. Although he showed them his passport, he was arrested. At the station, Ukwuorji was beaten and woke up at a hospital with a concussion. He was released without being charged with any offenses. The US Embassy requested an investigation, but as of January 2013, there has been no response. The US Department of State updated its site with the following warning, "The U.S. Embassy has confirmed reports of U.S. African-American citizens detained by police authorities conducting sweeps for illegal immigrants in Athens".[1][2]

Joel Stirling, 29, a Kiwi traveller reports that he was being handcuffed, beaten and robbed by Greek police in Crete, on 3rd of November, 2012. [3]

Hyun Young Jung of South Korea was backpacking in Greece when he was stopped by police asking him for ID. After asking police for their verification of them being real police, he was beaten and arrested. He was taken to a local police station where he was again beaten twice. Jung was released a few hours later with no charges. He also alleged police used racially charged language. Afterwards, Jung went to the Korean Embassy for assistance. The incident became a full-scale diplomatic incident with the Korean Ambassador requesting meetings with Greek officials to request disciplinary measures for the police officers.[4]


Transcendence (talk) 20:05, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. It is acceptable now. I have reinserted your edit. Best regards. Δρ.Κ. λόγοςπράξις 20:34, 28 January 2013 (UTC)


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