02 May 2016 Lvl. 1
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Alert created on: 02 Apr 2015 n° 42/2015 Greece

Police Assault Against a Photographer in Greece

Source of threatState
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
Partner RSF
Partner RSF
The photographer Manolis Kypraios has brought a lawsuit against the state because he has completely lost his hearing as a result of the blast of a stun grenade that a police officer threw at him in an alley on 15 June 2011 although he identified himself and showed his press card. Kypraios is now permanently handicapped, and therefore has lost his ability to work.
The case was closed by a court at the end of 2014. RSF however ask the authorities and the police to open an internal administrative inquiry.
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