25 Jul 2019 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 10 Jul 2019 n° 79/2019 Greece

Weekly Athens Voice Attacked by Anarchist Group

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryHarassment and intimidation of journalists
On 4 July 2019, the Greek weekly newspaper Athens Voice’s offices were attacked by the Rouvinokas anarchist group in the Greek capital. According to media reports, around 15 assailants used steel bars to smash furniture and equipment and threw black paint on the offices’ walls. None of the journalists was reported injured. The Rouvinokas anarchist group claimed responsibility for the attack on the internet, saying it occurred following a controversial social media comment that appeared on the newspaper’s online edition regarding the death of an Armenian woman who died of injuries after trying to evade a possible inspection of her residence and work permit. Five years ago, an arson attack had extensively damaged Athens Voice offices.
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