Greek Police Accused Of Terrible Photoshop Job To Hide Evidence Of Brutality

With Photoshop's ubiquity, it's actually surprising that we haven't heard about more scenes like the following: Greek police may soon be under investigation for attempting to airbrush out evidence of police brutality in the mug shots of four young men. And it was a terrible 'shop job, at that.

The men were arrested for an attempted armed robbery, and media photos taken at the scene clearly show them to be bleeding and bruised. The mug shots released by the police several days later, however, showed them to, apparently, be in far better shape than they were just a few hours before.

In the police's defence, Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias did admit that the photos had been altered, but only for the express purpose of making the men recognisable to the public. He went on to claim that the injuries were a result of the men resisting arrest, not something they incurred while in custody.

Several Greek news websites have published a letter by one of the suspects' mothers that tells a different story:

Police authorities in Greece are following the examples of torture in the Guantanamo prison. My son - and the others arrested - was not treated like every other law violator but with particular hatred because he is an anarchist.

The Greek police have apparently long been accused of detaining immigrants and other prisoners in inhumane conditions, and the above mugshot that looks like it was attacked by a toddler with a beige crayon probably won't be helping that case.

[Reuters via Peta Pixel]


Comments

    I hope the Police are sent to Jail for this. For a long, long time.

      Simple solution. Class the arrested men as possible terrorists and then you can do whatever you like for as long as you like.

      I think you are forgetting something...the people that were arrested were ARMED ROBBERS

      They deserve every bit of brutality they get exposed to

        Totally. We should just let the cops kill those bastards with a claw hammer and be done with it. This whole idea of giving criminals 'rights' is really just taking away rights from the rest of us. I mean, why should the police have to handle these types of thugs gently-gently when they may have threatened, or even beaten, someone else? Where is the comeuppance? Where is the deterrent?

        (Note: I don't actually believe any of this. First, until found guilty they are 'alleged' criminals; second, the police should be adopting community standards on how humans should be treated, and beating people is generally frowned upon; third, if they actually believed it was reflecting community standards to be beating these people up then they wouldn't have bothered editing the images because it wouldn't be a problem to have these guys bloody messes).

          Ok my comment was a bit rash I will admit that, however having been held up at gunpoint at a service station I have no sympathy for any mistreatment they have received at the hands of the local police.

          Lets face it, they arent freedom fighters, they are scumbag criminals

            Agreed. Armed robber had it coming.

              I really feel for mr1jz being held up at gunpoint: I can't imagine an experience like that, and there should clearly be consequences for that action. Simply put, though, the role of the police isn't to punish - it is to investigate, apprehend, and collect evidence.
              If the injuries were sustained resisting arrest, then certainly the situation is different, and if this were another country then I'd give more consideration to that explanation. Of late, though, it seems like beating people up has become the official sport of the Greek police force.

              So they have stuff coming, but it shouldn't be the police delivering it.

          also who's to say that the wounds inflicted were not actually from resisting arrest

    Has any one seen the greek economy this wasno photoshop it was mspaint.

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