Greece: Furor over Prisoners

On the night of April 21, 1967, battle-clad Greek soldiers arrested nearly 7,000 politicians and Communist suspects as part of the successful coup that established a handful of unknown army officers as the new rulers of Greece. A year later, more than one-third of those who were spirited away that night still remain in detention, a source of continued embarrassment to the regime of former Colonel George Papadopoulos. Last week an international controversy flared up over how the prisoners are being treated.

The furor was set off by Amnesty International, a London-based organization, in a detailed report compiled by investigators...

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