Greece: Tales of Torture

Had it worked, the scheme might have been a public relations coup of sorts for the ruling Greek junta. Two months ago, acting on a Scandinavian complaint that the Athens regime had unjustly suspended constitutional rights in Greece and was permitting the torture of prisoners, the Human Rights Commission of the Council of Europe, an 18-nation organization created to foster social and economic progress, called a special closed session to hear testimony. The Greek government complied by sending several heavily guarded ex-prisoners to the hearings in Strasbourg —but only after ordering them...

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