Greece: The Unmentionable Issue

When the 18-nation Council of Europe meets in Paris this week to consider whether to suspend Greece from the company of Europe's democratic nations, the issue that is certain to be uppermost in the minds of the foreign ministers is one that they cannot even mention in the debate. It is the torture of political prisoners in Greece. For the past three weeks, a 1,200-page report prepared by a special committee of the Council of Europe's Human Rights Commission has been in the hands of the member governments. After two years of...

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