For background to the case see: Greek police publish images of arrested and tortured anarchists that are altered in photoshop; Regarding Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, one of the four arrested and tortured anarchists in Kozani and statement by three of the anarchists arrested for the bank robbery in Kozani.
- The place where these photos were taken is the emergency department/surgery of the Evagelismos hospital on February 3d, 2013, during the transfer of A. Bourzoukos. The department had no access to the exterior of the hospital, let alone the room where they took A.M. in order for him to be examined.
- As it is obvious from the photographs, the members of police’s anti-terrorist squad (EKAM) are inside the place, fully armed – a practice that is not allowed, as the medical staff kept whispering between them. When the surgery department’s head asked them to let him examine Bourzoukos without the presence of armed men, they refused to leave, since they would be violating their commanders’ orders. He then asked them to stay (which was already against the rules) within the surgery space, but outside the door of the room where he would be examining Bourzoukos, but they refused, once again. Why? There was no access to the room from the outside, unless one was to blow up the entire building – and it was equally impossible for Bourzoukos, say, to take the doctor hostage. Beaten across his entire face, “without a bone that wasn’t broken”, as they said, and with his hands cuffed behind his back.
- He was then examined and (the best part of it all) the men of the anti-terrorist unit then asked for the names of the doctors, which were not handed to them, of course.
- Could it be that medical privacy has been abolished? Perhaps along with university asylum, which was hiding such a “dangerous” criminal inside the campus of Mytilini [trans. where Bourzoukos was studying]?