Bor­der guards in­ves­ti­gated

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The Hel­lenic Po­lice is con­duct­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­le­ga­tions by hu­man rights groups that in re­cent weeks there have been up to 20 cases of bor­der guards in Evros, north­east­ern Greece, rob­bing mi­grants and forc­ing them back into Turkey.

Ap­peals court pros­e­cu­tor Eleft­he­rios Michai­lidis or­dered the probe, which will be car­ried out by the force’s in­ter­nal af­fairs depart­ment in north­ern Greece, af­ter re­ceiv­ing com­plaints from non­govern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions that help refugees who reach the coun­try.

Michai­lidis has asked the in­spec­tors to es­tab­lish whether there have been in­stances of abuse of power, breach of duty, rob­bery or any other of­fenses.

Peo­ple prac­tice CPR on dum­mies in Alexan­droupoli, north­ern Greece, yes­ter­day. They were par­tic­i­pat­ing in a class held by the Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vice (EKAV), which will be trav­el­ing across the coun­try over the next few days demon­strat­ing first-aid tech­niques as part of Euro­pean Restart a Heart Day.

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