Adding in­sult to in­jury

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Thou­sands of Greek cit­i­zens were jailed or tor­tured by the au­thor­i­ties dur­ing the mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship that ruled the coun­try from the colonels’ rise to power fol­low­ing a coup in 1967 un­til their down­fall in 1974. The sur­vivors carry the phys­i­cal and men­tal scars of that pe­riod in­side them to this day. De­spite this bur­den, most have moved on with their lives since then. Many have even gone on to achieve great things, and done so with dig­nity. They are the peo­ple who are es­pe­cially an­gered, and right­fully so, by the very cyn­i­cal way in which their bru­tal ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the years of the dic­ta­tor­ship is now be­ing used for very du­bi­ous pur­poses by the left­ist-led gov­ern­ment which is in power to­day.

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