Greek police uses brutal violence and arbitrary bans to obstruct reporting on the refugee crisis

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In order to avoid their contacts with asylum seekers, the police has limited the movement of journalists on Lesbos, going as far as to very violently apprehend the correspondent of the German daily Die Welt. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a strategic restriction of press freedom and right to information, which must be lifted immediately.

When Iason Athanasiadis, the correspondent of the German daily Die Welt, was approaching a refugee settlement in Lesbos on September 11 after an earli

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